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Big ideas for growing mathematicians : exploring elementary math with 20 ready-to-go activities

Author: Ann Kajander
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Zephyr Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents twenty activities ideal for an elementary classroom, each of which is divided into sections that summarize the mathematical concept being taught, the skills and knowledge the students will use and gain during the activity, and step-by-step instructions.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Kajander
ISBN: 9781569762127 1569762120 9781428753136 1428753133
OCLC Number: 76902010
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 109 pages : illustrations ; 28 x 22 cm
Contents: One in a million --
Math magic --
Cooperative problems --
Lots of dots --
Average pentominoes --
Distributing tiles --
Guess my rule --
Rice problem --
Lines, squares, cubes, and hypercubes --
Fractional salaries --
Temperature experiment --
Circular reasoning --
Coins for compassion --
Toothpick rectangles --
Stairs problem --
Gumball boxes --
Medicine experiment --
Fabulous fractals --
Triangular tessellations --
Kaleidocycles.
Responsibility: Ann Kajander.
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"Written directly to the student and using simple materials, this is a good guide for the classroom or to use independently." --"Connect"

 
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