25 Real Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students

25 Real Life Math Investigations That Will Astound Teachers and Students

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ISBN: 9780967991580
Grades: 4-12

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This is one book that I can honestly say lives up to its title. These math investigations are fascinating, real-life, and even downright scary. Chapter 1 is entitled: "The Nightmare of Payday Loans." You can see where this is going! So many adults fall into the payday loan trap; this investigation shows students why and how you quickly dig a hole you can't climb out of just by doing the math. The next chapter is: "Corn-Based Ethanol is the Answer to Our Dependence on Foreign Oil---Or Is It?" This one hits close to home for us Midwesterners. The next three chapters are about Media Math Mistakes (Parts 1, 2, and 3). "Lawmakers Make Math Mistakes," "Be Careful When You 'Rent to Own,'" and "How People Lie with Statistics" are among the other very interesting investigations. Not only is the material sure to grab their attention (and ours), but the presentation is engaging, too. Two characters, an Einstein-looking man and a professorial-looking rat, guide students through each chapter. They dialogue in word balloons, conversing about the unfolding investigation. After completion of the investigation, there are four activities (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Einstein) that apply and expand on the knowledge and skills obtained during that investigation. The book wraps up with, "Prices Were Really Cheap When My Parents Were Young! Or Were They?" It sure seems like it to me, but I'll have to do the math to find out for sure! Complete answers with solutions are provided in the back.

Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade Start
4
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780967991580
Author
Edward Zaccaro
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Hickory Grove Press
Weight
2.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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I plan on using this book to demonstrate that math can be an exciting subject.
Ruth B on Apr 19, 2020
My student sometimes says "when will I ever use this stuff". I thought it would be fun to show some interesting real life uses for math.
Gina C on May 22, 2018
I plan on using this book to demonstrate that math can be an exciting subject.
Ruth B on Apr 19, 2020
I think it will be a fun book for my kids to read and see how math relates to real life.
Lori U on Dec 8, 2018
My student sometimes says "when will I ever use this stuff". I thought it would be fun to show some interesting real life uses for math.
Gina C on May 22, 2018
I think it will be a fun book for my kids to read and see how math relates to real life.
Lori U on Dec 8, 2018
Is this a workbook or textbook?
Nora R on Sep 23, 2015
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