Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications

Ready-to-Use Lessons and Materials for Grades 6-12

Author: Gary Robert Muschla,Judith A. Muschla

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780130320155

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 5723

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

Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Grades 3-5

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039557

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 5218

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

Hands-On Math Projects With Real-Life Applications

Grades 6-12

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118040945

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 6023

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

Making Math Connections

Using Real-World Applications With Middle School Students

Author: Hope Martin

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412937665

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 6872

These high-interest math investigations will help students see math as a vital, meaningful tool in their daily lives both inside and outside of the classroom.

Math Stories For Problem Solving Success

Ready-to-Use Activities Based on Real-Life Situations, Grades 6-12

Author: James L. Overholt,Nancy H. Aaberg,James Lindsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787996300

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 618

This second edition of the popular math teaching resource book Math Stories for Problem Solving Success offers updated true-to-life situations designed to motivate teenagers to use math skills for solving everyday problems. The book features intriguing short stories followed by sets of problems related to the stories that are correlated to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Each of the easy-to-read stories is followed by three increasingly difficult groups of problem sets. This makes it simple for teachers to select the appropriate problem set for students of different abilities and at different grade levels. To further enhance student involvement, the stories feature recurring characters and can be used either sequentially or out of order. The problems in the book cover many basic math topics, including decimals, fractions, and percents; measurement; geometry; data, statistics, and probability; algebra; and problem solving. In addition to having all the answers, an Answer Key at the end of the book offers explanations and background information about the problems that can be helpful to both teachers and students. Math Stories for Problem Solving Success will help you show students that math is something they are already using every day.

The Algebra Teacher's Activity-a-Day, Grades 6-12

Over 180 Quick Challenges for Developing Math and Problem-Solving Skills

Author: Frances McBroom Thompson, Ed.D.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470616048

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 7791

Fun-filled math problems that put the emphasis on problem-solving strategies and reasoning The Algebra Teacher's Activity-a-Day offers activities for test prep, warm-ups, down time, homework, or just for fun. These unique activities are correlated with national math education standards and emphasize problem-solving strategies and logical reasoning skills. In many of the activities, students are encouraged to communicate their different approaches to other students in the class. Filled with dozens of quick and fun algebra activities that can be used inside and outside the classroom Designed to help students practice problem-solving and algebra skills The activities address a wide range of topics, skills, and ability levels, so teachers can choose whichever best suit the students' needs.

Math Teacher's Survival Guide: Practical Strategies, Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced Teachers, Grades 5-12

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470574997

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 1396

Classroom-tested strategies to help new and experienced math teachers thrive Math teachers must not only instruct their students in basic mathematical skills and concepts, they must also prepare them for standardized tests, provide instruction in the use of technology, and teach problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. At the same time, they must also manage their other responsibilities – taking attendance, planning, grading, record-keeping, disciplining, and communicating with parents and administrators. This book provides efficient and practical information on the management skills necessary to succeed in this most challenging profession. Offers realistic suggestions and strategies for planning and delivering effective math instruction Helps math teachers achieve excellence and continue to be enthusiastic and successful in their teaching careers Includes reproducible forms to help math teachers stay on top of everything they need to do The Math Teacher's Survival Guide contains a wealth of useful tools and strategies that can help any math teacher succeed in the classroom.

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237285

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 1244

Helpful advice for teaching Common Core Math Standards to middle-school students The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence. Hands-on Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math Standards is designed to help teachers instruct their students so that they will better understand and apply the skills outlined in the Standards. This important resource also gives teachers a wealth of tools and activities that can encourage students to think critically, use mathematical reasoning, and employ various problem-solving strategies. Filled with activities that will help students gain an understanding of math concepts and skills correlated to the Common Core State Math Standards Offers guidance for helping students apply their understanding of math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in calculations, and learn to think abstractly Describes ways to get students to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math both orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significance of mathematics to real life This practical and easy-to-use resource will help teachers give students the foundation they need for success in higher mathematics.

Hands-On Math!

Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Grades 4-8

Author: Frances McBroom Thompson

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 515

View: 8055

This comprehensive resource addresses 93 basic math concepts and skills and promotes students' understanding of math by encouraging them to apply math concepts to their own lives. Over 275 games and activities are included.

