June 2, 2012

November 12, 2010

These oversized playing cards are great for all kinds of math activities. Simply download the Acrobat PDF file, print and trim.

### Division From a Printer’s Viewpoint

November 7, 2010

Commercial printers deal with division constantly in figuring the number of finished-size sheets that can be cut from the large “parent” size sheets they normally receive from the paper supplier. It’s a real-world exercise not many people are aware of.

November 7, 2010

Students will use math skills to calculate square footage and cost of a new floor.

### Who’s Average?

November 7, 2010

Students will find and interpret averages based on their daily activities.

### Credit Cards for Kids

November 7, 2010

As soon as students turn 18, they are eligible to have their very own credit card – and credit score – without needing parental permission, and sometimes a job isn’t even required to be approved. Prepare them for the reality of interest rates.

### Plan Christmas Vacation

November 7, 2010

A variety of math and planning skills can be used to plan a holiday vacation.

November 7, 2010

Wish you had a dollar for every time you heard “But we’ll NEVER use this when we grow up”? Using the newspaper grocery ads inserts, “give” your students \$100 to spend.

### Order Out!

November 7, 2010

The student will apply multiplication, planning and calculator skills by pretending to order take out food.

November 7, 2010

Obviously, place value is an important skill in number manipulation, say, for counting money. These following games and exercises can help you reinforce place value skills in a fun way.

### 293 Ways: Change for a Dollar

November 7, 2010

Did you know there are 293 different ways to make change for a dollar?

This is a fun (if somewhat time consuming) exercise for counting money. Have your students try to list all 293 coin combinations. This list will come in handy when checking papers.

### Approximately How Difficult?

November 6, 2010

Being able to figure the distance from point A to point B is a task many people take for granted (or in some cases, can’t do very accurately). Everyday, people estimate how much their grocery bill is going to be at the supermarket or how long it will take to complete a list of errands. Getting your students to work on such skills now, means they will get better and better at it as time goes on.

### Pi: Circles in Geometry

November 6, 2010

Grade school geometry doesn’t have to get into a detailed lesson on Pi to communicate the basics of this constant.

### Millenium Mix-up?

November 6, 2010

A discussion on the T2T mailing list recently prompted the comment, “I hate to get technical, but the new millennium doesn’t actually begin until the year 2001…” Other members quickly responded, not understanding why the new millennium won’t begin on January 1, 2000. We felt that we should clarify.

### Maps: Take a Road Trip

November 6, 2010

In this lesson, students will incorporate map reading, math, library research skills and writing.