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Mathematics Activities for Elementary School Teachers, 10th Edition

By Dolan, Jim Williamson, Mari Muri

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 6, 2009

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Problem Solving

Activity 1 When You Don't Know What to Do

Activity 2 What's the Last Card?

Activity 3 An Ancient Game

Activity 4 Magic Number Tricks

Activity 5 Missing Persons Report

Activity 6 Who Dunit?

Activity 7 What's the Number?

Activity 8 Eliminate the Impossible

Activity 9 Candies, Couples, and a Quiz

Activity 10 Ten People in a Canoe

Activity 11 Pictorial Patterns

Activity 12 Number Patterns

Activity 13 Fascinating Fibonacci

Activity 14 What's the Rule?

Activity 15 Polygons and Diagonals

Chapter Summary


2. Numeration Systems and Sets

Activity 1 Regrouping Numbers

Activity 2 Find the Missing Numbers

Activity 3 What's in the Loops?

Activity 4 Loop de Loops

Chapter Summary


3. Whole Numbers and Their Operations

Activity 1 It All Adds Up

Activity 2 What's the Difference?

Activity 3 A Visit to Fouria

Activity 4 Multiplication Arrays

Activity 5 Find the Missing Factor

Activity 6 How Many Cookies?

Activity 7 Multi-digit Multiplication

Activity 8 Division Array

Activity 9 Multi-digit Division

Activity 10 Three Strikes and You're Out

Activity 11 Target Number

Chapter Summary


4. Algebraic Thinking

Activity 1 Patterns and Expressions

Activity 2 The Function Machine

Activity 3 What's My Function?

Activity 4 Graphs and Stories

Chapter Summary


5. Integers and Number Theory

Activity 1 Charged Particles

Activity 2 Coin Counters

Activity 3 Additional Patterns

Activity 4 Subtracting Integers

Activity 5 A Clown on a Tightrope

Activity 6 Subtraction Patterns

Activity 7 Multiplication and Division Patterns

Activity 8 Integer (x) and (/) Contig

Activity 9 Great Divide Game

Activity 10 A Square Experiment

Activity 11 A Sieve of Another Sort

Activity 12 The Factor Game

Activity 13 How Many Factors?

Activity 14 Interesting Numbers

Activity 15 Tiling with Squares

Activity 16 Pool Factors

Chapter Summary


6. Rational Numbers as Fractions

Activity 1 What is a Fraction?

Activity 2 Equivalent Fractions

Activity 3 Fraction War

Activity 4 How Big Is It?

Activity 5 What Comes First?

Activity 6 Square Fractions

Activity 7 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Activity 8 Multiplying Fractions

Activity 9 Dividing Fractions

Activity 10 The King's Problem

Activity 11 Paper Powers

Chapter Summary


7. Decimals and Real Numbers

Activity 1 What's My Name?

Activity 2 Who's First?

Activity 3 Deci-Order

Activity 4 Race for the Flat

Activity 5 Empty the Board

Activity 6 Decimal Arrays

Activity 7 Decimal Multiplication

Activity 8 Dice and Decimals

Activity 9 Target Number Revisited

Activity 10 Repeating Decimals

Chapter Summary


8. Proportional Reasoning, Percents, and Applications

1 Professors Short and Tall

2 People Proportions

3 A Call to the Border

4 What is Percent?

5 What Does It Mean?

Chapter Summary


9. Probability

Activity 1 What Are the Chances?

Activity 2 Theoretical Probability

Activity 3 The Spinner Game

Activity 4 Numbers That Predict

Activity 5 It's In The Bag

Activity 6 What's The Distribution?

Activity 7 Paper-Scissors-Rock

Activity 8 Simulate It

Activity 9 The Mystery Cube

Activity 10 How Many Arrangements

Activity 11 Pascal's Probabilities

Chapter Summary


10. Statistics: The Interpretation of Data

Activity 1 Graphing m&m's®

Activity 2 Grouped Data

Activity 3 What's the Average?

Activity 4 The Weather Report

Activity 5 Finger-Snapping Time

Activity 6 Gaps and Clusters

Activity 7 Are Women Catching Up?

Activity 8 Populations and Samples

Activity 9 Two Change or Not to Change

Activity 10 What's in the Bag?

Chapter Summary


11. Introductory Geometry

Activity 1 What's the Angle?

Activity 2 Inside or Outside?

Activity 3 Name that Polygon

Activity 4 Triangle Properties–Angles

Activity 5 Angles on Pattern Blocks

Activity 6 Sum of Interior/Exterior Angles

Activity 7 Stars and Angles

Activity 8 Spatial Visualization

Activity 9 A View from the Top

Activity 10 Map Coloring

Chapter Summary


12. Constructions, Congruence, and Similarity

Activity 1 Triangle Properties–Sides

Activity 2 To Be or Not to Be Congruent?

Activity 3 Paper Folding Construction

Activity 4 Patter Block Similarity

Activity 5 Similar Triangles

Activity 6 Side Splitter Theorem

Activity 7 Outdoor Geometry

Activity 8 Exploring Linear Functions

Chapter Summary


13. Concepts of Measurement

Activity 1 Units of Measure

Activity 2 Regular Polygons in a Row

Activity 3 What's My Area?

Activity 4 Areas of Polygons

Activity 5 Pick's Theorem

Activity 6 Graphing Rectangles

Activity 7 From Rectangles to Parallelograms

Activity 8 From Parallelograms to Triangles

Activity 9 From Parallelograms to Trapezoids

Activity 10 Pythagorean Puzzles

Activity 11 Right or Not?

Activity 12 Surface Area

Activity 13 Volume of a Rectangular Solid

Activity 14 Pyramids and Cones

Activity 15 Compare Volume to Surface Area

Chapter Summary


14. Motion Geometry and Tessellations

Activity 1 Glide Reflections

Activity 2 Size Transformations

Activity 3 Cut It Out

Activity 4 Draw It

Activity 5 Tessellations

Chapter Summary


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