Build basic math skills the old-fashioned way! These step-by-step activity pages are perfect for the student who needs plenty of practice to reach mastery levels. Students love racing the clock to show their knowledge, building skills and accuracy as they go. Validate students' achievement with the reproducible award certificates, and use the progress charts to track development. 100 facts per page!
Get ready to take the Math Challenge! Singapore Math Challenge will provide fourth grade students with skill-building practice based on the leading math program in the world, Singapore Math! Common Core Standards accelerate math expectations for all students, creating a need for challenging supplementary math practice. Singapore Math Challenge is the ideal solution, with problems, puzzles, and brainteasers that strengthen mathematical thinking. Step-by-step strategies are clearly explained for solving problems at varied levels of difficulty. A complete, worked solution is also provided for each problem.
More than 100 problems-solving exercises challenge kids to solve problems that relate to their everyday lives-car repairs, school lunches, yard work, dish duty, and more. Students work with percents, geometry, probability, number theory, fractions, algebraic expressions, and other math concepts. Includes answers.
Publisher: Good Year Books
Product ID: GYB9781596472426
Grades: Grades 6 - 8
Level(s): Middle School
File Size: 4.30 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781596472426
By David B. Spangler. How many calories did I consume today? Did that store clerk give me the right change? What is my probability of guessing the right answer to this multiple-choice question? Mostly based on real-life situations, 70 reproducible problem-solving-activity handouts target skills recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Math: whole numbers, decimals, data analysis, fractions and probability, measurement, proportion and percent, geometry, integers, and pre-algebra.
The author defines 14 poetic elements in easy-to-understand terms and illustrates them with more than 100 examples of student written poetry. This handbook addresses both beginning and experienced writers and includes exercises, worksheets, writing ideas, and tips for editing and reading poetry.
Nearly 150 pages of reproducible exercises can introduce, supplement, or reinforce teaching of key grammatical concepts. Targeting middle grades, but also appropriate for reluctant older writers, the exercises take the student from identifying parts of speech to righting misplaced modifiers. A pretest identifies students strengths and weaknesses, and a posttest tracks their progress.
By Dee C. Konrad and Pamela B. Aldeman. Combining review with practical exercises, this concise guide is designed to help students learn or refresh their knowledge of the basic tenets of English grammar. The pretest at the beginning and the posttest at the end help students discover their strengths and weaknesses and measure their progress. Sections cover parts of speech, special verb usage and verbals, punctuation, sentences, and style. Answers are provided at the conclusion of the book.
By Ed Sobey. More than 30 demonstrations of 16 model craft are outlined here in illustrated, reproducible how-to handouts that list materials, describe procedures, and explain scientific principles. A soda-can engine, balloon-powered rockets and rocket cars, air-jet propulsion, pump rockets, and "implosions and explosions even your mother will like" are all on the menu in a book that aims to "convince the kids that they are rocket scientists and the rocket scientists that they are kids."
By Patricia Williams and Zenobia Verner. Use newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and even junk mail as sources for reading-comprehension activities. For example, to practice identifying main ideas, separate newspaper stories from their headlines and then challenge students to reattach the right headlines to the right stories. Reproducible handouts lead students through additional clever, real-world activity ideas to develop the following comprehension skills: identifying the main idea and supporting details, distinguishing between fact and fiction, understanding cause-and-effect relationships, evaluating the role of tone and mood in persuasive writing, making generalizations, and drawing conclusions.
190 creative questions about interesting facts and important locations help kids improve their geography skills day by day and put their knowledge to work in an everyday context. Kids will find a place on earth where the sun doesn't set for months at a time, locate the largest country in the world, research the meaning of the word Mississippi, and discover how glaciers move. Cartoon illustrated and answers provided.
By Jack Hassard. "Their eyes light up, they ask good questions, they can explain the concept to other students, and they relate what they learn in class to what happens in the world." That's how students respond to the project-based, cooperative-inquiry Earth, life, environmental, and physical science lessons this book fully describes. Theoretical discussion of constructivist learning introduces the detailed lessons, many of which hinge on reproducible handouts to present a puzzling scientific phenomenon for students to investigate.
