Big Ideas for Growing Mathematicians

Big Ideas for Growing Mathematicians
Big Ideas for Growing Mathematicians

Big Ideas for Growing Mathematicians

Exploring Elementary Math with 20 Ready-to-Go Activities
By Ann Kajander

8–11, Grades 3–6


160 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)

ISBN 9781569762127

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Aug 2007)
Zephyr Press


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Introducing sophisticated mathematical ideas like fractals and infinity, these hands-on activity books present concepts to children using interactive and comprehensible methods. With intriguing projects that cover a wide range of math content and skills, these are ideal resources for elementary school mathematics enrichment programs, regular classroom instruction, and home-school programs. Reproducible activity sheets lead students through a process of engaged inquiry with plenty of helpful tips along the way. A list of useful terms specific to each activity encourages teachers and parents to introduce students to the vocabulary of math. This second Big Ideas book covers more advanced concepts, with projects including “One in a Million,” where children use grains of rice to model the probability of astronomical odds; “Triangular Tessellations,” in which students investigate the geometry and variations created by repeating patterns; and “Fractions of Salaries,” where kids use a real-world scenario to multiply and divide fractions.


"Provides math teachers with great hands-on ideas to reinforce concepts in unique ways." —School Library Journal

"Helps teachers explore challenging math concepts using 20 simple, fun and creative activities." —Curriculum Review

"Intriguing, hands-on projects that demonstrate basic mathematical concepts." —Curriculum Connections

"Written directly to the student and using simple materials, this is a good guide for the classroom or to use independently." —Connect

"Are you trying to get your students involved in learning math? Then you need to get this book!" —Teaching Children Mathematics

Author Biography

Ann Kajander is the founder of the Kindermath Enrichment Project and a mathematics professor at Lakehead University.