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Your job is to save a distant planet from destruction by learning earthlings' math while you fight off attacking aliens. Sound fun and challenging? It is!
Discover the joy and excitement of improving your math fluency through four different puzzles. Combine those with 25 different ways to represent numbers and you have hours of enjoyment that can be fun outside of the classroom as well.
You know you have stumbled on something interesting when you launch this app. You are suddenly taken into a world of mystery and intrigue, and of course, math-skills practice.
Exactly how big is Mount Rushmore? Young mathematicians develop their ability to find the area of complex figures as they look at one of our nation's famous monuments. Scholars begin by learning a brief history of Mount Rushmore and the methods used to create this spectacular sculpture. These techniques are then put into practice as children create and replicate drawings on cardboard boxes using a plumb-bob, ruler, and protractor. Finally, students use grids to calculate the area and lines of symmetry in the faces of the nation's great leaders. For higher grades, consider introducing the concept of scale when working with pictures of this enormous monument. This lesson spans over three to four days and uniquely brings together the subjects of math, history, and art.
How do fashion and math relate? Using interactive websites and video clips, learners apply proportional reasoning to the fashion industry. They look for patterns and linear relationships, apply unit rate concepts to garment materials costs and retail pricing. Make merchandisers out of your mathematicians with this two-part lesson!
Peanuts! Get your peanuts! Kids explore math, art, and agriculture concepts focused on peanuts. There is a brief informational text to get them started, and you'll find definitions of five in-text vocabulary words to address. Kids estimate how many nuts are in a given peanut shell (between one and five) and place their guess, written on a large paper peanut, on a classroom bar graph. There is a template here for the peanuts. They check their guesses and write the new number on a different-colored paper peanut, placing it on the graph as well. There are plenty of fun extensions here including making peanut butter, peanut shell art, a peanut toss, and literature options.
Students complete a variety of activities related to the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka. They write a story about a day in their life that includes illustrations, fifteen math problems, the written story, and an answer key. Students read and present their books to the class.
Students explore how math can be used to calculate and analyze how electricity causes air pollution. Students design a campaign to educate family members on ways they can save electricity. They create a graph that compares two electric bills to determine how much energy was saved.
Second graders participate in Math-Eze activities to comprehend word problems. In this word problem lesson, 2nd graders recognize why a hexagon is the best shape for a beehive. Students calculate how far bees must travel to find 2 lbs. of honey. Students participate in activities relating word problems and bees.