Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications Ready-to-Use Lessons and Materials for Grades 6-12

ISBN-10: 0876283849
ISBN-13: 9780876283844
Edition: 1996 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)
List price: $28.95
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Description: For all teachers grades 6-12, here is an exciting collection of 61 hands-on investigations to help students apply math concepts and skills in everyday problems found across the curriculum in sports, and in daily life! These tested projects Stress  More...

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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/3/1996
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 364
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

For all teachers grades 6-12, here is an exciting collection of 61 hands-on investigations to help students apply math concepts and skills in 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 competition. Each project follows the same proven format, including instructions for the teacher, a Student Guide, and one or more reproducible datasheets and worksheets. It includes all the elements needed for a successful individual or group learning experience. To help you quickly find appropriate project to meet the diverse needs of your students, a special Skills index identifies the skills emphasized in each project, and all materials are organized into 6 major sections: 1 MATH & SCIENCE: 11 project including The Benefits of Recycling ... A Mathematical Scavenger Hunt Through the Human Body ... A Flight to Mars ... and The Schools New Lunch Program 2 MATH & SCIENCE STUDIES: 10 projects such as An Election Poll ... Creating a Scale Map ... A Land of Immigrants ... and Rating Consumer Products 3 MATH & LANGUAGE: 11 projects such as Great Debates ... It2s Puzzling ... The Mathematics Publishing Company ... Keeping a Math Journal ... and Math Portfolios 4 MATH & ART & MUSIC: 10 projects ranging from Creating a Logo ... I Wanna Be Like Escher ... and The Plus and Minus Comic Shop ... to Numbers and Songs ... and The Geometry and Art of Architecture 5 MATH & SPORTS & RECREATION: 9 fun projects such as Equipment for the School2s Workout Room ... Comparing Sports Superstars ... Math and the Big Game ... and Going on a Vacation 6 MATH & LIFE SKILLS: 9 practical projects including Making a Budget ... The Costs of Pets ... Buying a Car ... Shopping by Mail ... and Checks and Balances What2s more, you get tested guidelines, techniques and tools for managing the classroom during project activities and assessing Students2 performance. And it2s all printed in a big spiral-bound format for convenient photocopying of all the reproducibles! Now Hands-On math Project With Real-Life Applications makes it easy for your students to discover for themselves the relevance of math to their own lives!

Muschla received her B.A. in Mathematics from Douglass College at Rutgers University and is certified K-12. She has taught mathematics in South River, New Jersey for the last 25 years. At South River High School she has taught math at various levels, ranging from basic skills through Algebra II. She has alto taught at South River Middle School. While there, in her capacity as a Team Leader, she hepled revise the mathematics curriculum to reflect the standards of the NCTM, coordinated interdisciplinary units, and conducted mathematics workshops for teacher and parents. She was recipient of the 1990-91 Governor's Teacher Recognition Program in New Jersey.

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
About Mathematics Instruction
How to Use the Resource
Implementing Projects in The Math Class
Projects in the Math Class-Overview
Managing Projects in Your Math Class
Assessing Math Projects
The Projects
Math and Science
The Benefits of Recycling
Endangered Species-Can They Be Saved?
Charting Your Calories
How Many Calories Do You Burn Each Day?
A Mathematical Scavenger Hunt Through the Human Body
It2s Only Natural
Designing a Flowerbed
Buying a Class Aquarium
The School2s New Lunch Program
What2s the Weather?
A Flight to Mars
Math and Social Studies
An Election Poll
Flags
Creating a Scale Map
A Game: What Date is That?
An Intervention to Math2s Past
Rating Consumer Products
Lands of Ethnic Origin-A Statistical Potpourri
A Land of Immigrations
The Games People Play
Back to the Past
Math and Language
Becoming the Experts
Great Debates
The Mathematics Publishing Company
Great Mathematicians-A Play
Functional Numbers-Writing a Story
A Mathematical Autobiography
Its Puzzling
Lending a Math Hand
Sharing the Math Word
Keeping a Math Journal
Math Portfolios
Math and Art and Music
Making a Math Poster
Creating a Logo
I Wanna Be Like Escher
The Plus and Minus Comic Strip
Numbers and Songs
The Math in Music
Making 3-Dimensional Octahedra and Classroom Decorations
Creating a Greeting Card for Math Education Month
The Geometry and Art of Architecture
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Math and Sports and Recreation
Choosing a Membership Plan at a Health Club
Equipment for the School2s Workout Room
Comparing Sports Superstars
Math and the Big Game
Your Unique Exercise Program
The Big Dance
The Numbers Game
Planning a Sundae Party
Going on Vacation
Math and Life Skills
Making a Budget
A Floor Plan of my Room
The Costs of Pets
Shopping by Mail
Numbers Around Town
Buying a Car
What2s on the Test?
Checks and Balances
Math in My Life-An Assessment

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