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.
Let’s Go to the Mall! Explorations in Combinatorics
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
Students will build, describe and use numerical operations to determine combinations and permutations.
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Play Ball! Explorations in Data Analysis & Statistics
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.
Students will understand and apply concepts of data collection, representation and analysis in a sports context.
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Dining Out! Explorations in Fractions, Decimals, & Percents
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.
Students will understand and apply concepts of fractions, decimals and percents to
count money, make change, figure tax/tips and participate in other
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Can You See It in Nature? Explorations in Patterns & Functions
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).
Students will build, extend, describe, predict, graph and generate rules for patterns and functions.
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Are You Game? Explorations in Probability
Are You Game? is designed to help students understand probability.
Students will understand and apply concepts of probability while playing games to determine fairness.
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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.