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Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Math

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Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Math

Janice VanCleave

ISBN: 978-0-471-33104-9 March 2005 208 Pages

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Make Learning Math Fun With This Hands-on Resource from Everyone'sFavorite math and Science Teacher!

Now you can help students develop their math skills while fosteringa long-term love for mathematical exploration. In JaniceVanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Math, the award-winning teacher andpopular children's author gives you a wealth of teaching techniquesfor elementary and middle school math lessons that make learningfun.

By engaging students in these hands-on mathematical activities andinvestigations, you'll help them understand basic concepts, applytheir mathematical thinking skills, and become independent mathinvestigators. Covering a wide range of math topics--from numbersand operations, algebra, and measurements to geometry, dataanalysis, and probability--this invaluable classroom companionalso:
* Features teaching tips and key terms for each ready-to-use,reproducible activity
* Adheres to the standards of the National Council of Teachers ofMathematics
* Makes it easy to adapt activities and investigations to differentgrade levels
* Provides advice on preparing materials and presenting each topic,as well as suggestions for challenging extensions
* Explains how the math problems apply in the real world

As with all of Janice VanCleave's books, the format is easy tofollow and the required materials are inexpensive and easy to find.With Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fund of Math you can inspire,challenge, and help your students improve their test scores--anddevelop a lifelong interest in math!
Dedication/Acknowledgements.

From the Author.

Guidelines for Using Math Investigations Successfully in theClassroom.

I. NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS.

1. Addition and Subtraction.

2. Multiplication.

3. Division.

4. Decimals.

5. Fractions .

6. Ordering Fractions.

7. Percent.

8. Ratio.

9. Proportion.

10. Calculation .

II. ALGEBRA.

11. Algebraic Expressions.

1 2. Equations.

13. Formulas.

III. MEASUREMENTS.

14. Conversions.

15. Weight and Mass.

16. Temperature.

IV. GEOMETRY.

17. Lines.

18. Line Segment.

19. Rays.

20. Types of Angles.

21. Measuring Angles.

22. Triangles.

23. Quadrilaterals.

24. Compass.

25. Circles.

26. Area of Circles.

27. Area of Parallelograms.

28. Area of Triangles.

29. Volume.

30. Reflection.

31. Rotation.

32. Translation.

33. Solid Figure.

34. Coordinate Grid.

V. DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITY.

35. Counting Methods.

36. Probabilities.

37. Bar Graphs.

38. Line Graph.

39. Mean.

40. Median, Mode, and Range.

Glossary.

Index.
1.  Features dozens of simple worksheets, activities, and math teaching techniques to make learning math easy and fun.

2.  Adheres to the learning and content standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

3.  Covers a wide range of math topics, including numbers and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data analysis and probability.