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
Math Art is a supplemental, arts-integrated mathematics curriculum. The purpose of Math Art is to help teachers introduce, reinforce, or expand upon the topics their students are required to learn. Furthermore, by blending the subjects of mathematics and art, Math Art is capable of motivating students, decreasing classroom discipline problems, increasing student retention of knowledge, and assisting the instruction of visual learners, kinesthetic learners, and English Language Learners. Each of the book's math activities require students to create an aesthetically-pleasing project that focuses on a fundamental or "broad" mathematical topic (perimeter, volume, symmetry, angles, etc.).
Use manipulatives 10 minutes a day with these simple at-a-glance activities! Just 6 weeks of these activities will give children a richer and deeper mastery of maths by demonstrating abstract ideas and core mathematical concepts in a variety of representations and problem-solving contexts. Use manipulatives 10 minutes a day with these simple at-a-glance activities! * Easy to implement activities for all curriculum areas* Filled with photos for easy reference* Uses a variety of everyday objects and common maths resources Part of the Making Mathematics Count research project from the North Star Teaching Alliance, the approach has been fully trialled to success in primary schools across the country!
The activities in Maths Investigations have been structured to provide materials that are appropriate to the needs and abilities of a range of abilities in the mathematics class. At this stage of their mathematics education students should be required to investigate concepts in considerable depth. Accordingly some activities in this book stretch over several pages perhaps requiring students to carry an idea over from day to day as they move through a particular unit. This idea of mathematical investigations is intended to provide challenge for students, to encourage them to look at the real life aspects of mathematics and to stimulate them to go to even further depths than the text provides for.