Students become mathematical adventurers in these challenging and engaging activities designed to deepen and extend their understanding of concepts from the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The investigations in this book stretch students' mathematical imaginations to their limits as they create and manipulate geometric figures, draw and analyze complex designs, and develop and apply measurement strategies to solve challenging real-world and mathematical problems. Each activity comes with extensive support for classroom implementation including learning goals, discussion guides, detailed solutions, and suggestions for extending the investigation. There is also a free supplemental e-book offering strategies for motivation, assessment, parent communication, and suggestions for using the materials in different learning environments.
Table of Contents
A Note to Students Introduction Connections to the Common Core State Standards Exploration 1: Polygon Perambulations Exploration 2: Impossible Polygons Exploration 3: Starstruck! Exploration 4: Geoboard Squares Exploration 5: Creating Area Formulas Exploration 6: A New Slant on Measurement Exploration 7: Ladders and Saws Exploration 8: Designing Nets Exploration 9: Measuring Oceans References About the Author Common Core State Standards Alignment
Jerry Burkhart has been teaching and learning math with gifted students in Minnesota for nearly 20 years. He has degrees in physics, mathematics, and math education. He provides professional development for teachers and is a regular presenter at conferences around topics of meeting the needs of gifted students in mathematics...
With reproducible pages, comprehensive materials lists, and step-by-step instruction, teachers can easily implement Burkhart's activities for their students. Overall, this book provides a new and engaging way for teachers to elaborate instruction and increase student knowledge through enriching experiences with math!,Gifted Child Today, 12/17/15