Students sail the high seas with lesser-known ancient seafarers as well as more famous explorers looking for an all-water route to Asia. Beginning in the mid-1400s and closing at the end of the 17th century, this story of the Age of Exploration & Discovery is a tale of European nations racing to dominate world trade and foreign markets. It is a narrative that sustains curiosity with interesting anecdotes and exciting details of the life and times - from the fear of mythical sea monsters to the fears of family left at home. Historic illustrations help describe everyday life and conditions during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Challenging puzzles and interesting activities that use skills from a variety of subject areas draw students into the spirit of the times.
By Janes D. Lerster, Jr. and James D. Lester, Sr. Complete with examples, models, and exercises, this easy-to-use guide leads students through the steps of completing a polished research paper. The book covers topic selection, data gathering (including tips on using the Internet, CD-ROM databases, and electronic catalogs as search tools), taking notes and outlining, writing the introduction, body, and conclusion with appropriate style, doing a correct bibliography, and preparing the final paper. In addition, the book presents tips on mechanics, shows how to avoid plagiarism, and explains APA and MLA styles.
By Arnold Cheyney. These ready-to-use writing ideas are designed to get students writing quickly. Each prompt consists of a single-page handout with straightforward directions. A section on the basics of writing covers punctuation, parts of speech, and grammar and usage. Sample projects include a biographical sketch, film review, historical newspaper, weather report, and letter to the editor. Poetry writing starters range from personification and license plate poems to recognized forms like haiku and limerick.
By Anthony D. Fredericks. Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota - which one does not belong with the other three? On 79 reproducible handouts with several brain stretchers per page, students test their knowledge of geography by analyzing patterns, working out analogies, categorizing, sequencing, and sifting facts from errors. Topic areas: maps, globes, and U.S. and world geography.
By Rebecca Spohn. Practical advice equips children to grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers outdoors or indoors in a milk carton or even a paper cup. Readers learn how a seed grows, what tools to use, and how to prepare seedbeds; they learn about transplanting, weeding, watering, and dealing with pests; and they can even follow recipes for turning what they grow into what they eat. Growing instructions are accompanied by glossary terms that build scientific knowledge, "Did You Know" sidebars introducing fascinating facts, "Try This" activity ideas that foster active engagement, "Garden Giggles" to lighten the mood, and reading suggestions that encourage further study.
By David B. Spangler. What are your chances of winning the lottery? How much interest will you end up paying on that credit card purchase? Thought-provoking real-world math problems (and some humorous ones too) require inductive and deductive reasoning as students search for a pattern, break a code, uncover and correct errors, or use clues to solve a mystery. Teacher pages set up full instructions for 27 activities driven by reproducible student handouts and correlated to NCTM standards. A workbook containing all the handouts allows teachers to conveniently collect a student work.
Increase cultural awareness among your students with this engaging curriculum that works on key early childhood skills. Covering the family and African American inventors and heroes, 23 lessons feature age-appropriate activities such as circle time, art projects, songs, dramatic play, and snacks. Coloring pages and lists of suggested picture books are included.
Forty-four high-interest worksheets stem from 11 illustrated articles on Renaissance life. For example, students complete a map of Italy, mark statements as fact or opinion, learn about humanism in a word puzzle, solve Sistine Chapel math problems, write a book blurb on Renaissance garb, create a dialogue on Galileo's ideas, work a Protestant revolt crossword, draw the Globe Theater, summarize the causes, events, and results of the Renaissance, and much more.
By Pamela Marx. Nine easy-to-use plays cover Halloween, Thanksgiving, winter festivals, Valentine's Day, diversity, the environment, Native American folktales, and history. The scripts can be staged or performed as Reader's Theatre. Each play includes a rationale for using it in the classroom, a variety of activities (performing, writing, and cross-curricular) to prepare students for the play, and suggestions for handling costumes and scenery.
