Math Investigations K-5

Math Investigations

Meeting the standard in grades K-5

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Numbers and Operations
Number Sense, Operations, Decimals, Fractions
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  • Algebra
    Patterns, Sorting, and Mathematical Models
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  • Geometry
    2-D Shapes, 3-D Shapes, and Spatial Relationships
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  • Measurement
    Length, Volume, Weight, Perimeter, Area, and Time
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  • Data Analysis and Probability
    Collecting, Organizing, and Representing Information
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    M&M'S Brand Counting Book

    Pour out the candies. Get ready. Get Set. This counting book is tastiest yet! This yummy little counting book teaches the numbers 1 - 12, six colors of the "M&Mís" Chocolate Candies, including the new blue and three primary shapes: the circle, square, and triangle. Beginning scholars also learn the sets of twelve. Whatís more, children are introduced to simple math! Hungry learners are rewarded in the last section of the book, where they learn simple subtraction by eating the learning tools, twelve "M&Mís" Chocolate Candies! The review page at the end ties it all together and reinforces newly learned concepts and skills.


    Ten Black Dots

    What can you do with ten black dots? "One dot can make a sun or moon when the day is done. Two dots can make the eyes of a fox . . ." Count all the way to ten with Donald Crews and delight in the simple rhymes, everyday objects, and stunning graphics.

    This is a fun book for young children. With the large pictures and font, the book begs to be touched and held and read! It could be used to reinforce a math lesson on counting objects. Afterward, the teacher/parent could give each child ten black dots, crayons, and paper and have them use their imagination to see what they could make.

    12 Ways to Get to 11

    Pour out the candies. Get ready. Get Set. This counting book is tastiest yet! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 __ 12 What happened to 11? Is it in the magician's hat? Maybe it's in the mailbox or hiding in the jack-o'-lantern? Don't forget to look in the barnyard where the hen awaits the arrival of her new little chicks. Could that be where eleven went?

    What a neat way to illustrate the concept of basic addition! Our kindergarten teacher read this book to the class and it provided an example to the children that adding numbers together can be done in a variety of ways: from simple to higher level thinking.

    Math Curse

    The Math Curse starts with Mrs. Fibonnaci telling her class that "YOU KNOW,you can think of almost everything as a math problem." And we're off on adventure of doing just that. The illustrations are wonderful, and match the text perfectly. The book is silly for young children and funny for older children. This book is great if you want to place a "math curse" on your students so they look at everything as a math problem! They analyze their daily life and are able to write their daily routines as math problems. It is a great example of how EVERYTHING is connected to math! A MUST HAVE for every math teacher of any level.

    Math Madness 10 Book Set

    Second title in the Independent level contains 10 "just right" books for beginning readers who are ready to read on their own.

    10 high interest math topics from "finding patterns everywhere," to "subtracting the disappearing cupcakes".

    Includes 40 colorful incentive stickers - Extended activities - Reading comprehension questions.

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