These high-interest math investigations will help students see math as a vital, meaningful tool in their daily lives both inside and outside of the classroom.
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About the Author
Hope Martin is an innovative mathematics teacher with over 40 years of experience. Having worked with children in elementary, middle school, and high school, and with teachers in local universities, she is currently a private consultant facilitating workshops across the United States and Canada. Hope, who was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, began her teaching career in Skokie, Illinois and obtained her Masters Degree in Mathematics Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Hope’s personal experiences and knowledge of educational learning theories have convinced her that students learn mathematics more effectively when they are active participants and see its relevance to their own lives.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorAlignment With NCTM Standards1. Our Earth: Natural Disasters Introduction Earthquakes Volcanoes Hurricanes Tornadoes Additional Reading Internet Web Sites2. Physics, Formulas, and Math Introduction Sports Balls and Density Swings of the Pendulum Roller Coasters: How Fast Are We Falling? Additional Reading Internet Web Sites3. Our Body Systems, Forensics, and Math Introduction Our Remarkable Heart The Sum of the Parts: How Long Is Your Digestive System? Find Your Body's Ratios Forensics and the Human Skeleton Fingerprints: A Unique Classification Additional Reading4. Quilts, Tessellations, and Three-Dimensional Geometry Introduction The Geometry of Quilts The Hawaiian Quilt Square Semi-Regular Tessellations: Designs and Angles Platonic Solids: Designs in Three Dimensions Additional Reading Internet Web Sites5. The Stock Market Project Introduction How to Read a Stock Listing and Deciding on a Stock First Week to Buy Stock Week-to-Week Stock Market Sell Week Buying More Stock Our Final Sell Week Additional Reading Internet Web Sites6. Math and Literature Introduction Looking for Math in Poetry: Capture-Recapture: How Many Beans? Looking for Math in Poetry: Flavors of Ice Cream Looking for Math in Poetry: Overdue Book Fines Traveling to Lilliput: How Little Were the Lilliputians? A Million Is a Very Big Number: Spending $1,000,000 A Million Is a Very Big Number: How Big a Box Do We Need for 1,000,000 Pennies? A Million Is a Very Big Number: A Million Stars Additional Reading Internet Web SitesResource A: Alternatives to Traditional AssessmentResource B: Design Your Own LessonsBibliography