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If you are looking for an end-of-the-year math assessment, then this instructional activity could be for you! Your mathematicians are assessed on their ability to solve difficult, multi-step word problems that take quite a bit of thought and mathematical acumen. The five-day process culminates by having each individual present his problem, and its solution, to the class via PowerPoint.
Give your class a different kind of reading assignment with the text included here. Anne Miller's essay "Learning to Hate Mathematics" details a hatred of math that grew from early childhood and still haunts the author today. After finishing the reading, offer your class the short-answer questions included to offer an in-depth look at the themes and metaphors present.
Is there a way to connect creative thinking, logical reasoning, mathematical understanding, and humor? You bet there is! Kids begin by creating creative math quizzes, which require creative thinking to solve. For example, 1+1=24, one equals a dozen so 24 would be the answer. Then they each write a creative story that revolves around a math lesson, which can acutally be taught. The stories are compiled and presented to younger students. The activity culminates in a reflective survey and a discussion on the effectivness of creative thinking being used to augment regular math instruction.
Here is a wonderful set of ideas for you to consider when setting up your math curriculum for your Pre-K classroom. The ideas focus on the development of math centers that will foster exploration and mastery of sorting, classification, patterning, and performing simple measurements. There are some terrific, state-of-the-art ideas for you in the year-long lesson plan.
In this math worksheet, students analyze real-world situations involving math. Students read about a woman and her monthly budget for an apartment rental. Students calculate the answers to 6 problems about the rent and solve 10 problems related to utility bills, telephone charges and restaurant and entertainment budgets.
How to use the relationship between multiplication and division to solve math word problems is the focus of the lesson presented here. In it, fourth graders work in groups to solve problems posed by the teacher. Then, each group is given paper cups and uses them as a manipulative to solve another problem. Finally, each group completes the problems on a worksheet entitled, "What to do with Remainders," and shares their results with the class. Other terrific worksheets are embedded in this fine plan.
Whether you have your class plant seeds or begin when sprouts are visible, math skills are used here to predict and track growth over time. Straw bar graphs show plant height on a given day while the graph as a whole shows changes over time. This detailed lesson comes with variations, books about plant growth, and everyday connections. Budding botanist’s can record observations, reflections, sketches, and photos in a scrapbook/ journal to keep as a reminder of this activity.
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!
Time for candy math! Yes, get out those Skittles, M&M's, and jelly beans because you are going to make math sweet. There are six different candy math ideas here for you to try. You're kids will use treats to add, subtract, sort, make patterns, make shapes, and estimate. They can get better at math as they play with their food!
Two online lessons, one in math and one in language arts, are here for you. In them, learners play online games which reinforce important skills in literacy and numeracy. The thing I like about both of these lessons is that they get the kids moving, thinking, communicating, and problem-solving together. These are perfect activities for your kindergarten or 1st graders.
Combine calendar-reading with math in this series of worksheets. Each of the 12 months describe a different character's schedule, followed by comprehension questions. Students practice writing dates and days of the week, determining how long something will last, and measuring weeks and days surrounding a date. Consider personalizing this using students' school schedules. Include birthdays, breaks, school events, etc.!
Second graders practice vocabulary related to measurement, mathematics, and dinosaurs. Using the engaging topic of dinosaurs, learners will calculate various information about dinosaurs and use measurement vocabulary. They will also answer problems using the math vocabulary and strategies. Real life examples and fun activities are inlcuded in this plan.