30 Activities that Help Students Apply Mathematical Thinking to Real-Life Situations
By Martin Lee and Marcia Miller
This book answers the questions, "Why do I have to do math?" and "When will I ever use it?". Your students will learn how mathematics affects them every day as they tackle questions such as: What kind of ball rolls downhill the fastest? What's the tallest structure you can build that stands by itself? Students will eagerly dive into these 30 practical and exciting investigations that sharpen their reasoning powers, reveal their creativity, and help them apply math concepts-all while having FUN! Geared to the NCTM Standards! 88 pages.
Take time to join an investigation team yourself. Students can benefit from seeing you in the role of investigator. They’ll realize that there are things you don’t know but attempt to figure out by planning and following a course of action. Ask questions and give hints. Your active participation can help students to become more confident, successful independent thinkers!