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Breaking Away from the Algebra and Geometry Book : Original and Traditional Lessons for Grades K-8 - Patricia Baggett

Breaking Away from the Algebra and Geometry Book

Original and Traditional Lessons for Grades K-8

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How many of your students really love math? If the answer is, 'not everyone,' this textbook is for you. It's a book filled with fun and practical ways to get young students interested in algebra and geometry. You can use the lessons as early as kindergarten and first grade. The book introduces basic concepts and actively involves children in the learning process. The challenging games, puzzles, and word problems use algebra, teaching kids to use variables for two- and three-dimensional geometry as well as arithmetic.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Arithmetic and Algebra
Word Problemsp. 1
Variables in Early Gradesp. 3
Writing Equationsp. 5
Heads and Legsp. 7
Four Numbersp. 9
Push-Upsp. 11
Sharing Applesp. 14
Bottle and Corkp. 15
Poor Peppermint Pattyp. 17
Sheep: An Old Puzzlep. 20
Cubes, Balls, and Nailsp. 22
Ages of Mother and Daughter: A Puzzlep. 23
Wedding Dayp. 25
A Most Dreaded Word Problemp. 27
Arithmetic Puzzlesp. 29
Three Numbers Puzzlep. 31
A Pot of Soupp. 32
Measurementp. 35
Open Boxp. 37
The Area of the Surface of a Boxp. 39
Rice Cakes Boxp. 41
Other Applicationsp. 43
English Numeralsp. 45
Whole Numbers Written in Base 2p. 47
Fibonacci Surprisep. 49
Fraction Game Using the Continued Fraction Algorithmp. 52
Two-Dimensional Geometryp. 57
Five-Petal Rosettep. 59
Shamrockp. 62
Yin and Yang, Again and Again!p. 64
Bishop's Capp. 66
Irregular Polygonsp. 69
Star Makerp. 72
What Is a Rhombus?p. 77
Quadrilateral Jigsaw Puzzle: Early Geometryp. 82
Three Squaresp. 85
Road Distances and Straight Linesp. 91
Distances and Driving Distances in the Southwestern United Statesp. 94
Geometric Surprisep. 99
Pentagon Inscribed in a Circlep. 101
Three-Dimensional Geometryp. 105
Puffy Starsp. 107
Skeletal Polyhedrap. 109
How to Draw an Icosahedronp. 114
Twenty Pyramids Make an Icosahedronp. 116
Fox: A Nonconvex Polyhedronp. 119
Two-Piece Tetrahedron Puzzlep. 121
Four-Piece Tetrahedron Puzzle Ip. 124
Four-Piece Tetrahedron Puzzle IIp. 126
A Cube and a Tetrahedron with the Same Volumep. 129
Two Cylindersp. 133
Conep. 135
Clay Ballsp. 137
How Well Do You Know a Cube?p. 139
Colored Cubep. 143
Games, Puzzles, and Combinatoricsp. 145
The Fox and the Rabbitp. 147
Early Arithmetic: Fair Sharingp. 149
Fair Sharing IIp. 150
Basketball Champsp. 152
Sum of the First n Whole Numbersp. 154
Missing Wordp. 155
The Game of Pigp. 157
Pascal's Triangle: An Introductionp. 159
Pascal's Triangle in Early Gradesp. 163
Pascal's Triangle: n Choose rp. 164
Pascal's Triangle: Binomial Coefficientsp. 166
Square Quiltsp. 168
About the Authorsp. 173
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ISBN: 9780810840485
ISBN-10: 0810840480
Series: Scarecrow Education Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 12th November 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.01 x 19.86  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.54