Math for Early Childhood PK
Young children master basic mathematics concepts, from numeric comprehension to simple arithmetic operations. Students learn about shapes, scale, and greater and less than. For example, rhythm and movement games emphasize patterns and reinforce counting skills. Students may also learn measurement by cooking and making visual recipe books. For Pre-Kindergarden and Early Childhood.
Number Patterns, Number Games ES, MS
Students investigate number patterns, such as those found in the Vedic Square, and create number games. Students learn basic mathematics concepts, strategies for critical thinking, and general problem-solving skills. For Elementary-School and Middle-School.
Board Games to Puzzles A
Students create board games and puzzles employing their knowledge of mathematics concepts, problem-solving strategies, and critical thinking skills. Students revise traditional games to include arithmetic rules and principles, and also create original math games. For All Ages.
Fraction Quilts ES, MS
Students learn the basic principles of fractions and mixed numbers by creating a whole from fractional parts using colored squares of origami paper or fabric. Students' pieces are then assembled to create a patchwork quilt. For Elementary-School and Middle-School.
Test-taking Skills: Measurement to Word Problems
This program helps students excel on standardized tests and decipher and solve word problems. Students create visual math sentences and personal math dictionaries to learn how to read a word problem and understand what it's asking. Brain puzzles and drama exercises help students determine what information is important in a word problem and what mathematic operations are needed to solve problems.
Basic Math Skills Through Creative Math Projects
In this lively program, students learn math through hands-on activities that make abstract concepts concrete. For example, students may use basic cooking to learn measuring and proportion, or make geometric quilts to practice working with whole numbers, fractions, and mixed numbers. This program can be used to teach a variety of math skills, according to your class' needs.
Starting Your Own Classroom Business A
Students operate their own businesses by creating jewelry, artworks, or t-shirts for sale. Students learn to estimate costs, calculate profits, and determine gross and net earnings. Students also apply percentages when calculating the tax on their products. This project teaches critical thinking, basic finance, budgeting, and arithmetic operations. For All Ages.
Math Through Art A
Students learn the ways that math has influenced art throughout history and create works of art in the styles of famous artists. Students learn fractions, proportion, scalar drawing, and graphing by studying Renaissance art. Vedic squares, Fibonacci sequences, tessellations, and number patterns are introduced through the work of abstract painters. For All Ages.
Architecture: From Cottages to Castles A
Students design and build model structures and environments. They create scale drawings and models of their dream houses, ideal neighborhoods, and improved cities. This program teaches basic physics and mathematics concepts including fractions, measuring, area, word problems, scale, and proportion. Students also learn the cultural and historical significance of the built
environment around the world. For All Ages.
Islamic Art and Geometry A
Geometric motifs are used in Islamic art throughout the world, often decorating entire walls, floors, pots, lamps, book covers, and textiles. The patterns used in Islamic art express the logic and order inherent in the Islamic vision of the universe. Students explore the origins and significance of Islamic art and then create tessellations and murals based on geometric principles using compasses and protractors. For All Ages.
Math Through Music
Students create musical instruments and study the relationship between music and mathematics. For example, students may learn about proportion and greater and less than, through chords and musical notation. They may also study pitch and logarithmic scales, and compose rhythms and breakdown beats to study patterns and fractions.
Math Through Dance ES, MS
Students learn basic number concepts such as addition, subtraction, patterns, and simple geometry through movement. Students then perform dances that demonstrate their understanding of the concepts they have learned. For Elementary-School and Middle-School.
Geometry Through Dance MS, HS
Student use geometric concepts and graphing to choreograph and perform original dances. They learn mathematical concepts as they rotate a specific number of degrees, use their bodies to form obtuse, acute, and right angles, and make symmetrical and asymmetrical movements. Finally, students write simple formulas describing the movements they make along the x-, y-, and z-axis of the dance floor. For Middle-School and High-School.
Creative Chess A
Students create their own chess pieces and gameboards to learn both basic and advanced strategies for playing chess. At the same time, they build critical thinking skills, improve their problem solving abilities, and practice thoughtful decision-making. For All Ages.
Measurement and Math: Cooking ES
Students read word problems, adjust measurements, and combine fractions while preparing recipes from around the world and producing their own cookbooks. This program enables students to learn mathematics concepts while developing a greater cultural appreciation. For Elementary-School.