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On-the-Job Math Mysteries: Real-Life Math From Exciting Careers
     

On-the-Job Math Mysteries: Real-Life Math From Exciting Careers

by Marya Washington Tyler
 

On-the-Job Math Mysteries offers exciting math problems that are taken from real-world situations. The word problems come from interviews with people in unique professions, such as circus performers, a bush pilot, and a railroad engineer, providing students with real-life contexts for how math is used in people's daily lives. Students will use information presented

Overview

On-the-Job Math Mysteries offers exciting math problems that are taken from real-world situations. The word problems come from interviews with people in unique professions, such as circus performers, a bush pilot, and a railroad engineer, providing students with real-life contexts for how math is used in people's daily lives. Students will use information presented by the professionals to help solve their mathematical dilemmas that they encounter on the job. Grades 4-6

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593633257
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
672,894
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 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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