Brain-Compatible Activities for Mathematics, Grades 4-5

Brain-Compatible Activities for Mathematics, Grades 4-5

by David A. Sousa

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Brain-Compatible Activities for Mathematics, Grades 4–5 provides brain-friendly, ready-to-use mathematics lessons for the classroom. Teachers will find step-by-step guidance and all the necessary reproducible materials for mathematics instruction that involves group work, reflection, movement, and visualization. Through activities such as Scuba Division, Party Planners, Sunken Treasure, and Parachute Drop, intermediate learners will enjoy developing skills connected with multiplication and division, fractions and decimals, geometry and measurement, algebra, data analysis, and more.

Aligned with NCTM standards and focal points, the instructional strategies enhance motivation and content retention, while addressing individual intelligences. Also included is instruction to:

Promote writing as an important learning tool
Use concrete models to make concepts meaningful
Connect mathematical ideas to the real world
Incorporate graphic organizers to help students organize their thinking

Deepen and revitalize instruction using Sousa’s proven brain-compatible approach for helping every student develop self-confidence in mathematics!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634507356
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,173,849
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Dr. David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of fifteen books. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the Pre-K to 12 and university levels. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Table of Contents

Links to Focal Points and Standards
About the Author
1. Multiplication and Division
The Mystery of the Mixed-Up Party Lists
Meet the Fact Family
Guess-timate Estimates
Point and Play
200 Catch Game
Blocks of Division
Words of Division
Divisibility Dash
Scuba Division
Show the Order
2. Fractions and Decimals
Fraction Friends
Fun With Fractions
Decimal Days
Put the Dot on the Spot
Dollars and Sense
A Portrait of Parts
Grocery Bill Math
Party Planners
Fraction Cooking
Calling All Construction Workers
3. Geometry and Measurement
Detective Angle
Tricky Triangles
Silly Symmetry
Trouble at the Tangram Zoo
Magic Carpets for Sale
Geo Puppet
A Hole in the Roof
From Farm to Factory
Wrapping Up Math
4. Algebra
Simply, Simplify
Weigh to Go!
What′s the Score?
Sunken Treasure
5. Data Analysis
Terrific T′s
Our Favorite Things
Book Bonanza
Too Many Ants!
Survey Study
Fast Food Comparisons
Parachute Drop
Plot the Treasure
Animal Olympics
Journal Page
Answer Key

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