How Many Blades of Grass Are on a Football Field?
The use of a problem-based instructional task in an elementary classroom. After estimating the number of blades of grass on a football field, students write letters to explain the results of their research. Teachers will learn how to implement this task and similar problem-solving tasks in the elementary mathematics classroom.
How Many Days 'til My Birthday? Helping Kindergarten Students Understand Calendar Connections and Concepts
A new approach to helping kindergarten students develop conceptual understandings about calendars, representation of time, and elapsed time. Teachers will learn how to integrate daily tasks, such as calendar time, into a math lesson to teach students using real world connections.
Whimsical Path to Math: Implementing the Navigations Series
Lessons that link mathematics topics with literature, the NCTM's Navigations series, and art projects. Each lesson is designed around a theme and is laced throughout with fantasy. Examples of implementing these lessons in the classroom are included.