Integrate social studies, geography and an awareness of the world with your mathematics curriculum through the use of virtual math trails.
This product is a math trail based on the historical sites of Boston. It walks students through the sites on the Boston Freedom Trail detailing their history before, during, and after the American Revolution. It includes information about the Boston Massacre, Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston Common, Paul Revere and much, much more.
What is a virtual math trail? Through the use of pictures students discover the story behind a particular place, person, or event in history and dig deeply into the math concepts and problems that can be developed or posed from the pictures. Each math trail contains a PowerPoint presentation with pictures, detailed slide information in a pdf file telling the history behind the pictures and information to help your students discover the world from within the walls of your classroom, a student work page, and a choice of 40 different math problems in a variety of levels for grades 4-5. Math problems are organized by grade level allowing you to pick the problems that best fit your students’ needs. Each problem comes in a full-page format and a task card format.
Download includes a zipped file with a PowerPoint presentation and a pdf file containing historical information and math problems for grades 4-5. Answer key and instructions for use included.
Original math trail idea from: Schad, Brian D. Exploring with Math Trails: Using Pictures to Expand Student Awareness of the World. NCTM: Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math, 2015.
Other math trails available:
US History Math Trail: Gettysburg
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