Author: Judy Leimbach
Product Code: 689
ISBN: 9781593630683
Pages: 64
Availability: In stock.

Go beyond the regular curriculum with these units to challenge your more able primary grade math students. With their ease of use, clear instruction, and motivating topics, these are the perfect enrichment activities for the regular math curriculum. This book contains four units that are structured so that students can easily develop an understanding of the topics on their own. The four topics are:
  • attribute pattern blocks,
  • tangrams,
  • sets and Venn diagrams, and
  • ancient Egyptian numbers.

Each unit provides sequential activities that allow students to work through these motivating topics, whether they are working by themselves, in a small group, or in a whole-class setting. The units lend themselves easily to a math center arrangement with each student having an individual folder and checklist to record his or her progress. While they were designed to provide added challenge for students who have mastered the regular curriculum, some of the units can be used as supplements for whole-class instruction. The emphasis in these units is on promoting thinking, developing perseverance, expanding students’ view of mathematics, enjoying a challenge, and keeping math students actively involved and enthused about math. This book will help you provide students with opportunities to explore mathematical ideas in ways that promote their intellectual growth and expand their views of mathematics.

This is one of a three-book series. For older students, use Enrichment Units in Math Book 2—permutations and combinations, tessellations, line drawings, and graphing; and Enrichment Units in Math Book 3—probability, topology, number characteristics, and magic squares.

For other math units to extend the math curriculum and provide opportunities to work independently, see Math Extension Units Book 1 and Book 2.

Grades 2–3


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by Sallie
on 1/30/2015
from Michigan
Fun and creative math
I received a copy of this book to review and was very pleased with it. The layout of the book is easy to use and navigate. The pages are easy to read and understand. Overall, it is well done.

My daughter and I enjoyed working on the sections dealing with sets and tangrams. They were both very good extensions for her and progressed in a positive way from activity to activity.

We have not started on the section with Egyptian numbers yet, but as a former teacher I think this is a great way to take a highly engaging topic (Egypt) and develop a fantastic unit for children who need more of a challenge. It is an interesting set of worksheets and I look forward to exploring it with my daughter when she is ready for it. (We're not quite there yet.) This section in particular I think will be highly engaging and challenging for students.

Overall, a very interesting book that children will enjoy!
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