Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Second Edition offers an exciting collection of 60 hands-on projects to help students in grades 6--12 apply math concepts and skills to solving everyday, real-life problems! The book is filled with classroom-tested projects that emphasize: cooperative learning, group sharing, verbalizing concepts and ideas, efficient researching, and writing clearly in mathematics and across other subject areas. Each project achieves the goal of helping to build skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making, and supports an environment in which positive group dynamics flourish. Each of the projects follows the same proven format and includes instructions for the teacher, a Student Guide, and one or more reproducible datasheets and worksheets. They all include the elements needed for a successful individual or group learning experience. The projects are easily implemented and can stand alone, and they can be used with students of various grade levels and abilities. This thoroughly revised edition of the bestseller includes some new projects, as well as fresh information about technology-based and e-learning strategies and enhancements; No Child Left Behind standards; innovative teaching suggestions with activities, exercises, and standards-based objectives; reading and literacy connections; and guidelines and objectives for group and team-building projects. Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications is printed in a lay-flat format, for easy photocopying and to help you quickly find appropriate projects to meet the diverse needs of your students, and it includes a special Skills Index that identifies the skills emphasized in each project. This book will save you time and help you instill in your students a genuine appreciation for the world of mathematics. "The projects in this book will enable teachers to broaden their instructional program and provide their students with activities that require the application of math skills to solve real-life problems. This book will help students to realize the relevance and scope of mathematics in their lives." --Melissa Taylor, middle school mathematics teacher, Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey
Each easy-to-implement project includes background information for the teacher, project goals, math skills needed, a student guide with tips and strategies, and reproducible worksheets. Projects are designed to help students meet the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Focal Points, and chapters are organized to show how math relates to language, arts, science, etc.--demonstrating the importance of math in all areas of real life. In Part I, Chapter 1 offers an overview of how to incorporate math projects in the classroom. Chapter 2 provides a variety of classroom management suggestions, as well as teaching tips, and Chapter 3 offers ways teachers may evaluate project work. Each chapter also contains several reproducibles that are designed to help students master the procedural skills necessary for effective collaboration while working on projects. Part II, "The Projects," is divided into six separate sections: Section 1. Math and Science Section 2. Math and Social Studies Section 3. Math and Language Section 4. Math and Art and Music Section 5. Math and Fun and Recreation Section 6. Math and Life Skills
Ready-to-Use Lessons and Materials for Grades 6-12
Author: Gary Robert Muschla
A collection of 60 hands on investigations to help students apply math concepts and skills to everyday problems found across the curriculum, in sports, and in daily life. These tested projects stress cooperative learning, group sharing, and writing, and build skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, decision-making, and computation. Each project follows the same proven format, including instructions for the teacher, a Student Guide, and one or more reproducible datasheets and worksheets. To help find appropriate projects quickly, a special Skills Index identifies the skills emphasized in each project, and all materials are organized into 6 major sections: Math & Science Math & Social Studies Math & Language Math & Art & Music Math & Sports & Recreation Math & Life Skills
Bring Common Core Math into high school with smart, engagingactivities Teaching Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities,Grades 9-12 provides high school teachers with the kind of helpthey need to begin teaching the standards right away. Thisinvaluable guide pairs each standard with one or moreclassroom-ready activities and suggestions for variations andextensions. Covering a range of abilities and learning styles,these activities bring the Common Core Math Standards to life asstudents gain fluency in math communication and develop theskillset they need to tackle successively more complex math coursesin the coming years. Make math anxiety a thing of the past as youshow your students how they use math every day of their lives, andgive them the cognitive tools to approach any math problem withcompetence and confidence. The Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skillsstudents need to graduate high school fully prepared for collegeand careers. Meeting these standards positions American studentsmore competitively in the global economy, and sets them on a trackto achieve their dreams. This book shows you how to teach the mathstandards effectively, and facilitate a deeper understanding ofmath concepts and calculations. Help students apply their understanding of math concepts Teach essential abstract and critical thinking skills Demonstrate various problem-solving strategies Lay a foundation for success in higher mathematics The rapid adoption of the Common Core Standards across thenation has left teachers scrambling for aligned lessons andactivities. If you want to bring new ideas into the classroomtoday, look no further. Teaching Common Core Math Standards withHands-On Activities is the high school math teacher's solutionfor smart, engaging Common Core math.
