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Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications

ISBN-10: 0787981796

ISBN-13: 9780787981792

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Judith A. Muschla, Gary Robert Muschla

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Ideal for middle school as well as functional and applied high school mathematics courses, this fully revised edition includes 60 project-based activities. New sections address technology-based applications and e-learning, standards and testing preparation.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

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 This Book
Alignment to National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards
How to Use This Resource
Implementing Projects in the Math Class
Overview of Projects in the Math Class
Your Role
Supporting the Standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The Teacher's Role During Math Projects
Strategies for Problem Solving
Problem-Solving Strategies
Helping Students Develop Problem-Solving Skills
Creating Your Own Projects
What It Takes to Become a Top Problem Solver
Sources for Developing Math Projects
Conclusion
Managing Projects in Your Math Class
Structuring Your Class
Creating and Maintaining a Positive Environment
The Responsibilities of the Math Student
The Right Environment
Teaching Suggestions
Individual and Team Conferences
The Value of Cooperative Problem Solving
Organizing Teams
How to Set up Project Teams
Rules for Working in Math Teams
The Importance of Sharing
Writing in Math Class
Using Technology with Math Projects
The Writing Process and Math
Technology Training
Math Projects and the Internet
Conclusion
Assessing Math Projects
Observation Logs
Individual Observation Log
Group Observation Log
Checklists
Possible Assessment Questions
Skills Checklist
Point Systems for Project Assessment
Evaluating Writing
Grading Projects Using a Point System
Suggestions for Grading Writing in Math Class
Self-Assessment
Conclusion
Student Self-Assessment
Teacher Self-Assessment
The Projects
Math and Science
The Benefits of Recycling
The Benefits of Recycling
Some Facts About Recycling
Endangered Species: Can They Be Saved?
Endangered Species: Can They Be Saved?
Examples of Endangered Animals
Some Facts About Endangered Species
Charting Your Calories
Charting Your Calories
A Daily Calorie Chart
How Many Calories Do You Burn Each Day?
How Many Calories Do You Burn Each Day?
Caloric Expenditure and Physical Activities
A Daily Activity Chart
It Is Only Natural
It Is Only Natural
Math in Nature
Designing a Flower Bed
Designing a Flower Bed
Facts and Prices of Selected Plants
Centimeter Grid
Buying a Class Aquarium
Buying a Class Aquarium
Aquariums and Accessories
The School's New Lunch Program
The School's New Lunch Program
School Lunch Program
A Five-Day Menu
What Is the Weather?
What Is the Weather?
Weather Words
A Flight to Mars
A Flight to Mars
Information About the Red Planet
Math and Social Studies
A Great Mathematician
A Great Mathematician
Math Greats
An Election Poll
An Election Poll
Poll Points
Landmarks
Landmarks
Steps to Enlarging a Pattern
Creating a Scale Map
Creating a Scale Map
How to Make a Map
A Game: What Date Is That?
A Game: What Date Is That?
Ancient Number Systems
An Interview to Math's Past
An Interview to Math's Past
Tips for Conducting Effective Interviews
Rating Consumer Products
Rating Consumer Products
Tips for Comparing Some Everyday Products
Lands of Ethnic Origin: A Statistical Potpourri
Lands of Ethnic Origin: A Statistical Potpourri
Tips for Creating a Country's Fact Profile Sheet
A Land of Immigrants
A Land of Immigrants
Researching Immigration
The Games People Play
The Games People Play
Games from Around the World
Back to the Past
Back to the Past
An Outline to Organization
Math and Language
Becoming the Experts
Becoming the Experts
A Student Sample Lesson Plan Guide
A Sample Lesson Plan
Great Debates
Great Debates
An Informal Debate Structure
The Mathematics Publishing Company
The Mathematics Publishing Company
Possible Ideas for a Math Magazine
Rating Math Web Sites
Rating Math Web Sites
Tips for Rating Math Web Sites
Fictional Numbers: Writing a Story
Fictional Numbers: Writing a Story
A Revision Checklist for Stories
A Mathematical Autobiography
A Mathematical Autobiography
Organizing Your Autobiography
Puzzling
Puzzling
Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles
Lending a Math Hand
Lending a Math Hand
Creating a Math Booklet
Sharing the Math Word
Sharing the Math Word
A Sample Query Letter
Keeping a Math Journal
Keeping a Math Journal
Some Ideas for Math Journals
Math Portfolios
Math Portfolios
Portfolio Assessment Criteria
Math and Art and Music
Making a Math Poster
Making a Math Poster
Pointers About Posters
Creating a Logo
Creating a Logo
Creating an Effective Logo
I Wanna Be Like Escher
I Wanna Be Like Escher
Polygon Patterns
Steps to Making an Escher-Like Drawing
Isometric Dot Paper
The Plus and Minus Comic Strip
The Plus and Minus Comic Strip
Comic Tips
Numbers and Songs
Numbers and Songs
Tips for Writing Lyrics and Music
Music Sheet
The Math in Music
The Math in Music
Tips for Essay Writing
Making Three-Dimensional Octahedra and Classroom Decorations
Making Three-Dimensional Octahedra and Classroom Decorations
Constructing a Three-Dimensional Octahedron
Creating a Greeting Card for Math Awareness Month
Creating a Greeting Card for Math Awareness Month
Tips for Creating Math Greeting Cards
The Geometry and Art of Architecture
The Geometry and Art of Architecture
Famous Architecture Around the World
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Creating a One-Patch Quilt Design
Quilt Design
Math and Sports and Recreation
Choosing a Membership Plan at a Health Club
Choosing a Membership Plan at a Health Club
Power Health Club Membership Plans
Equipment for the School's Workout Room
Equipment for the School's Workout Room
The Cost of Exercising
Gym Equipment Order Form
Comparing Sports Superstars
Comparing Sports Superstars
Sports Superstars
Math and the Big Game
Math and the Big Game
Tracking the Stats
Your Unique Exercise Program
Your Unique Exercise Program
Your Training Range
The Big Dance
The Big Dance
The Costs of a Big Dance
The Big Dance Cost/Revenue Tally Sheet
The Numbers Game
The Numbers Game
Number Phrases
Planning a Sundae Party
Planning a Sundae Party
Prices for a Sundae Party
Tallying the Costs of a Sundae Party
Going on Vacation
Going on Vacation
The Costs of a Great Vacation
Calculating Vacation Costs
Math and Life Skills
Making a Budget
Making a Budget
Tips for Making a Budget
Working on Your Budget
A Floor Plan of My Room
A Floor Plan of My Room
How to Measure a Room
A Grid for a Floor Plan
The Costs of Pets
The Costs of Pets
Cost Factors to Consider in Choosing a Pet
Maintaining a Math Class Web Site
Maintaining a Math Class Web Site
Tips for Building a Web Site
Selecting a Sound System Using the Internet
Selecting a Sound System Using the Internet
The Best Sound System
Buying a Car
Buying a Car
Car Costs
A Car Buyer's Cost Sheet
What Is on the Test?
What Is on the Test?
Elements of a Good Math Test
Checks and Balances
Checks and Balances
Keeping a Balanced Checking Account
Debits, Credits, and ATMs
Practice Checks
A Check Register and Deposit Forms
Math in My Life: An Assessment
Math in My Life: An Assessment