Set mathematical problem solving to music and play like musical chairs. Use classical music to set a thought-provoking atmosphere. This is also an excellent method for reinforcement or review.The Math Poet
Are you a math poet? Make math problems unique and interesting! Engage students in an active setting solving problems relating to real-world experiences incorporating rhythmic lines. A catchy line might save you time when solving a real-life problem!Statistically Lyrical
Since all of the rhyming is through, now what are we to do? Describe, analyze, and generalize! Calculating measures of central tendency makes the activity even more alive. Stay tuned and you will see; the best to come is yet to be!Get the Picture with Graphs
Pictures say a thousand words, so let’s just picture it with graphs! Students examine line, bar and circle graphs in the newspaper and on the Web. Sketches of graphs are completed with emphasis on selecting the best model to depict data collected. EXCEL It!
Let’s go surfing! Students surf the Web gathering information about graphs. The data collected and analyzed in The Math Poet activity is now incorporated into a spreadsheet and graphs of varying nature generated to further enhance student understanding.