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.).
Put math manipulatives to work in your classroom and make teaching and learning math both meaningful and productive. Would you like to bring math learning to life and make it more concrete, relevant, and accessible to your students? Do you wish you could do more with the manipulatives buried in your supply closet? Do you want to more effectively use virtual manipulatives in your distance learning? Whether physical or virtual, commercial or home-made, manipulatives are a powerful learning tool to help students discover and represent mathematical concepts. Mastering Math Manipulatives includes everything you need to integrate math manipulatives—both concrete and virtual—into math learning. Each chapter of this richly illustrated, easy-to-use guide focuses on a different powerful tool, such as base ten blocks, fraction manipulatives, unit squares and cubes, Cuisenaire Rods, Algebra tiles and two-color counters, geometric strips and solids, geoboards, and others, and includes a set of activities that demonstrate the many ways teachers can leverage manipulatives to model and reinforce math concepts for all learners. It features: Classroom strategies for introducing math manipulatives, including commercial, virtual, and hand-made manipulatives, into formal math instruction. Step-by-step instructions for over 70 activities that work with any curriculum, including four-color photos, printable work mats, and demonstration videos. Handy charts that sort activities by manipulative type, math topic, domains aligned with standards, and grade-level appropriateness. It′s time to dive in and join in the journey toward making manipulatives meaningful so math learning is concrete, profound, and effective for your students!
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!
Helping teachers prepare elementary students to master the common core math standards With the common core math curriculum being adopted by forty-three states, it is imperative that students learn to master those key math standards. Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 is the only book currently available that provides activities directly correlated to the new core curriculum for math. This text assists teachers with instructing the material and allows students to practice the concepts through use of the grade-appropriate activities included. Students learn in different ways, and Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 acknowledges that fact through the inclusion of suggestions for variations and extensions of each concept to be used for students with different abilities and learning styles. The activities and lessons are as diverse as the students in your classroom. Inside Teaching with Common Core Math Standards With Hands-On Activities Grades 3-5, you will find: Clear instructions to help you cover the skills and concepts for the new math core curriculum Engaging activities that enforce each core math standard for your students Various suggestions for ways to instruct the concepts to reach the diverse learning styles of your students Complete coverage of mathematical calculations, mathematical reasoning, and problem-solving strategies appropriate for grades 3-5 Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 prepares students to achieve success in the important area of mathematics. As your students gain an understanding of the common core standards, they will build confidence in their ability to grasp and manipulate mathematical concepts as they move forward to the next level.
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.