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- Carolyn M., 1st year teacher
- Aiken, SC
Math Teacher Resources
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Math novices examine how math can help them in real-world situations. They listen to the book The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka, solve various word problems from the book, explore various math websites, write original math word problems, and create a slide using their word problem for a class computer slide show presentation.
Help learners practice their math skills by utilizing the Internet to research a mathematical topic. Your math sleuths will investigate a science or social studies topic from their curriculum and construct a Math Hunt Grid. They create a short presentation as a group based on their math work in the lesson. Very engaging math problem-solving activity!
Go for gold to understand the concept of the Golden Ratio. Learners measure their faces, their nose length, eye space, mouth location, etc. This information is used to determine the ratios of their facial features in order to determine how close their facial features are to the Golden Ratio. They draw goofy faces that are proportional according to the golden ratio. A great way to incorporate history, art, and math!
Young mathematicians research and discuss real world math word problems and ways in which they apply math concepts in their everyday lives. They create a storyboard of a math word problem from which they create a slide for a multi-media presentation. Pupils solve each others' problems after the presentations are complete.
Learners find out the meaning for prefixes used in math vocabulary. By dissecting words used in everyday math, they figure out what the prefix indicates and what the word means. A variety of well-organized worksheets and activities provide multiple ways for kids to interact with these prefixes.
Use the 20 Questions game to practice math vocabulary and number properties! Project a hundreds chart and hand one out to learners. Ideally, give them counters (beans would work well) to mark off the chart so you can play multiple times. You choose a number, and they ask yes or no questions to figure it out in less than 20 questions. As they get answers, they use deductive reasoning to omit numbers. Your class could also do this in pairs.