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These activities teach students how to think with numbers, recognize relationships, and make connections between mathematical concepts. You pick the activity appropriate for their needs ... Let them self-check their answers ... encourage the use of a calculator ... or provide further challenges with activities that have multiple answers.
For quick and easy use, all of these ready-to-use activities are organized into seven convenient sections and printed in a spiral-bound format that fold flat for photocopying of any page as many times as needed. Following is just a sample of the activities you'll find in each section:
Whether you are seeking materials to supplement your current program, provide further challenges, or reinforce specific concepts or skills, MATH SMART! Gives you hundreds of motivating ways to help your student understand, explore, and better appreciate math for the 21st century.
Here's a super collection of 222 reproducible activity sheets to stimulate and challenge your students in all areas of math— from whole numbers to data analysis — while emphasizing problem solving, critical thinking, and the use of technology for today's curriculum!
Author Biography: Gary Robert Muschla received his B.A. and M.A.T. from Trenton State College and taught at Appleby School in Spotswood, New Jersey for more than 25 years. He spent many of his years in the classroom teaching mathematics at the elementary level. He has also taught reading and writing and has been a successful freelance write, editor, and ghostwriter. He is a member of the Authors Guild and the National Writers Association.
Judith A. Muschla received her B.A. in Mathematics from Douglass College at Rutgers University and is certifies to teach K-12. She has taught mathematics in South River, New Jersey for over 25 years. She has taught math at various levels at South River High School, ranging from basic skills through Algebra II. She has also taught at South River Middle School where, in her capacity as a Team Leader, she helped revise the mathematics curriculum to reflect the standards of the NCTM, coordinated interdisciplinary unites, and conducted mathematics workshops for teachers and parents. She was the recipient of the 1999-91 Governor's Teacher Recognition Program in New Jersey. Along with teaching, she is currently a member of the Standards Review Panel for the Mathematics Core Curriculum Content Standards in New Jersey.