By: Scott Loomis And Jenna Loomis
A math resource no teacher should be without! Challenge your high performing students! Motivate your low performing students! Extend and create musical patterns. Plan a camping trip. Find symmetrical dinosaur bones. Design mathematical butterflies.
These real-world activities are part of the Real World of Math – a collection of 20 highly motivational activities that provides educators with assessment opportunities designed to build a foundation of basic understanding through the use of real-world learning situations focused on both curriculum and technology development and enrichment. Teaching Tips, Answer Sheet, and NCTM Standard Match and Technology Connections accompany each activity.
The Technology Connections utilizes Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel to provide integrated opportunities for extending and differentiating concept instruction and assessment. In addition, a Technology Connection Tutorial section and comprehensive Tech Know-How directions provide step-by-step procedures for utilizing specific tools and features that are most applicable to classroom instruction and effective technology integration.
Systems requirements: Windows or Macintosh computers require Microsoft Office 2000, XP or 2003 versions of Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
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