RU4Math
Events 2003
Autumn
Gillenwater
"Multiplication Football"
This activity will help to improve or enhance a student's concept
of the multiplication tables. They also get to enjoy playing football
while at the same time learning their multiplication tables.
Cathy
Rábago
"Math Wild Simon"
Simon has gone math wild and he is asking all of his mathletes to
show him mathematical objects or words. The mathletes will practice
their recognition skills of simple mathematical terms and objects.
This activity is appropriate for grades Kindergarten through fifth.
It can be used as practice for Kindergartners and first graders,
and as a review for second through fifth graders. The mathletes
will work with basic addition and subtraction of whole numbers,
recognition of different types of coins, identification of the instruments
used to measure lengths and temperature such as a ruler or thermometer,
recognition of different geometric shapes, and be able to identify
a calculator.
Shelbie
Alexander
"Alien Mask"
This is a geometry math project using x and y coordinates. The activity
is targeted toward third grade. The student will be able to read,
interpret, plot, and connect x and y coordinates to create an alien
mask.
Stephanie
Shifflett
"Identifying Fractions"
This activity consists of identifying different fractions by using
a locator chart. The game is designed so children can locate fractions
with what they already know. After they have done this they will
have a chance to learn more by finding out some fractions are exactly
the same; the chart will allow them to see this visually.
Nicole
Pucci
"Fun with Shapes"
Several games are involved which targeted towards the kindergarten
age. They will be learning cognitive learning skills, shapes, shape
recognition, sequence, and matching. All of these games are hands
on and some will have rewards. The goal is to create a fun learning
environment.
Michelle
Anderson
"The Math Game"
This activity is a board game that involves solving mathematical
operations containing two different operations that have to be correctly
solved in order to proceed in the game. The object of this game
is to be the first to return back home. This game is to help practice
solving mathematical problems while having fun.
Callie Daniel
"Bubble Shapes"
This activity involves constructing twoand threedimensional shapes
using toothpicks and gumdrops. After constructing the shapes the
students will place them in a bubble solution to see if the structure
that they made can make a bubble in that shape. This is a fun and
creative activity, which expands student's minds to a variety of
different shapes and enables them to construct it for themselves.
Lindsay Botkin
"Leap Frog with Numbers"
This activity includes lily pad like mats on the floor with numbers
written on them. The children will then draw a number out of a container
and the number they draw is the number that they will leap to on
the lily pads. This will be the adding part of the activity. Then
they will draw another number from another hat and they will jump
backwards to that number. This will be the subtraction part of the
activity. The number that they end on is the number of candy frogs
that they will receive.
Laurie Luoto and Elaine Pugh
"Tanagrams"
With this activity, we will be teaching younger students about basic
geometrical shapes and how, when combined with other shapes you
can form a different shape. This was taken from an ancient Chinese
game in which you take seven basic shapes: 2 large triangles, 2
small triangles, 1 medium triangle, a square and a parallelogram
to form many different objects such as cups, boats, people and even
animals.
Lori
Felsenfeld
"Fishing for Money"
This activity consists of children using a yardstick to fish for
money. There will be ten fish on the ground to fish for, and the
purpose is to reinforce counting principles dealing with money.
The activity on the side called "Money in a Jar" encourages the
children to make a reasonable estimation.
Leigh
Ann Houser
"Math Tic Tac Toe Game"
This activity will help children learn to add and subtract numbers
09 in a nontraditional way. It is a tic tac toe game that will
allow the children to have fun and learn without realizing it. This
will help them to become more familiar and gain confidence with
their addition and subtraction skills.
Stephanie
Shupe
"Assorted Counting"
The students will use addition and subtraction when playing. He/she
will have to know how to count from one to ten, then use subtraction
to figure out how many pieces are left over when they have gotten
ten in each bag and can get no more groups of ten. It is a game
for Kindergartners through second grade.
Staci
Gladden
"Fun with Spirolaterals"
This activity involves children working with graphs, using numbers
to create fun designs, and using directions to create those designs
with the numbers. We will explore which number patterns create a
closed spirograph and which ones don't and attempt to find the relationship
between the numbers and the patterns.
Lincoln
Whitaker
"Mathball"
This activity involves addition and subtraction of positive and
negative numbers.
Amanda Dean
"Fractals"
Fractals involve the iteration of shapes to create different, more
complex images. It can help students recognize patterns and learn
about geometry.
Annie
Spangenthal
"Number Lines"
My project has to do with working on subtraction, addition, and
maybe early multiplication (for the older children) using the number
line. This will allow the children to visually see how to count
from one number to the other, also working on one to one correspondence.
The children can also be actively involved in their work and can
participate by physically moving themselves from one number to the
next.
Russell
"Where Should the Playgrounds Go?"
This activity is built for the use and development of spacial skills
used in mathematical concepts and in everyday living.
Lisa
Spencer
"M&M Math"
"M&M Math" involves learning the concepts of math areas involving
the use of M&M candies. The students will use the candies in activities
to manipulate fractions, groupings of multiplication, and for smaller
children adding and subtracting concepts. The students will have
fun figuring the math concepts and then getting to eat the candies.
There will also be a door prize game with a prize to be given away
every half hour to the lucky winner.
Jennifer
Uss
"Bean Bag Toss 2, 5, 10, 100"
This activity involves number patterns. This encourages the mathlete
to recognize patterns such as 2, 4, 5, 10, and 100. This game will
be played with a bean bag. The mathlete will use his or her prior
knowledge of counting patterns for this activity.
