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Intermediate Teacher's Math Activities Kit: Includes over 100 ready-to-use lessons and activity sheets covering six areas of the 4-6 math curriculum

ISBN: 978-0-471-64910-6
320 pages
September 2004, Jossey-Bass
Intermediate Teacher
100 ready-to-use lessons with reproducible activity sheets to support any intermediate math program

Each section in this valuable resource features detailed lesson plans, objectives, activity sheets, materials, lists, answer keys, and related activities that cover the basic concepts of six essential areas of the 4--6 math curriculum:
* Symmetry-from turn and flip to bilateral symmetry and tessellation
* Geometry-lines, angles, polygons, congruent figures, and more
* Measurement-from time duration and temperature to distance on a map and scale drawing
* Probability-such as likelihood, chance, fair games, Pascal's Triangle, and more
* Statistics-including picture, bar, line, and circle graphs and methods of data collection
* Algebra-including patterns, equality, function, and variables

The lessons, which can be taught to the entire class or to small groups of students, are divided into levels of knowledge: Beginning Level activities introduce mathematical content and vocabulary; Learning Level activities reinforce content already introduced with hands-on, concrete materials; and Challenging Level activities ask students to use the content knowledge in a different way.

Each activity includes specific teacher directions for presenting the information, followed by reproducible worksheets to copy for the classroom. There's also a unique appendix of teacher resources, including pictures, grids, tables, graphs, figures, and much more. These can be reproduced for teacher and student use, made into overhead transparencies, and are incorporated into many of the lessons-which means no more hunting for resources. Everything you need for your intermediate math program is here in this one-stop guide.
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Section 1: SYMMETRY.

1-1. Turn, Flip, or Slide.

1-2. Draw the Ways.

1-3. Turning and Turning.

1-4. Turn Around.

1-5. Flip Me Over.

1-6. Flip Me to Read Me.

1-7. Mirror Lines.

1-8. Mirror, Mirror.

1-9. Pentomino Search.

1-10. How Many Times?

1-11. Rotate and Color.

1-12. Alpha Time.

1-13. Will It?

1-14. Flip Rows.

Section 2: GEOMETRY.


2-1. Line Up.

2-2. Angles.

2-3. More Angles.

2-4. The Angle of Time.

2-5. Tell All About It.

2-6. Same and Different with Polygons.

2-7. Classifying Polygons.

2-8. Match the Prefix.

2-9. Same and Different with Polyhedra.

2-10. Gors.

2-11. All That Gold.

2-12. Cover Me Up.

2-13. A Slice of Pi.

2-14. Pi and the Circle.

2-15. Burritos.

2-16. Sports Time.

2-17. An Exact Copy.

2-18. Draw the Figure.

2-19. It’s the Same to Me.

2-20. There Is a Similarity.

2-21. Triangle, Triangle.



3-1. The Right Unit.

3-2. Which One?

3-3. Squares and Rectangles.

3-4. Tangrams for Two.

3-5. Pizza Time.

3-6. How Much Time Does It Take?

3-7. How Long Will It Take?

3-8. Challenge Time.

3-9. Around the Clock.

3-10. Check My Temperature I.

3-11. Check My Temperature II.

3-12. Sarantonio.

3-13. From Here to There.

3-14. Go That Way!

Section 4: STATISTICS.


4-1. Awards Assembly.

4-2. Play Ball!

4-3. Home-Run Leaders.

4-4. Sporting Goods Stores.

4-5. Run, Run, Run!

4-6. Average Rainfall in Florida.

4-7. Student Absence.

4-8. Terrific Tech Stock.

4-9. New Cars.

4-10. School Lunches I.

4-11. School Lunches II.

4-12. Choose the Graph.

4-13. Compact Discs.

4-14. Lunch Choices.

4-15. Just Your Average Means.

4-16. Creating Data Sets.

4-17. Baseball.

4-18. Canned Food Drive.

4-19. World Weather Watch.



5-1. In All Likelihood.

5-2. Chance.

5-3. Fair or Unfair.

5-4. The Match Game.

5-5. More or Less.

5-6. The Ready Ratio.

5-7. Thinking.

5-8. More Probability.

5-9. Number Cube.

5-10. Dice Outcomes.

5-11. Some Sums.

5-12. Odd or Even.

5-13. Flip Them.

5-14. Clever Triangles.

5-15. Spinning Spinners.

5-16. Tally and Win.

5-17. We All Scream for Ice Cream.

Section 6: ALGEBRA.


6-1. Choose the Best.

6-2. Continue the Pattern.

6-3. Reasoning.

6-4. Patterns and Ratios.

6-5. Properties.

6-6. Fact Families.

6-7. How Much Do They Weigh?

6-8. Ms. Rosa’s Challenge.

6-9. Symbols.

6-10. Words for the Operations.

6-11. Discover the Rule.

6-12. Graph It!

6-13. More Functions.

6-14. n Takes the Place.

6-15. Real-Life Functions.



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STEPHEN J. MICKLO is an Associate Professor in the Childhood Education Department of the College of Education at the University of South Florida. He has extensive experience in the public school system as a prekindergarten teacher, kindergarten teacher, primary grades teacher, elementary school assistant principal, and an elementary school principal. Professor Micklo is the coauthor of The Elementary Math Teacher’s Book of Lists (Wiley) and the author of Primary Teacher’s Math Activities Kit.
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