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This is a fun math activity that uses the description from the Bible to calculate the size of Noahâ€™s Ark and the number of animals it could hold. The students will discover that the ark was a gigantic ship that could not only house all the animals

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â€¢ The race car project is a fun way to teach students about time, distance, and speed. It can also help them understand traction.
â€¢ It will take roughly 3 to 4 forty minute class periods. This can be shortened if the students build their cars at

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This is a fun math activity that I have used for several years in grades 6â€”8. It references the description from the Bible to calculate the amount of gold used to cover the Ark of the Covenant. Once the students determine the amount of gold used,

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Use math to calculate speed and altitude while building and flying rubber band rocket planes. It's a fun way to learn how math can help solve real-world problems. Students love it!
This project will enable students to
Experiment with aerodynamic

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Enhance your math curriculum and create an exciting adventure theme for your students. This teacher's guide shows exactly how get the most out of journaling in math class. Includes 66 pages of examples, illustrations, and detailed explanations.
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This is a well-known trick based on binary numbers. My version has a clean, professional appearance. Students think of a secret number 1 - 60. The teacher then shows 6 charts and asks which of the charts contain the number. The teacher then

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A simple and fun way to teach students how to manage a checking account. This booklet comes with complete instructions on implementing my very simple, no-fuss system. The streamlined method I devised creates very little extra work for the

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A really challenging and fun math activity which is especially great for review. My students absolutely love this game. They solve a series of problems which are the clues to discovering the "treasure." This FREE download includes complete

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Although this lesson was certainly not designed exclusively for Christian school teachers (or Christian homeschoolers), it should be of particular interest to them. I know that math teachers in Christian schools (of which I was one for some 15

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The Math Detective Game is a unique and exciting way to incorporate cooperative learning activities and problem solving strategies (word problems) into an existing math curriculum. Players select a hand lens, spin a spinner, and follow the

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This is an amazing trick with numbers. Students think of a 2-digit number, perform 2 simple calculations, and find a symbol that corresponds to their numbers on a chart. The teacher picks the correct symbol. The trick is repeated two more times, and

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7 Word Search Puzzles using math terms, and each puzzle contains a secret message!
Students solve the word search puzzles and the letters that are not used will spell out a hidden message.
The puzzles contain math words that are used with

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Mental math practice for the multiplication facts using this popular round-robin classroom game. Included are a set of cards for up to 30 students to play. There is also a blank template for making your own cards. Suggestions for making the game

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This is a fun way to introduce the concepts of fractions & percent while engaging the students in a Star Wars type game where they can knock out the monsters representing fears of making math mistakes. This game should help them overcome math

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This is a collection of over 25 creative projects which I developed during my 40+ years as a middle school math teacher -- 172 pages in all! Included are all of my most popular and TPT highest rated lesson plans (plus a bunch more that I've never

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

40+ wonderful years teaching experience.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching math can be an adventure; it's a process of leading students to discover ways to quantify, calculate, measure, and understand. My method is to incorporate fun math projects into the middle school curriculum - projects that are based on adventure themes. They stimulate curiosity and keep the students engaged.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2003 Ohio Art Education Association Educator of the Year Author "Calligraphy For Dummies" 2007, "Secrets of the Wizard - The Ultimate Math Puzzle Adventure!" 2014

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University, M.F.A. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married to my college sweetheart, 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren. Websites: www.mathsquad.com. www.mathadventureprojects.com, My free online game: goldencalculator.com

GRADES

1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th}, 6^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 9^{th}, 10^{th}, 11^{th}, 12^{th}, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Numbers, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Physics, Mathematics, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Word Problems, Mental Math, Decimals, For All Subjects