Support math conversations and teach students to approach various problem-solving tasks by encouraging the use of tables.
Casey Hord and Samantha Marita
H. Bahadir Yanik and Yasin Memis
The number of people who are obese or overweight has dramatically increased throughout the world in recent years. This article presents an activity in which fifth- and sixth-grade students analyzed body mass index (BMI) and planned a diet accordingly; an interactive simulation supported the creation of a healthy eating regimen. iSTEM (Integrating Science, Technology, and Engineering in Mathematics) authors share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 6 classrooms.
Teresa J. Gardner
Classroom activities can be part of an effective teaching strategy to help children whose math performance demonstrates a learning deficit.
Real-life questions are asked about the fare charged by the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority.
“when will I ever use this?”
A recipe-costing sheet provides the real-life tie-in to this computation activity.
A cartoon exploring a problem about salaries, wages, and percentages is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.
E. Fanny Sosenke and Tala Councilman
A real-world problem about the cost of moving one's household from one city to another.
A cartoon that explores how much turkey to serve is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.
Students analyze how many trees are used to produce toilet tissue.
A cartoon involving word and number puzzles is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.