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Teaching Math with Games & Projects - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides games and projects you can use to get your students excited about learning math. Explore math game apps and activities with movement that you can use to improve learning outcomes. Also, learn about the use of manipulatives in education and project-based learning for math. Lessons are presented by teachers, for teachers, and are accessible any time your schedule permits. Access the lessons via any computer, smartphone or tablet before, during or after school.
How It Helps
- Simplifies lesson planning: Quickly and easily incorporate fun games and projects into your math lessons by utilizing this chapter.
- Keeps students engaged: Creating lessons that include math projects and games gets your students involved and keeps them more engaged during class time.
- Improves learning outcomes: Encouraging students to participate during lessons helps them more easily absorb the information you teach and can improve learning outcomes.
Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Incorporate fun math game apps into your lessons
- Teach math to your students using activities with movement
- Define manipulatives and apply them to your lessons
- Help students solve real-life problems with project-based learning for math
- Use entertaining projects to teach math to middle school students
1. Using Math Game Apps with Students
Using games as an educational tool isn't a new concept, but using apps to engage learners is.In this lesson, you'll get up-to-date information about apps that can be used to supplement the math classroom.
2. Using Activities with Movement to Teach Math
Movement in math is about teaching math concepts through the use of whole body movement activities. This strategy of teaching math actually supports the interdependent components of math proficiency and can aid learning and retention.
3. Manipulatives in Education: Definition, Examples & Classroom Applications
Find out what manipulatives are and how they're used in an educational setting. Learn how to apply manipulatives to lessons in your classroom. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
4. Project Based Learning for Math
A question in every math class is when students will ever use the principles being taught? Project based math makes use of real life problems. In this lesson, we describe project-based math and include benefits and examples.
5. Math Projects for Middle School Students
Even mathematics can be turned into an active, project-based experience. Keep your students engaged by trying some of these middle school math projects.
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