# Activities for Elementary Mathematics Teachers for Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

By Dolan, James C. Williamson, Mari Muri

ISBN-10: 0-321-48356-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-48356-0

Published: Aug 2, 2007

Format: Paper

List Price: \$38.67

## Description

Provides hands-on manipulative-based activities keyed to the text that involve future elementary school teachers discovering concepts, solving problems, and exploring mathematical ideas. These actitives can be adapted for use with elementary students at a later time.

<>Chapter 1 Mathematical Processes

Activity 1 Fascinating Fibonacci

Activity 2 Pictoral Patterns

Activity 3 Number Patterns

Activity 4 What's the Rule?

Activity 5 Polygons and Diagonals

Activity 6 Paper Powers

Activity 7 Magic Number Tricks

Activity 8 Missing Persons Report

Activity 9 Who Dunit?

Activity 10 What's the Number?

Activity 11 Eliminate the Impossible

Activity 12 Candies, Couples and a Quiz

Activity 13 When You Don't Know What to Do

Activity 14 Ten People in a Canoe

Activity 15 An Ancient Game

Activity 16 What's the Last Card?

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2 Sets and Whole Number Operations and Properties

Activity 1 What's in the Loop?

Activity 2 Loop de Loops

Activity 3 Odd and Even Patterns

Activity 4 Multiplication Arrays

Activity 5 Finding the Missing Factor

Activity 7 A Visit to Fouria

Activity 8 Regrouping Numbers

Activity 9 Find the Missing Number

Chapter Summary

Chapter 3 Estimation and Computation

Activity 1 Three Strikes and You’re Out

Activity 2 Who’s Closest?

Activity 3 Target Number

Activity 4 It All Adds Up

Activity 5 What's the Difference?

Activity 6 Multi-digit Multiplication

Activity 7 Multi-digit Division

Activity 8 Division Array

Activity 9 Least and Greatest

Chapter Summary

Chapter 4 Number Theory

Activity 1 Great Divide Game

Activity 2 A Square Experiment

Activity 3 A Sieve of Another Sort

Activity 4 The Factor Game

Activity 5 How Many Factors?

Activity 6 Interesting Numbers

Activity 7 Tiling with Squares

Activity 8 Pool Factors

Chapter Summary

Chapter 5 Understanding Integer Operations and Properties

Activity 1 Charged Particles

Activity 2 Coin Counters

Activity 4 Subtracting Integers

Activity 5 Subtraction Patterns

Activity 6 A Clown on a Tightrope

Activity 7 Multiplication and Division Patterns

Activity 8 Integer × and ÷ Contig

Chapter 6 Rational Number Operations and Properties

Activity 1 What Is a Fraction?

Activity 2 Equivalent Fractions

Activity 3 Square Fractions

Activity 4 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Activity 5 Multiplying Fractions

Activity 6 Dividing Fractions

Activity 7 Race for the Flat

Activity 8 Empty the Board

Activity 9 Decimal Arrays

Activity 10 Decimal Multiplication

Activity 11 Dice and Decimals

Activity 12 Target Number Revisited

Activity 13 How Big Is It?

Activity 14 Fraction War

Activity 15 What Comes First?

Activity 16 What's My Name?

Activity 17 Who's First?

Activity 18 Deci-Order

Activity 19 Repeating Decimals

Chapter Summary

Chapter 7 Proportional Reasoning

Activity 1 Professors Short and Tall

Activity 2 People Proportions

Activity 3 A Call to the Border

Activity 4 Pattern Block Similarity

Activity 5 Similar Triangles

Activity 6 Side Splitter Theorem

Activity 7 What is Percent?

Activity 8 What Does It Mean?

Activity 9 Flex-it

Chapter Summary

Chapter 8 Analyzing Data

Activity 1 Graphing m&m's

Activity 2 What's in the Bag?

Activity 3 Gaps and Clusters

Activity 4 Grouped Data

Activity 5 Are Women Catching Up?

Activity 6 What's the Average?

Activity 7 Finger-Snapping Time

Activity 8 The Weather Report

Activity 9 To Change or Not to Change?

Activity 10 Populations and Samples

Chapter Summary

Chapter 9 Probability

Activity 1 What Are the Chances?

Activity 2 The Spinner Game

Activity 3 Numbers That Predict

Activity 4 Theoretical Probability

Activity 5 It's in the Bag

Activity 6 Paper-Scissors-Rock

Activity 7 Simulate It

Activity 8 The Mystery Cube

Activity 9 What's the Distribution?

Activity 10 Pascal's Probabilities

Activity 11 How Many Arrangements?

Chapter Summary

Chapter 10 Introducing Geometry

Activity 1 What's the Angle?

Activity 2 Inside or Outside?

Activity 3 Map Coloring

Activity 4 Paper Folding Construction

Activity 5 Triangle Properties- Angles

Activity 6 Angles on Pattern Blocks

Activity 7 Sum of Interior/Exterior Angles

Activity 8 Triangle Properties- Sides

Activity 9 To Be or Not to Be Congruent?

Activity 10 Pythagorean Puzzles

Activity 11 Right or Not?

Activity 12 Now You See It, Now You Don't

Activity 13 Name that Polygon

Chapter Summary

Chapter 11 Extending Geometry

Activity 1 Slides, Flips, and Turns

Activity 2 How Did You Do It?

Activity 3 Double Flips

Activity 4 Reflections

Activity 5 Translations

Activity 6 Transforgeo

Activity 7 Rotations

Activity 8 Glide Reflections

Activity 9 Size Transformations

Activity 10 Cut It Out

Activity 11 Draw It

Activity 12 Tessellations

Activity 13 Stars and Angles

Activity 14 Spatial Visualization

Activity 15 A View from the Top

Chapter Summary

Chapter 12 Measurement

Activity 1 Units of Measure

Activity 2 Outdoor Geometry

Activity 3 Pick's Theorem

Activity 4 What's My Area?

Activity 5 Areas of Polygons

Activity 6 From Rectangles to Parallelograms

Activity 7 From Parallelograms to Triangles

Activity 8 From Parallelograms to Trapezoids

Activity 9 Volume of a Rectangular Solid

Activity 10 Pyramids and Cones

Activity 11 Surface Area

Activity 12 Compare Volume to Surface Area

Chapter Summary

Chapter 13 Exploring Ideas of Algebra and Coordinate Geometry

Activity 1 Regular Polygons in a Row

Activity 2 Patterns and Expressions

Activity 3 The Function Machine

Activity 4 What's My Function?

Activity 5 The King's Problem

Activity 6 Graphs and Stories

Activity 7 Exploring Linear Functions

Activity 8 Mysterious Midpoints

Activity 9 Graphing Rectangles

Activity 10 Coordinate Transformations

Chapter Summary

Appendices

Manipulatives

Activity Masters