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

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

by Gary Robert Muschla, Judith A. Muschla
     
 

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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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130320155
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
J-B Ed: Hands On Series , #9
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 10.82(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Muschla, B.A., M.A.T., Trenton State College, has over 21 years experience as a classroom teacher. He is a member of the Authors Guild and the National Writers Association and currently teaches at Appleby School in Sportswood, New Jersey.

Judith Muschla, B.A. Douglass College at Rutgers University, has been a mathematics teacher in South River, New jersey for the past 25 years at both the middle and high school levels. She was recipient of the 1990-91 Governor's Teacher Recognition Program Award. The authors previously co-authored The Math Teacher's Book of Lists (Prentice Hall, 1995), Math Starters! Five-to-Ten Minute Activities That Make KidsThink (The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1998) and Geometry Teacher's Activities Kit (The Center for Applied Research in Education, 2000).

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