Horse Lover's Math: Understanding Math through Horses Level 1
Math is used in every aspect of life and there is no exception for horse lovers. This workbook shows students how to apply math concepts to working with horses daily. Intended as a supplement for 4th or 5th grade, this workbook is full of real-world story problems that will invite the horse lover in your life to also love math.
This isn't a systematic presentation of math concepts. Sections are arranged per the horse information, not the math. For example, the first chapter is titled A Day in the Life and is about telling time (timelines) and doing time problems. The student is asked to draw hands on clocks to show specific times and math problems that ask the student how long an event might take or how long it took to complete a task. There is no instruction on how to do the problem; it is assumed that the student will already know this. A Trip to the Tack Store is about money. Horse Science and Stable Management and Sports include addition, multiplication, and measurement. Horse Facts and Math Games and Things to Make and Do, give horse lovers an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the book - work through a math maze, crack the race code, learn some horse history, make your own hay net, make your own fly fringe, make horse cookies, and more. Pages with math problems to work provide work space and answers are found at the back of the book.
Level 1 is the first in a three-book series that is in progress right now. The book is 175 pages, and spiral bound, for ease of use. For more math activities, students can join the Horse Lovers Math Club at horseloversmath.com. Combine the real-world of horses with math application that is sure to please the horse lover in your family. ~ Donna
A perfect book for horse crazy kids to improve their math skills as they learn about the real-world of horses. This workbook is richly illustrated with photographs and hand drawn illustrations. The coil bound, softcover opens flat, making it easy for kids to make calculations, measure angles and follow instructions in the Things to Make and Do section. The workbook is comprised of seven sections: A Day in the Life, A Trip to the Tack Store, Horse Science, Stable Management, Sports, Horse Facts and Math Games and Things to Make and Do. A summary page appears at the end of each section listing both the information about horses and the math used in the section. Elapsed time, 24-hour time, money, measurement, fractions, patterns and graphs, angles, and more, its all part of the real-world of horses and its all here in the Level 1 workbook. Math is at the grade 4, 5 level, the horse information is for all ages.
It breaks up the tedious task of teaching ‘regular’ math.
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