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Math Academy


 

Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy series features hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to students. Use these lessons to enhance your classroom instruction while staying true to the academic rigor required by the state standards framework.

 

Math Academy: Let's Go to the Mall! -- Explorations in CombinatoricsLet’s Go to the Mall! Explorations in Combinatorics

Grades 4-8


Let’s Go to the Mall! is designed to help students understand the connection between various kinds of combinations (multiplication principle and choose numbers) and permutations.

 

Objectives

 

Students will build, describe and use numerical operations to determine combinations and permutations.

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Math Academy: Play Ball! -- Explorations in Data Analysis & StatisticsPlay Ball! Explorations in Data Analysis & Statistics

Grades 4-8

 

Play Ball! is designed to help students understand the connection between sports, data collection and statistical analysis. As the students play each “game,” they will collect, organize, display and analyze the data from the game results.

 

Objectives

 

Students will understand and apply concepts of data collection, representation and analysis in a sports context.

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Math Academy: Dining Out -- Explorations in Fractions, Decimals & PercentsDining Out! Explorations in Fractions, Decimals, & Percents

Grades 4-8

 

Dining Out! is designed to help students understand how to use fractions, decimals and percents in the context of restaurants and money. In this day of credit and gift cards, children do not have as many real-life opportunities to count money and make change. These activities will keep those skills fresh, even with older students.

 

Objectives


Students will understand and apply concepts of fractions, decimals and percents to count money, make change, figure tax/tips and participate in other restaurant-related activities.

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Math Academy: Can You See It in Nature? Explorations in Patterns & FunctionsCan You See It in Nature? Explorations in Patterns & Functions

Grades 4-8

 

Can You See it in Nature? is designed to help students understand the connection between geometric and numerical patterns (younger students) as well as between patterns and functions (older students).

 

Objectives


Students will build, extend, describe, predict, graph and generate rules for patterns and functions.

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Math Academy: Are You Game? Explorations in ProbabilityAre You Game? Explorations in Probability

Grades 4-6

 

Are You Game? is designed to help students understand probability.

 

Objectives


Students will understand and apply concepts of probability while playing games to determine fairness.

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Printed materials still available! Email asa@actfnd.org for availability.

 

All programs align with NCTM, Jump$tart and/or common core standards.

 

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

The Actuarial Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity in funding the production of the Math Academy series. By providing financial support for this project, they are assisting The Actuarial Foundation in its pursuit of one of its many aspirations: to provide students with enriched learning opportunities that can help them succeed in their educational and professional endeavors. The Actuarial Foundation and the companies listed below are collectively ensuring math education remains strong and enjoys a prosperous future.