1st Edition

It's Alive! And Kicking!
Math the Way It Ought to Be - Tough, Fun, and a Little Weird! (Grades 4-8)




ISBN 9781882664306
Published January 1, 1996 by Routledge
64 Pages

USD $19.95

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Book Description

The authors, junior high students and best friends David and Asa, along with best-selling author Marya Washington Tyler, took the kind of gooey, slimy, disgusting science facts that students love and turned them into hilarious math problems.

Your students will enjoy trying to determine what percent of the refrigerators in the U.S. contain moldy food.

When's the last time you had your students figure the weight of cow manure produced in the U.S.?

How many 8-ounce coffee mugs will an average person's sweat fill?

What is the number of saliva droplets expelled in one class period?

Your students won't mind math when they get to figure the cost of a meal at the Aftermath Restaurant, with foods like Deep Fried Lint, Pseudo-Chicken Parts, Wax Fruit Bowl, and Hot Sludge Sundae. Even the answer key is hilarious.

These and other intriguing problems await your students in this book designed to teach children to translate statements and questions into mathematical equations. All the problems are based on known scientific facts. For even more exciting and strange math problems, see the original It's Alive!

Grades 4-8

Table of Contents

Locker room Mucus moves Cellmates Skin scales 25 cents a pound Swatting ordeal Mailbox war Asa’s airplanes Did I tell you my birthday? David’s dentist appointment Floss ’em Wake up and smell the …I don’t get it Drowning in droplets Rivet number 3Excuses, excuses Relevancy of chocolate n.l.r.m.i.t. Stop the car Let me in! A very hairy ordeal Sludge diving Whole wheat tofu surprise Heavy thinker Saliva mouth What’s that in my Thermos™? Eliminate waste Zit city No, we’re not buying a TV Breathe in Coffee, anyone? It’s normal Asa’s temper Camp Torture Hienz and Gunter Hot dog Let us see your hair, David Fungus Deep trouble Royal Canadian bagpipers Oh, what a pretty bow Up, up and away Windshield Great grandma’s knitting Classical Kazoo Symphony Fuzzy apple logic Live with Asa A rat can fall 50 feet Dirty textbooks Censorship 49 uses Gross and disgusting Care to join us? Answer Key Acknowledgements Sources About the Authors Common Core State Standards Alignment

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Biography

Asa Kleiman authored It's Alive: Math Like You've Never Known It Before and It's Alive! And Kicking!: Math the Way It Ought to Be . . . Tough, Fun, and a Little Weird! as a junior high school student, along with his best friend and fellow junior high schooler, David Washington, and best-selling author Marya Washington Tyler.

David Washington authored It's Alive: Math Like You've Never Known It Before and It's Alive! And Kicking!: Math the Way It Ought to Be . . . Tough, Fun, and a Little Weird! as a junior high school student, along with his best friend and fellow junior high schooler, Asa Kleiman, and best-selling author Marya Washington Tyler.