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

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A collection of 60 hands on investigations to help students apply math concepts and skills to 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 computation. Each project follows the same proven format, including instructions for the teacher, a Student Guide, and one or more reproducible datasheets and worksheets. To help find ...
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Overview

A collection of 60 hands on investigations to help students apply math concepts and skills to 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 computation. Each project follows the same proven format, including instructions for the teacher, a Student Guide, and one or more reproducible datasheets and worksheets. To help find appropriate projects quickly, a special Skills Index identifies the skills emphasized in each project, and all materials are organized into 6 major sections:
  • Math & Science
  • Math & Social Studies
  • Math & Language
  • Math & Art & Music
  • Math & Sports & Recreation
  • Math & Life Skills
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130320155
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: J-B Ed: Hands On Series , #9
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Acknowledgments.

About Mathematics Instruction.

How to Use the Resource.

PART I: IMPLEMENTING PROJECTS IN THE MATH CLASS.

Chapter 1. Projects in the Math Class—Overview.

Chapter 2. Managing Projects in Your Math Class.

Chapter 3. Assessing Math Projects.

PART 11: THE PROJECTS.

SECTION 1. MATH AND SCIENCE.

Project 1. The Benefits of Recycling.

Project 2. Endangered Species—Can They Be Saved?

Project 3. Charting Your Calories.

Project 4. How Many Calories Do You Burn Each Day?

Project 5. A Mathematical Scavenger Hunt Through the Human Body.

Project 6. It's Only Natural.

Project 7. Designing a Flowerbed.

Project 8. Buying a Class Aquarium.

Project 9. The School's New Lunch Program.

Project 10. What's the Weather?

Project 11. A Flight to Mars.

SECTION2: MATH AND SOCIAL STUDIES.

Project 12. An Election Poll.

Project 13. Flags.

Project 14. Creating a Scale Map.

Project 15. A Game: What Date is That?

Project 16. An Intervention to Math's Past.

Project 17. Rating Consumer Products.

Project 18. Lands of Ethnic Origin—A Statistical Potpourri.

Project 19. A Land of Immigrations.

Project 20. The Games People Play.

Project 21. Back to the Past.

SECTION 3: MATH AND LANGUAGE.

Project 22. Becoming the Experts.

Project 23. Great Debates.

Project 24. The Mathematics Publishing Company.

Project 25. Great Mathematicians—A Play.

Project 26. Functional Numbers—Writing a Story.

Project 27. A Mathematical Autobiography.

Project 28. Its Puzzling.

Project 29. Lending a Math Hand.

Project 30. Sharing the Math Word.

Project 31. Keeping a Math Journal.

Project 32. Math Portfolios.

SECTION 4: MATH AND ART AND MUSIC.

Project 33. Making a Math Poster.

Project 34. Creating a Logo.

Project 35. I Wanna Be Like Escher.

Project 36. The Plus and Minus Comic Strip.

Project 37. Numbers and Songs.

Project 38. The Math in Music.

Project 39. Making 3-Dimensional Octahedra and Classroom Decorations.

Project 40. Creating a Greeting Card for Math Education Month.

Project 41. The Geometry and Art of Architecture.

Project 42. Designing a Quilt Pattern.

SECTION 5: MATH AND SPORTS AND RECREATION.

Project 43. Choosing a Membership Plan at a Health Club.

Project 44. Equipment for the School's Workout Room.

Project 45. Comparing Sports Superstars.

Project 46. Math and the Big Game.

Project 47. Your Unique Exercise Program.

Project 48. The Big Dance.

Project 49. The Numbers Game.

Project 50. Planning a Sundae Party.

Project 51. Going on Vacation.

SECTION 6: MATH AND LIFE SKILLS.

Project 52. Making a Budget.

Project 53. A Floor Plan of my Room.

Project 54. The Costs of Pets.

Project 55. Shopping by Mail.

Project 56. Numbers Around Town.

Project 57. Buying a Car.

Project 58. What's on the Test?

Project 59. Checks and Balances.

Project 60. Math in My Life—An Assessment.

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