Students become mathematical adventurers in these challenging and engaging activities designed to deepen and extend their understanding of concepts from the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The investigations in this book stretch students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they solve puzzles, create stories, and explore fraction-related concepts that take them from the mathematics of ancient Greece to the outer reaches of infinity. Each activity comes with detailed support for classroom implementation including learning goals, discussion guides, detailed solutions, and suggestions for extending the investigation. There is also a free supplemental e-book offering strategies for motivation, assessment, parent communication, and suggestions for using the materials in different learning environments.
About the Author
Jerry Burkhart has taught and learned mathematics with gifted students for over 20 years. He has degrees in physics, mathematics, and math education from University of Colorado, Boulder, and Minnesota State University, Mankato. Jerry also speaks, consults, and offers professional development on meeting gifted students' needs in mathematics.