Mathematics Activities for Elementary School Teachers

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-06
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This revised edition features activities that can be used to develop, reinforce, and/or apply mathematical concepts. Activities can also be adapted for use with elementary students at a later time. They are closely keyed to the text and are ordered by the topics and skills within each chapter. References to these activities are in the margin of the main text.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Problem Solving
When You Don't Know What to Do
What's the Last Card?
An Ancient Game
Magic Number Tricks
Missing Persons Report
Who Dunit?
What's the Number?
Eliminate the Impossible
Candies, Couples, and a Quiz
Ten People in a Canoe
Pictorial Patterns
Number Patterns
Fascinating Fibonacci
What's the Rule?
Polygons and Diagonals
Chapter Summary
Numeration Systems and Sets
Regrouping Numbers
Find the Missing Numbers
What's in the Loops?
Loop de Loops
Chapter Summary
Whole Numbers and Their Operations
It All Adds Up
What's the Difference?
A Visit to Fouria
Multiplication Arrays
Find the Missing Factor
How Many Cookies?
Multi-digit Multiplication
Division Array
Multi-digit Division
Three Strikes and You're Out
Target Number
Chapter Summary
Algebraic Thinking
Patterns and Expressions
The Function Machine
What's My Function?
Graphs and Stories
Chapter Summary
Integers and Number Theory
Charged Particles
Coin Counters
Additional Patterns
Subtracting Integers
A Clown on a Tightrope
Subtraction Patterns
Multiplication and Division Patterns
Integer (x) and (/) Contig
Great Divide Game
A Square Experiment
A Sieve of Another Sort
The Factor Game
How Many Factors?
Interesting Numbers
Tiling with Squares
Pool Factors
Chapter Summary
Rational Numbers as Fractions
What is a Fraction?
Equivalent Fractions
Fraction War
How Big Is It?
What Comes First?
Square Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplying Fractions
Dividing Fractions
The King's Problem
Paper Powers
Chapter Summary
Decimals and Real Numbers
What's My Name?
Who's First?
Race for the Flat
Empty the Board
Decimal Arrays
Decimal Multiplication
Dice and Decimals
Target Number Revisited
Repeating Decimals
Chapter Summary
Proportional Reasoning, Percents, and Applications
Professors Short and Tall
People Proportions
A Call to the Border
What is Percent?
What Does It Mean?
Chapter Summary
What Are the Chances?
Theoretical Probability
The Spinner Game
Numbers That Predict
It's In The Bag
What's The Distribution?
Simulate It
The Mystery Cube
How Many Arrangements
Pascal's Probabilities
Chapter Summary
Statistics: The Interpretation of Data
Graphing m&m's“
Grouped Data
What's the Average?
The Weather Report
Finger-Snapping Time
Gaps and Clusters
Are Women Catching Up?
Populations and Samples
Two Change or Not to Change
What's in the Bag?
Chapter Summary
Introductory Geometry
What's the Angle?
Inside or Outside?
Name that Polygon
Triangle Properties-Angles
Angles on Pattern Blocks
Sum of Interior/Exterior Angles
Stars and Angles
Spatial Visualization
A View from the Top
Map Coloring
Chapter Summary
Constructions, Congruence, and Similarity
Triangle Properties-Sides
To Be or Not to Be Congruent?
Paper Folding Construction
Patter Block Similarity
Similar Triangles
Side Splitter Theorem
Outdoor Geometry
Exploring Linear Functions
Chapter Summary
Concepts of Measurement
Units of Measure
Regular Polygons in a Row
What's My Area?
Areas of Polygons
Pick's Theorem
Graphing Rectangles
From Rectangles to Parallelograms
From Parallelograms to Triangles
From Parallelograms to Trapezoids
Pythagorean Puzzles
Right or Not?
Surface Area
Volume of a Rectangular Solid
Pyramids and Cones
Compare Volume to Surface Area
Chapter Summary
Motion Geometry and Tessellations
Glide Reflections
Size Transformations
Cut It Out
Draw It
Chapter Summary
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