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Hands-on Math Projects with Real-life Applications, Grades 3-5 (J-B Ed: Hands On) Paperback – 6 Mar 2009


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Hands–On Math Projects withReal–Life Applications, Grades 3–5 How many times have you heard your students complain, "What′s the point of all this math? I′m never going to have to use it in real life." The materials in this book will answer that complaint and demonstrate the usefulness of mathematics in their world. The projects in this book will help students hone their critical–thinking skills while they apply basic math skills to everyday situations. The easy–to–implement projects are divided into six categories: Math and Science Math and Social Studies Math and Language Arts Math and Art Math and Recreation Math and Life Skills Each project includes instructions for the teacher, project goals, a student guide, and reproducible worksheets. The projects can stand alone, can be used with students of various grade levels and abilities, and are designed to support the Standards and Focal Points of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The authors also offer methods for seamlessly incorporating math projects into the classroom and provide a variety of proven classroom management suggestions and teaching tips as well as strategies for evaluating students′ work. Hands–On Math Projects with Real–Life Applications, Grades 3–5 will help you instill a genuine appreciation for mathematics in your students. Praise for Hands–On Math Projects withReal–Life Applications "This book is an excellent resource that supports the national math standards by connecting real life experiences to math. Teachers who use this book′s activities will strengthen their students′ math understanding as the children complete enjoyable, cooperative, and meaningful projects." —Celeste Deger, elementary school math specialist,East Brunswick Public Schools, New Jersey

About the Author

Judith A. Muschla taught mathematics in South River, New Jersey for over twenty–five years. She was a recipient of the 1990–1991 Governor′s Teacher Recognition Program award in New Jersey and was named 2002 South River Public School Teacher of the Year. Gary Robert Muschla , a prolific author and classroom teacher, taught math, reading, and writing for more than twenty–five years in Spotswood, New Jersey. Judith and Gary Muschla have coauthored many bestselling math books including Hands–On Math Projects with Real–Life Applications, Grades 6–12 , Second Edition; The Math Teacher′s Book of Li sts, Second Edition; The Math Teacher′s Problem–a–Day ; and Math Starters!

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