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 two-and three-dimensional 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
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 0-9 in a non-traditional 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
This activity involves addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers.

Amanda Dean
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.

"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.


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