Helpful advice for teaching Common Core Math Standards tomiddle-school students The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have beenformulated to provide students with instruction that will help themacquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, whichwill in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics withcompetence and confidence. Hands-on Activities for Teaching theCommon Core Math Standards is designed to help teachersinstruct their students so that they will better understand andapply the skills outlined in the Standards. This important resource also gives teachers a wealth of toolsand activities that can encourage students to think critically, usemathematical reasoning, and employ various problem-solvingstrategies. Filled with activities that will help students gain anunderstanding of math concepts and skills correlated to the CommonCore State Math Standards Offers guidance for helping students apply their understandingof math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in calculations,and learn to think abstractly Describes ways to get students to collaborate with otherstudents, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math bothorally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significanceof mathematics to real life This practical and easy-to-use resource will help teachers givestudents the foundation they need for success in highermathematics.
Easy to apply lessons for reteaching difficult algebraconcepts Many students have trouble grasping algebra. In this book,bestselling authors Judith, Gary, and Erin Muschla offer help formath teachers who must instruct their students (even those who arestruggling) about the complexities of algebra. In simple terms, theauthors outline 150 classroom-tested lessons, focused on thoseconcepts often most difficult to understand, in terms that aredesigned to help all students unravel the mysteries of algebra.Also included are reproducible worksheets that will assist teachersin reviewing and reinforcing algebra concepts and key skills. Filled with classroom-ready algebra lessons designed forstudents at all levels The 150 mini-lessons can be tailored to a whole class, smallgroups, or individual students who are having trouble This practical, hands-on resource will help ensure thatstudents really get the algebra they are learning
180 Reproducible Activities to Motivate, Excite, and Challenge Students, Grades 6-12
Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Math Games offers a dynamic collection of 180 reproducible activity sheets to stimulate and challenge your students in all areas of math - from whole numbers to data analysis - while emphasizing problem solving, critical thinking, and the use of technology for today's curriculum! Each of the book's activities can help you teach students in grades 6 through 12 how to think with numbers, recognize relationships, and make connections between mathematical concepts. You pick the activity appropriate for their needs . . . encourage the use of a calculator . . . or provide further challenges with activities that have multiple answers. Designed to be user friendly, all of the ready-to-use activities are organized into seven convenient sections and printed in a lay-flat format for ease of photocopying as many times as needed.
150 Activities that Support Algebra in the Common Core Math Standards, Grades 6-12
Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Help your students succeed with classroom-ready, standards-based activities The Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit: 150 Activities That Support Algebra in the Common Core Math Standards helps you bring the standards into your algebra classroom with a range of engaging activities that reinforce fundamental algebra skills. This newly updated second edition is formatted for easy implementation, with teaching notes and answers followed by reproducibles for activities covering the algebra standards for grades 6 through 12. Coverage includes whole numbers, variables, equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, factoring, logarithmic functions, statistics, and more, and gives you the material you need to reach students of various abilities and learning styles. Many of these activities are self-correcting, adding interest for students and saving you time. This book provides dozens of activities that Directly address each Common Core algebra standard Engage students and get them excited about math Are tailored to a diverse range of levels and abilities Reinforce fundamental skills and demonstrate everyday relevance Algebra lays the groundwork for every math class that comes after it, so it's crucial that students master the material and gain confidence in their abilities. The Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit helps you face the challenge, well-armed with effective activities that help students become successful in algebra class and beyond.
5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Grades 6-12
Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A revised edition of the bestselling activities guide for math teachers Now updated with new math activities for computers and mobile devices—and now organized by the Common Core State Standards—this book includes more than 650 ready-to-use math starter activities that get kids quickly focused and working as soon as they enter the classroom. Ideally suited for any math curriculum, these high-interest problems spark involvement in the day's lesson, help students build skills, and allow teachers to handle daily management tasks without wasting valuable instructional time. A newly updated edition of a bestselling title Ideal for math teachers in grades six through twelve Includes more than 650 ready-to-use starter problems