Hands-On Math!: Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Grades 4-8 (J-B Ed: Hands On)

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9780876283837: Hands-On Math!: Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Grades 4-8 (J-B Ed: Hands On)

This super treasury of 279 exciting math games and activities uses manipulatives, diagrams, and cooperative learning experiences to promote student understanding of math concepts and encourage them to apply math to their own lives.

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Here's a super treasury of 279 exciting math games and activities that help students learn by engaging both their minds and their bodies. Dispensing with tired "rote" learning and memorization, Hands-On Math! uses fun-filled exercises that encourage your students to think and reason mathematically.

Illustrated, hands-on activities organized in natural concrete-to-abstaract progressions give your students the tools they need to solve math problems, while encouraging them to think independently and apply math to their own lives. In line with the latest NCTM guidelines, this invaluable teacher's aid develops basic and advanced math skills through an effective combination of concrete exercises (manipulatives), pictorial models and cooperative learning experiences. For eay use, this handy resource is organized into the following eight sections, each covering conc3epts from a different area of mathematic:

  • NUMBER AND NUMBER RELATIONSHIP — "Enough to Round Off?" (concrete) ... "Shaded Squares" (pictorial) ... "Who Had More?" (cooperative)
  • PATTERNS, RELATIONS AND FUNCTIONS — "Number Splitting" (concrete) ... "Decimal Patterns" (pictorial) ... "Sequence Scramble" (cooperative)
  • DEVELOPMENT OF WRTTEN ALGORITHMS— "Building Equal Shares" (concrete) ... "Addition Diagrams" (pictorial) ... "Product Spin" (cooperative)
  • GEOMETRY AND SPATIAL SENSE (including Symmetry)— "Folding Shapes" (concrete) ... "Changing the Perspective" (pictorial) ... "Similarity Search" (cooperative)
  • MEASUREMENT — "Weighing In" (concrete) ... "Which Holds More?" (pictorial) ... "Time Predicting" (cooperative)
  • STATISTICS AND PROBABLITY— "What Could Happen Here?"(concrete) ..."Making a Line Graph Record" (pictorial) ... "Mode Detectors" (cooperative)
  • NUMBER THEORY — "Factor Forms"(concrete) ... "Prime Search" (pictorial) ... "Multiples Match" (cooperative)
  • ALGEBRAIC THINKING — "Balancing Unknowns" (concrete) ... "Drawing Integer Combinations" (pictorial) ... "Equation Bashing" (cooperative)
What's more, Hands-On Math! makes your job easier by providing you with scores of reproducible record sheets, workmats and other student handouts that you'll use as many times as needed.

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FRANCES M. THOMPSON has taught mathematics at the junior and senior high school levels and has served as a K-12 mathematics specialist. She received her doctoral degree in mathematics education from the University of Georgia at Athens. Dr. Thompson is the author of numerous articles and books, and conducts workshops for teachers at the elementary and secondary levels.

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