LEVEL                   TITLE                                                                 AUTHOR                           Book #



5-8                    3 . 2 . 1 Contact                                                            Children’s Television               M-52


                        This guide examines the science and mathematics behind a topic currently in the

                                news such as overpopulation of the planet, alternative energy sources, effect of

                                drugs on the brain, water pollution, AIDS, and DNA.


3-8                    Animals As Our Companions                                       NCTM                                       M-40


                        The sixth annual World’s Largest Math Event was held on April 28, 2000.

                                The theme was “Animals as Our Companions.” Since we share the planet with

                                animals, even animals in the wild are our companions. This year’s theme

                                encourages students to explore the mathematics of animals, from using

                                geometry to construct a doghouse to using decimals to compare the

                                sprinting seeds of wild animals.


K-12                 Architecture in Education:                               Foundation of Architecure                   M-51                                                                                                                 Philadelphia

                        The concepts in this program reflect three broad areas of study:

                                perceptual, social and technological. This is a comprehensive approach

                                to learning and forms the basis for the interdisciplinary, sequential

                                character of the program.


6-8                    Balanced Assessment for Mathematics                        Dale Seymore Publishing        M-14


                        This package offers a wide range of assessment tasks that allow students

                                to demonstrate their ability to reason and communicate mathematically.

Mathematics content covered is geometry; patterns and function; data

                                analysis; statistics and probability, number and quantity; algebra and functions.


6-8                    Boxes, Squares & Other Things                                   Marion Walter                          M-1


                        This unit describes an experience in informal geometry that is

based chiefly on work with construction paper and milk cartons.


K-6                   Build It! Festival                                                           GEMS

                                                                                                            Philip Gonsalves                      M-36

                                                                                                            Jaine Kopp

Weaving mathematics concepts into engaging, hands-on construction activities,

this GEMS festival guide includes a wide assortment of classroom learning-station

activities that emphasize construction, geometric challenges, and spatial visualization.

Introductory activities, such as Architect/Builder, involve students in free exploration

of materials and lay the foundation for such mathematical challenges as

Create-A-Shape, Dowel Designs, Polyhedra, Symmetry, Tangrams, and

What Comes Next?


6-8                    Covering and Surrounding                                          Dale Seymore Publishing        M-18


Covering and Surrounding involves finding areas and perimeters of various

                                figures and shapes. Students will learn mathematical ideas and techniques that

                                can help you answer questions about the size of something.


3-6                    Fabulous Fractions                                                      AIMS                                        M-19


                        Fabulous Fractions provides hands-on experiences using five helpful models to

                                develop meaningful and in-depth understanding of fractions. Some of the ideas

                                students will explore include: ability to recognize fractional numbers as equal parts

                                of a whole and as equal parts of a group or set; understanding the relative size

                                of fractions; ability to recognize and name equivalent fractions; experience with

                                operations on fractions in problem solving.



K-9                   Family Math                                                                 Jean Kerr Stenmark,               M-42

Virginia Thompson

Ruth Cossey    

Hands-on activities using household supplies that parents and their

children can do to together to enhance mathematical skills.


6-8                    Filling and Wrapping                                                   Dale Seymore Publishing        M-21


                        Filling and Wrapping looks at two different measures involved in packaging. Students

                                explore how much material it takes to fill a package and how much packaging

                                material is needed to wrap a project.


4-9                    Finding Your Bearings                                                 AIMS                                        M-22


Finding Your Bearings contains activities that integrate geography, math, and science.

Students problem solve as they study maps and globes through hands-on activities such

as Fire on the Mountain, Surf and Sand Toss, Global AdVENNtures, The Forecast for

Today, Shrinking Boundaries, Navigating Numerically, Bird’s Eye View, Physically

Featured, and I’ve Got the World on a String.


6-8                    Geography of the Great Lakes                                     Joyce L. Timmons                    M-3

                                                                                    Rosanne W. Fortner 

Students study the geography of the Great Lakes area including positions of the

lakes and the major cities on the shores of the lakes. They consider the geography

of the entire St. Lawrence Seaway and determine the perimeter and area of a lake

by using basic math skills.


3-6                    In All Probability                                                         Celia Cuomo                            M-38

                        Investigations in Probability and Statistics


If your students groan at the mention of statistics, or go blank when you bring up

probability, you might ask what they want to be when they grow up. Wall Street mogul?

The next Freud? TV meteorologist? Well, there you go: they'll be using statistics and

probability all the way up the ladder. This unit makes these subjects fun, and makes

                                real-world connections students will use all their lives.

6-8                    Looking for Pythagoras                                               Dale Seymore Publishing        M-25


                        Students will explore side lengths and areas of right triangles and

                                squares. Explorations will lead students to discover one of the most

                                important relationships in all of mathematics: the Pythagorean Theorem.

                                The Pythagorean Theorem is so important that much of geometry,

                                trigonometry, and calculus would be impossible without it.


3-12                  Making the Connection                                                WEPAN                                    M-41


                        This unit has students design, build and test solutions to problems.

                                The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated

                                with the construction and  packaging of items to preserve, market, and

safely deliver products, exploring energy conversions and needs, handling large

system based problems, test a method of transferring information securely.


