Hands-On Computer Activities for Teaching Math. Grades 3-8

  • ID: 2215731
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Featuring more than 100 step-by-step activities that use common computer programs, such as Microsoft® Word and Paint®, to model concepts in five basic areas, this revolutionary guide shows math teachers how to combine math and technology education to support national math standards and increase students’ computer proficiency. Sections include Numbers and Operations, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry, and Data Analysis and Probability.
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About this Book.

About the Author.

Teacher to Teacher.

SECTION 1: GETTING STARTED.

Getting Started with the Paint Tool Box.

The Starting Line.

Line Design.

The Bouncing Ball.

SECTION 2: NUMBER AND OPERATIONS.

Addition and Subtraction Facts.

Constructing an Addition Table.

Addition and Subtraction on an Number Line.

Place Value Table.

Modeling Whole Numbers.

Color Tile Place Value.

Moving Places.

Ordinal Numbers.

Ordering Numbers.

Comparing Numbers on a Venn Diagram.

Arrays and Fact Families.

Constructing a multiplication Table.

The Commutative Property of Multiplication.

Multiplication Wheels.

Lattice Multiplication.

Modeling Division.

Rounding Whole Numbers on the Number Line.

The Round Table.

Odd and Even Numbers.

Math with Composite Numbers.

Hundred Board.

A Whole Written as a fraction.

Equivalent Fractions.

Comparing Fractions.

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numerals.

Adding Like Fractions.

Subtracting Mixed Numerals.

The Decimal Point.

Modeling Decimals.

Comparing Decimals.

Ratios.

Constructing a 10 x 10 Grid.

Modeling Percents on 10 x 10 Grids.

Combinations.

Adding Integers.

Subtracting Integers.

SECTION 3: MEASSUREMENT.

Telling Time.

Elapsed Time.

The Ruler of Measurement.

Constructing and Interpreting a Calendar.

Constructing a Geoboard.

Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle.

Four Square Polygons.

ABC Area.

Estimating Perimeter and Area.

Investigating the Formula for the Area of a Triangle.

Volume of a Rectangular Prism.

Change for a Dollar.

Making Change.

Constructing and Naming Angles.

Sum of Angles in a Triangle and a Quadrilateral.

SECTION 4: ALGEBRA.

Color Tile Patterns.

Geometric Patters.

Changing Patterns.

Hundred Board Patterns.

Fun Patterns.

Numeric Patterns.

Forming Patterns with Triangles.

Constructing Staircase Rods.

Staircase Rod Patterns.

Area and Perimeter.

Constructing Staircase Rods.

Staircase rod Patterns.

Area and Perimeter.

Constructing Fraction Rods.

Distributive Property of Multiplication.

Associative Property of Multiplication.

Representing Variables.

Magic Squares.

Algebraic Expressions.

Solving Simple Equations.

Squaring a Number.

Charting Variables.

SECTION 5: GEOMETRY.

Locating Points.

Naming Triangles.

Constructing Polygons.

Lines of Symmetry in rectangle and a Square.

The ABCs of Symmetry.

Congruent and Similar.

Fun with Shapes.

Ice Cube.

Rectangular Prism.

Cylinder.

Pyramids.

Cones and Spheres.

Netting a Cube.

Reflection.

Transformations.

Tessellations.

Constructing a Triangular Dot Grid.

Isometric Drawing.

Constructing Tangrams.

Area of Tangram Pieces.

Constructing a Circular Geoboard.

Lines in a Circle.

SECTION 6: DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITY.

Tally.

Venn Diagram.

Probability.

Cube Drawing Probability.

Heads or Tails?

Bar Graphs.

Pictographs.

Line Graph.

Pie Graph.

Mean, Median, Mode, and Range.
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Beverly Burnley earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Harris Stowe Teachers College in St. Louis, Missouri. As a Title I teacher in the East St. Louis (Illinois) public schools, she has used models and representations to teach mathematics to gifted and remedial students in grades 1 through 6 for more than thirty-three years. While instructing entire classrooms in a computer lab environment, she created a unique teaching strategy that supports the math standards and increases students' computer proficiency levels.. Ms. Burnley has presented this strategy for professional development workshops at the St. Clair County (Illinois) Regional Office of Education and now describes it for teachers across the country in her new book, Hands-On Computer Activities for Teaching Math.
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