Investigations and activities for sparky classes.
What chance have you got of winning The Price Is Right?
What if you played it safe on Million Dollar Money Drop?
Why are fifty-fifty game shows a waste of everyone's time?
These questions and more are addressed in Game Show Math! - a collection of seven investigation lessons and plenty more ideas based on game shows. It's aimed at Grade 4 - Grade 8 math teachers who enjoy provoking curiosity and discussion in their math lessons. This is the U.S. version of Game Show Maths!
Game Show Math! will help you to :
- - hook your class into math
- - identify real-life examples of math
- - promote investigational math
- - encourage students to work methodically, spot patterns, make predictions and justify answers
- - demonstrate that math can be both relevant and fun
This is a resource for anyone who realises that the current drive to push students further faster doesn't leave a lot of room for investigational math. The increased pressure to get topics covered will almost certainly result in less time to consolidate and embed skills, and teachers will need to make a conscious decision to plan for more open-ended, investigative learning. If we want students to love math and want to study it further, we have a responsibility to give them opportunities to play, investigate and enjoy it. Which is where Game Show Math comes in.
Game Show Math! is a 30-page PDF eBook which includes the following:
- - seven investigation lesson plans
- - fourteen pages of resources to accompany them
- - three mildly-amusing posters
- - links and ideas for further development
- - teachers' notes
Want a sneak peek?
We don't think you ought to buy any of our resources before you've had a look, so we've put together a taster of 'Game Show Math!' which you can download here (right-click to save).
Like what you see?
Game Show Math! costs $17.00 If you want the UK-version, click here). You can download the zip file which contains 'Game Show Math!' by clicking the button below which will send you to a secure PayPal checkout. Once payment for the $17.00 has been accepted, click the link that tells to go 'back to Sparky Teaching'. You will be redirected to a page where you will be able to download the resource. We will also send you an e-mail containing a link to the download page. Remember to keep a copy of your receipt if you intend claiming the cost of your purchase from your school budget.
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