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

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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 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
Math & Language
Math & Art & Music
Math & Sports & Recreation
Math & Life Skills

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For all teachers grades 6-12, here is an exciting collection of 61 hands-on investigations to help students apply math concepts and skills in 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 competition.

Each project follows the same proven format, including instructions for the teacher, a Student Guide, and one or more reproducible datasheets and worksheets. It includes all the elements needed for a successful individual or group learning experience.

To help you quickly find appropriate project to meet the diverse needs of your students, a special Skills index identifies the skills emphasized in each project, and all materials are organized into 6 major sections:

1 MATH & SCIENCE: 11 project including The Benefits of Recycling ... A Mathematical Scavenger Hunt Through the Human Body ... A Flight to Mars ... and The Schools New Lunch Program

2 MATH & SCIENCE STUDIES: 10 projects such as An Election Poll ... Creating a Scale Map ... A Land of Immigrants ... and Rating Consumer Products

3 MATH & LANGUAGE: 11 projects such as Great Debates ... It's Puzzling ... The Mathematics Publishing Company ... Keeping a Math Journal ... and Math Portfolios

4 MATH & ART & MUSIC: 10 projects ranging from Creating a Logo ... I Wanna Be Like Escher ... and The Plus and Minus Comic Shop ... to Numbers and Songs ... and The Geometry and Art of Architecture

5 MATH & SPORTS & RECREATION: 9 fun projects such as Equipment for the School's Workout Room ... Comparing Sports Superstars ... Math and the Big Game ... and Going on a Vacation

6 MATH & LIFE SKILLS: 9 practical projects including Making a Budget ... The Costs of Pets ... Buying a Car ... Shopping by Mail ... and Checks and Balances

What's more, you get tested guidelines, techniques and tools for managing the classroom during project activities and assessing Students' performance. And it's all printed in a big spiral-bound format for convenient photocopying of all the reproducibles!

Now Hands-On math Project With Real-Life Applications makes it easy for your students to discover for themselves the relevance of math to their own lives!

About 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 21 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).

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