May 3, 2010
NEW! DIGITAL PACKAGE FOR:
"MATH WIZ COMICS," pp. 14-15
- Projectable PDF of this article
- Differentiated-instruction activities: BASIC or ADVANCED
- Hear a listen-and-read podcast
EVEN MORE RESOURCES FOR THIS ISSUE:
- PRINTABLE: This issue's skills review quiz
- NEW! NUMBERS IN THE NEWS!
Click for this week's story!
- STUDENT POLL: Little green men up there?
- TEACHER'S EDITION: Download it here
related to the articles and skills in the May 3, 2010 issue of Scholastic MATH Magazine.
For each, we indicate if it is intended for students, teachers, or both.
STUDENTS: Practice taking percents off a number with this game.
- “FAST MATH,” P. 2–3
TEACHERS: You might want to share with students how pi can be approximated.
- “SUMMER ON THE SCREEN,” PP. 4–5
STUDENTS: Make your own line graph, on this site from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
- “ATTENTION, ALIENS!,” PP. 6–7
TEACHERS: The writer of the article, Joe D’Agnese, was a writer for MATH Magazine and the editor of our sister publication, DynaMath, during the 1990s. He has a great new children’s book on the life of Fibonacci, perfect for grades 2 to 6. Share with a colleague!
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: Here are some terrific resources on Carl Gauss, from a site by his great-great-great-granddaughter!
- “MATH IN JEOPARDY,” PP. 8–9
STUDENTS: If you like playing Jeopardy, here is another fun math game, based on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
- “RECORD TRACKER,” PP. 10–11
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: Find more world records at the official site for Guinness World Records.
- “WORLD CUP FEVER,” PP. 12–13
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS: Follow all the action at the World Cup from the official site.
- “POINTS OF NO RETURN?” PP. 14–15
STUDENTS: Practice your coordinate grid skills.