3-6                    Math On The Menu                                                      Jaine Kopp                               M-39

                                                                                                            Denise Davila 

                        In this engaging series of cooperative activities, students plunge in to help the fictional

Rosada family as it opens, equips, and expands a Mexican restaurant...with all the

attendant real-life mathematical challenges. Students eagerly apply different problem-solving

strategies as they plan and enlarge the tostadas menu, determine different combinations

of ingredients, analyze costs, set prices, and address interior logistics when the restaurant

expands to a second location.


5-9                    Math + Science , A Solution                                        AIMS                                        M-26


Math + Science. A Solution consists of more than 25 innovative activities that

integrate math and science. The investigations use a variety of readily available

and easily understood materials from marbles and M&M’s¨ candies to old shoes

and rubber balls and provides a great sampling of experiences that strengthen

 process skills.


6-8                    MATH Thematics  Book 1             The STEM Project                    M-27


                        The lessons in this course will get students actively involved in exploring, modeling,

                                and communicating mathematics using a variety of tools, including technology

                                when appropriate.


6-8                    MATH Thematics  Book 2             The STEM Project                    M-28


                        The lessons in this course will get students actively involved in exploring, modeling,

                                and communicating mathematics using a variety of tools, including technology

                                when appropriate. Students will use mathematics to analyze data and make wise

                                decisions, problem solve in a search and rescue operation, to add motion to art,

                                to communicate and construct models to interpret and solve problems.


6-8                    MATH Thematics  Book 3             The STEM Project                     M-29


                        The lessons in this course will get students actively involved in exploring, modeling,

                                and communicating mathematics using a variety of tools, including technology

                                when appropriate.  Students will use mathematics to describe real events, operate

                                a retail business, to solve mysteries, describe patterns in nature, to invent and

                                experiment with new ideas, to create and construct buildings and structures.


K-6                   MATH: Through Children’s Literature                         Kathryn L. Braddon                                      M-9

                                                                                                            Nancy J. Hall

                                                                                                            Dale Taylor     

                        Students will experience the joys of learning math!  Integrate

                                good, enjoyable reading with mathematical concepts and

                                activities by building on students’ natural curiosity, their love

                                of patterns, and the instinct to use math to make sense of their

                                world. With this text, students will venture beyond computation

                                and rules and into the processes and skills of problem-solving,

                                communication, reasoning, connection, and estimation.


5-12                  The Mathematics of Microgravity                                 NASA                                       M-62


                        This publication identifies the underlying mathematics and physics

                                principles that apply to microgravity.


4-8                    Multiplication the Algebra Way                                   AIMS                                        M-30


                        This guide introduces students to algebraic ways of using the

                                distributive property at three levels; manipulative, representational, and abstract.

                                Algebraic multiplication differs significantly from the arithmetic algorithm so students

 must learn new processes. The activities in this publication help them build mental

imagery of algebraic processes and reinforces concepts by using parallel manipulative,

representational, and abstract approaches. The carefully developed sequence begins

with learning new concepts and processes in the familiar base ten environment, followed

by applying parallel approaches using base 3, 4, and 5 numbers, and finally transitioning

to algebra by translating the same processes to similar literal equations.


6-10                  Paper Folding – For the Mathematics Class                Donovan A. Johnson                M-10


                        Illustrated and loaded with hands-on activities, that shows how to fold

                                basic constructions and explores geometric concepts, circle relationships,

                                products and factors, polygons, and much more


5-12                  Paper Square Geometry:                                             AIMS                                        M-36

The Mathematics of Origami


This guide offers students a hands-on, discovery-based approach to

learning geometry through origami. As they construct three-dimensional origami models,

students will increase their spatial awareness, look at specific geometric concepts such

as the properties of polyhedral, and create their own understanding of the imbedded

mathematical concepts. Students will also be introduced to the language of mathematics

as they learn to describe their discoveries using appropriate geometric terminology and

notation. Includes 30 six-inch squares of paper in assorted colors.


6-9                    Proportional Reasoning                                               AIMS                                        M-31


This guide includes activities which use interesting contexts to

approach proportional reasoning. Proportional reasoning is a unifying idea that

encompasses many mathematical subjects- ratios, proportions, percents, scale,

similarity, linear functions, etc. This publication pursues these subjects not in

isolation but through their connectedness.


3-8                    Puzzle Play: Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes        AIMS                                        M-32


Puzzle Play introduces over 65 puzzles from the field of recreational mathematics. The

                                puzzles are all mathematical in nature, although this may not be apparent to the casual

                                observer. The book, which includes eight sections, covers a broad range of topics from

                                logic to topology to optical illusions to problem solving. Many of the puzzles are paradoxical

                                in nature and all have the potential to captivate students’ interest and increase their

                                problem-solving persistence.


K-6                   Using Children’s Literature to Teach Mathematics      MISD                                        M-11


                        Children’s literature can be a rich source for developing an understanding of     

                                mathematics. Lively stories and activities can change an attitude of reluctance

                                to one of curiosity and interest for both child and adult readers. Sharing the enjoyment

                                of good stories and participating in the real life mathematical tasks is sometimes

far better then “doing story problems”.


3-12                  Writing to Learn Mathematics                                     Joan Countryman                    M-35


                        Writing to Learn Mathematics demonstrates the use of journals, learning

                                logs, letters, etc. to improve the reasoning abilities of students of all grade

                                levels. It can help students develop concepts and thinking skills as well

                                as free them to recognize what they know and what they want to explore

                                further about mathematics.