Math Wise! Over 100 Hands-On Activities that Promote Real Math Understanding, Grades K-8

Author: James L. Overholt,Laurie Kincheloe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470583418

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 4329

A fun, easy-to-implement collection of activities that give elementary and middle-school students a real understanding of key math concepts Math is a difficult and abstract subject for many students, yet teachers need to make sure their students comprehend basic math concepts. This engaging activity book is a resource teachers can use to give students concrete understanding of the math behind the questions on most standardized tests, and includes information that will give students a firm grounding to work with more advanced math concepts. Contains over 100 activities that address topics like number sense, geometry, computation, problem solving, and logical thinking. Includes projects and activities that are correlated to National Math Education Standards Activities are presented in order of difficulty and address different learning styles Math Wise! is a key resource for teachers who want to teach their students the fundamentals that drive math problems.

12 Real-Life Math Projects Kids Will Love

Author: Todd Schroeder

Publisher: Scholastic Professional Books

ISBN: 9780439365925

Category: Education

Page: 88

View: 4677

Presents twelve lessons in which students in grades four through eight are challenged to apply a variety of math concepts to problem-solving situations, each with a project description, lesson plan, teaching tips, and related activity sheets.

Math Starters

5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Grades 6-12

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118449797

Category: Education

Page: 402

View: 659

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

Real-life Math


Author: Walter Sherwood

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825138096

Category: Mathematics

Page: 80

View: 3026

Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit

150 Activities that Support Algebra in the Common Core Math Standards, Grades 6-12

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla-Berry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119045592

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 374

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.

Math for Real Life

Teaching Practical Uses for Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry

Author: Jim Libby

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476667497

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 6604

"Where are we ever going to use this?" Every high school math student has asked this question. Often teachers themselves aren't sure how to respond. One answer is that higher mathematics learned in high school will be essential to learning yet more at the college level. A more satisfactory answer calls for an awareness of how math is applied in many specific areas. Written primarily for teachers, this book presents hundreds of practical applications for mathematics--from baseball statistics to the theory of relativity--that can be understood by anyone with a knowledge of high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

Hands On! Math Projects

Author: Andrew King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781770938908

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 9552

The Hands-On! Series is designed with any classroom in mind, aiding teachers and students both in the school environment and the at-home classroom by educating children about the amazing subjects of science, math, art, and nature, and more importantly, giving young learners the tools they need to explore and learn about those subjects on their own. Each project in this book is specifically designed to place the ability to discover in the hands of young minds. Simple text provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to each project, a brief explanation to why it works, and ideas for further activities. In addition, every single project is accompanied by colorful illustrations and appealing photographs, aimed to enhance children's understanding and engage the reader. Each book in the series also comes equipped with a comprehensive glossary and index, enriching and aiding the learning experience. We are sure our readers will finish these books with a new understanding of each subject matter, and newfound abilities to explore and discover their world on their own. Keywords: STEM- Real World Math/Hands On! Math projects; number facts, place value, fractions, decimals, percent, patterns, numbers and operations, sorting, graphing, shapes, angles, coordinates, symmetry, estimation. Text features; glossary, index, bold print, headings, strong picture support, diagrams, step by step directions Lexile: 770L GRL: O

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 3218

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

10 Performance-Based Projects for the Language Arts Classroom

Grades 3-5

Author: Todd Stanley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618215789

Category: Education

Page: 175

View: 7122

Each book in the 10 Performance-Based Projects series provides 10 ready-made projects designed to help students achieve higher levels of thinking and develop 21st-century skills. Projects are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, allowing students to explore and be creative as well as gain enduring understanding. Each project represents a type of performance assessment, including portfolios, oral presentations, research papers, and exhibitions. Included for each project is a suggested calendar to allow teacher scheduling, mini-lessons that allow students to build capacity and gain understanding, as well as multiple rubrics to objectively assess student performance. The lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow format, enabling teachers to implement projects immediately.

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 9-12

Author: Gary Robert Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118710274

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 2283

Bring Common Core Math into high school with smart, engaging activities Teaching Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 9-12 provides high school teachers with the kind of help they need to begin teaching the standards right away. This invaluable guide pairs each standard with one or more classroom-ready activities and suggestions for variations and extensions. Covering a range of abilities and learning styles, these activities bring the Common Core Math Standards to life as students gain fluency in math communication and develop the skillset they need to tackle successively more complex math courses in the coming years. Make math anxiety a thing of the past as you show your students how they use math every day of their lives, and give them the cognitive tools to approach any math problem with competence and confidence. The Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students need to graduate high school fully prepared for college and careers. Meeting these standards positions American students more competitively in the global economy, and sets them on a track to achieve their dreams. This book shows you how to teach the math standards effectively, and facilitate a deeper understanding of math 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 the nation has left teachers scrambling for aligned lessons and activities. If you want to bring new ideas into the classroom today, look no further. Teaching Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities is the high school math teacher's solution for smart, engaging Common Core math.