While driving with your friends or family someplace far from home, your radiator starts steaming. You manage to find a gas station in a small town where they can fix your car, but it's going to take a few hours. You ask the mechanic if there's any place to get something to eat, and he points across the road to Moe's Cafe, a real dump. You don't have much choice, so you head inside and take a seat at the first booth on the left. So begins Moe's Cafe, one of 48 innovative and intriguing prompts for student writing. These classroom-tested prompts put students in a place or in front of a character and ask them to describe what they "see." The thinking, writing, and scribbling they do for the prompts inspires them to create their own stories and poems. After writing 90-word mini-stories, students read a short story or watch a film scene to help them expand on their own creative works. A section of longer readings models writing strategies. The lessons and activities reinforce and develop skills defined by the National Council of Teachers of English as appropriate for students in grades 6-12.
Take time for talking! More than 80 easy-to-do, class-tested activities develop such important speaking and listening skills as storytelling, following directions, reporting, asking questions, making vocabulary connections, and active listening. Use these activities independently across the curriculum at home or school.
Students use higher-level thinking skills to process information and solve over 200 problems in the life, physical, earth, and space sciences.
Kids are brimming with questions, and here's where they get the chance to find the answers for themselves. This teacher resource book provides more than 130 hands-on activities that prompt students to make eye-opening discoveries in biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, and physics.
Good, creative writing requires inspiration and practice, and Time to Write provides both. Author Robert Myers has based his writing program on the principles of creative thinking. Original, fresh, and written in an engaging and appropriate style, Time to Write includes teacher notes for each lesson and student warm-up activities. The 43 standards-based lessons are progressively more involved and cover-synonym and alliteration, description and paragraph, advertisement and letter to the editor, limerick, haiku, and cinquain, research report, non-fiction narrative, and essay, anecdote, character sketch, and humorous speech, and short story and dramatic incident.
You borrow a friend's saw and break the blade. You replace it, but should you tell him? Your teacher mixes you up with another student and invites you to represent the school at a conference. Should you tell the teacher or let her discover her error later on?Students face situations similar to these every day. Exploring Character gives you real-life scenarios that will get students talking about integrity, kindness, trustworthiness, courage, goodwill, openness, industriousness, cooperation, and friendship.
Hold your nose as you learn about stinkbugs, skunk cabbage, turkey vultures, cockraoches, corpse plants, skunks, and many more animals, insects, and plants that just plain stink. You'll be amazed to learn why even the worst smells are important to life on earth. Chock full of smelly facts about stinky creatures and plants! Illustrated with art, cartoons, and photographs.
Students tackle real-life math skills as they follow their favorite professional, college, or high school football teams. Problems are based on football statistics, stories, historical and current situations, and focus on the computation of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. You will help students analyze home field advantage, compute salary averages, figure rushing records and yards gained, and compare coaching records. Answers provided.
By Ed Sobey. Learning science and engineering principles by building and testing model structures and vehicles, kids work in teams to solve 24 technology-based problems. Teacher pages lay out directions; each activity description includes an overview, self-directed opening activities, a demonstration by the teacher, a related reading (from a section of reproducible handouts titled "26 Stories for Young Inventors"), procedures for the activity, homework extension ideas, and a list of suggested resources.
By Vicky Lynott and Anthony D. Fredericks. This straightforward guide contains 51 classroom-tested ideas for using reading and writing to help students become better thinkers. The activities are applicable for use with not only language arts but also science, social studies, and math content. Aligned to International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English standards, the strategies cover all six stages of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, conferencing, revising, editing, and publishing. Many of the strategies are accompanied by examples.
By Mark Pierce and Karen Jennings. This is just like all the other how-to-write books - except scarier, and funnier, and more likely to make kids really want to write. Taken in sequence, 55 reproducible handouts guide each young writer through brainstorming and skill-building exercises in the vocabulary of fear, description of horror, dialog of dread, characterization of hero and villain, and plotting of suspense, eventually drawing one strong story out of each student.
Big type and simple sentence structures pave the way for young readers to play with - and begin to master - 4000 word origins, similes, metaphors, synonyms, antonyms, homographs, homophones, compound words, contractions, onomatopoeia, palindromes, hink-pinks, hinky-pinkys, and 200 families of rhyming words.
To all the same subjects covered in Words, Words, Words, this book adds common spelling errors, often-confused words, capitalization, punctuation, prefixes and suffixes, parts of speech, collective nouns, plural forms, verb forms, and subject/verb agreement. In smaller type, 7000 words and 500 rhyme families are covered.