1st Edition

Math Extension Units Book 2, Grades 4-5

By Judy Leimbach Copyright 2005
    68 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The purpose of this book is to help busy classroom teachers provide enrichment for those students who quickly grasp the mathematical concepts being taught and are ready to move on to more challenging material. The units include challenging activities that will require higher-level thinking and will broaden students' problem-solving skills.

    This book is a great resource for busy classroom teachers who need materials to extend learning opportunities for those students who quickly grasp the concepts covered in their grade level math curriculum. This book includes four units: geometry, fractions, graphing, and problem solving. The units provide hours of activities that will allow students to work independently or in small groups to extend their knowledge and apply their skills. Each unit includes 13 to 14 attractive, reproducible worksheets and an assignment sheet, making this an easy way for instructors to provide challenging, enriching experiences for capable math students. This can also be used for review and remediation with middle school students.

    For a less advanced version of math extension activities, see Math Extension Units Book 1—place value, problem solving, time and measurement, and money.

    For more math units geared toward the same goal, see Enrichment Activities for Math Books 1, 2, and 3.

    Grades 4-5

    Computation and Problem Solving Feeding the Animals Planning a Trip Patriotic Puzzles Planning a Picnic Summer Job Field Trip All Aboard! Class Store The Basketball Game Buying Tile Buying Carpeting Redecorating Angles, Triangles, and Other Polygons Vocabulary Drawing Angles Drawing Pairs of Angles Types of Triangles Triangle Experiment Naming Triangles Missing Angles Regular Polygons and Angles Lines of Symmetry Symmetry Experiment Rotation Symmetry and Design Hexagon Design Decagon Design Fractions Equivalent Fraction Review Adding and Subtracting Fractions Comparing Common Fractions Fractions Greater Than One Fractions and Fabric Fraction Logic Baking Cooking Sharing Pizza Sewing Class Building a Cupboard Sale Prices Bargain Hunting Fraction Practice Fraction Fair Graphs Using Symbols Double Bar Graphs Making a Double Bar Graph Interpreting Double Line Graphs Recording Data on a Double Line Graph Making a Multiple Line Graph Showing Parts of a Whole Circle Graphs Voting for Class President Favorite Sports Analyzing Graphs Creating an Original Graph Answers


    Judy Leimbach received her master's degree in Instructional Strategies in Gifted Education from National-Louis University. She has 14 years of experience teaching in regular classrooms, kindergarten through fifth grade, and 14 years experience teaching gifted students in grades 1-5. In addition, she has spent 5 years supervising groups of student teachers at Wheaton College.
    When she first started teaching in a gifted program, there were few materials available for gifted students in primary grades, so Leimbach began writing her own and had several books published. Having previously taught in the regular classroom, she also was very aware of the need for high quality, easy-to-use materials for regular classroom teachers to use for their gifted students in both primary and intermediate grades. She began working with other teachers, including her daughter, a middle school math teacher, to develop materials to meet that need.

    This is a great 64 page book.,Brent Bonwell,CyberWolf Testing, 1/1/16