Hands On Math Projects with Real Life Applications

Author: Gary Robert Muschla
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0130320153
Release Date: 2000-08-15
Genre: Education

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

Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118040942
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Education

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

Hands On Math Projects with Real Life Applications Grades 3 5

Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118039556
Release Date: 2010-12-17
Genre: Education

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

Making Math Connections

Author: Hope Martin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412937663
Release Date: 2006-07-27
Genre: Education

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

Author: James L. Overholt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787996307
Release Date: 2008-03-07
Genre: Education

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.

Math Starters

Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118449790
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Education

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

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

Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470574992
Release Date: 2010-01-28
Genre: Education

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.

12 Real Life Math Projects Kids Will Love

Author: Todd Schroeder
Publisher: Scholastic Professional Books
ISBN: 0439365929
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: Education

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.

Mathability

Author: Michael Cain
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 9781593631062
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Education

Mathability gives students the experience and ability to analyze and solve real-life mathematical problems, and explain their methods of arriving at the solution. Mathability is an excellent resource for preparing students for the performance tasks of standards-based tests. The six units in this book each have 10 problems that deal with a variety of real-life situations, such as those at a construction site, on vacation, in a business, and at home. The open-ended problems let students hone their skills in geometry, probability, percentages, use of charts, algebra, number relations/operations, money, and decimals. Open-ended performance tasks have become a mainstay of standards-based testing. It is one of the tasks that most students perform at below proficiency level. Much of this low performance is due to a student's lack of experience with writing explanations of the mathematics that made it possible to solve the problem. Mathabilty presents a systematic approach that will lead students to proficiency. Within each unit, this book provides four different levels of problems. The Step-by-Step Level leads a student through the problem and provides a format for presenting their answers. The Prompted Level provides the format for presenting the solution and hints on how to solve the problem. The Independent Level allows students to solve and explain their answers on their own, and the Challenge Level problems present a venue for gifted and talented students to push their skills to a higher level. Grades 5–8

Math for Real Life

Author: Jim Libby
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476667492
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre: Education

"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.

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

Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118237281
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Education

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.

Algebra Teacher s Activities Kit

Author: Judith A. Muschla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119045595
Release Date: 2015-11-30
Genre: Education

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

Author: James L. Overholt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047058341X
Release Date: 2010-02-12
Genre: Education

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.