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Author James, Abigail Norfleet.

Title Active Lessons for Active Brains : Teaching Boys and Other Experiential Learners, Grades 3-10
Published New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2014
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Description 1 online resource (335 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Introduction; 1. A Brief Look at Experiential Learners; The Active Brain: Male or Female; Structural Differences; Sensory Differences; Cognitive Differences; Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Study Strategies; 2. Math; General Math; Lesson 1. 12-Sided or 20-Sided Die Toss (active review); Lesson 2. Fraction Bars (multimodal activity with fractions, decimals, and percents); Lesson 3. Casting Out Nines (method to check for arithmetic errors)
Lesson 16. Blackbeard's Challenge (review of history and geometry)Lesson 17. Heavens to Betsy: Design Your Own Flag Project (review of history and geometry); Lesson 18. Parallel Play: Equal or Supplementary (experiential activity for geometry); Lesson 19. Scale Models (practice with models and ratio and proportion); Lesson 20. The Cover-Up: A Paint Dilemma (practical application of scale models); Lesson 21a. Making Rocket Candy (practical application of scale models for beginning-level students)
Lesson 21b. Making Rocket Candy (practical application of scale models for proficient to advanced students)3. Language Arts; Reading; Lesson 22. Anticipation Slideshow (activity to engage students in literature); Lesson 23. Bookmarks (technique to encourage students to read for specific information); Lesson 24. Bring-Me Game (physical activity linked with review); Lesson 25. Building the Setting (dioramas of scenes from stories to promote iconic memory); Lesson 26. Drama Dialogues (kinesthetic review of literature)
Lesson 4. I'm Not Irrational! (activity to become familiar with math terms, two levels)Lesson 5. PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction; activity to develop facility with order of operations); Lesson 6. School Statistics (activity for younger students to become familiar with spread sheets and basic statistics); Lesson 7. Stock Market Game (use of matrices to display information and calculate changes); Lesson 8. Whether Weather (use of spread sheet to gather and assimilate data, two levels); Algebra
Lesson 9. Four-Square Strategy (technique to acquire and review information)Lesson 10. Box the Operator (active method to solve word problems); Lesson 11. Just a Fib (use of the Fibonacci sequence to write poems); Lesson 12. Peanut Statistics (collecting and analyzing information in two levels); Lesson 13. Problem Solving With Holmes (technique to solve problems; can be used with all classes, not just math); Lesson 14. Rainbow Parabola (using graphing functions of TI-84 calculator); Lesson 15. The Throw Down (problem solving and review technique); Geometry
Summary Learn what to do when your students' feet just can't keep still. If you have had enough of repeating yourself to students who aren't listening, try a little less talk and a lot more action. The authors of Active Lessons for Active Brains have assembled an indispensable, ready-to-use collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies to focus a classroom full of energetic minds. Designed for active, hands-on learners?whether male or female?the text provides more than 70 specific lesson plans for addressing students' common challenges
Notes Lesson 27. Independent Reading Race (competition to encourage students to read)
Print version record
Subject Active learning.
Boys -- Education.
Experiential learning.
Learning, Psychology of.
Sex differences in education.
Form Electronic book
Author Allison, Sandra Boyd.
McKenzie, Caitlin Zimmerman.
ISBN 1629140279 (electronic bk.)
9781629140278 (electronic bk.)