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Extreme Math
     

Extreme Math

by Kip Tyler, Marya Washington Tyler
 
Imagine your students tackling math word problems drawn from the extreme sports of polar ice swimming, scuba diving, and adventure racing. World champion athletes (like Erik Weihenmeyer, the first blind man to climb Mount Everest) present real math problems they face while scaling peaks, hang gliding off cliffs, kayaking over waterfalls, riding raging bulls, and

Overview

Imagine your students tackling math word problems drawn from the extreme sports of polar ice swimming, scuba diving, and adventure racing. World champion athletes (like Erik Weihenmeyer, the first blind man to climb Mount Everest) present real math problems they face while scaling peaks, hang gliding off cliffs, kayaking over waterfalls, riding raging bulls, and plunging down steep cliffs on mountain bikes. Taught by the athletes, using basic multiplication, division, fractions, and percentages, your students will figure out that math is essential even in the world of extreme sports . . . and it can be fun! Like the authors' previous book, the best-selling "Real Life Math Mysteries", the word problems in this book are real, alive, and clearly focused. Each problem is provided on a blackline master and includes problem-solving suggestions with a comprehensive answer key. Many of the athletes share their thoughts and encouragement to study hard in school. All activities are tied to the standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882664962
Publisher:
Prufrock Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marya Washington Tyler has a master’s degree in gifted and talented education from the University of Wisconsin and has taught gifted and talented students for 11 years. Tyler is the author of several Prufrock bestsellers, including Real Life Math Mysteries, It’s Alive!, and Extreme Math, which she cowrote with her husband Kip. They have four wonderful, spontaneous, gifted children scattered across the country. The Tylers live in Ketchikan, AK, where they kayak, mountain climb, snowshoe, beach comb, and otherwise explore, photographing and videotaping the wonders of the Alexander Archipelago and Tongass rainforest around them. Tyler presently is working on a sequel to Real Life Math Mysteries, which will feature the mathematics faced by real Alaskans: dog mushers, float plane pilots, Native carvers, sea kayak guides, and more.

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