Mind-Bending Math and Science Activities for Gifted Students (For Grades K-12)

Mind-Bending Math and Science Activities for Gifted Students (For Grades K-12)

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Overview

Here is a reference and guide for teachers and parents who may not be aware of the resources available to help their students succeed. This book examines the many aspects of gifted thinking in relation to math and science and features competitions and curricula that can be easily adapted to students' lifestyles outside of the classroom. Mind-Bending Math and Science Activities for Gifted Students (For Grades K-12) is a helpful guide for math and science teachers, as well as for parents with limited backgrounds in math and science. Advice, vignettes, and cartoons are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578863174
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 12/14/2005
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Rosemary Callard-Szulgit is an adjunct professor at SUNY College at Brockport and directs a staff development consulting business, Partners for Excellence in Rochester, New York. Greg Karl Szulgit currently designs and teaches courses full-time at Hiram College in Ohio. He was nominated Outstanding Faculty of the Year for 2002-03 by the student senate. He has designed science courses and curricula for students of all levels, teaching classes to elementary, high school, and college audiences, as well as to senior citizens.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Recalled for Revision Part 4 Math Activities Chapter 5 Creative Conversions (and the "Smoot") Chapter 6 Using Microsoft Excel as a Teaching Tool Chapter 7 Figure This Chapter 8 Lunch Bunch Chapter 9 The Map Problem Chapter 10 Math Question of the Day Chapter 11 Mind-benders Chapter 12 Place-Value Games Chapter 13 Stock Market Game Chapter 14 Snowflakes Chapter 15 STEM Part 16 Science Activities Chapter 17 Chemistry Olympiad Chapter 18 Challenger Center for Space Science Education Chapter 19 The Cutting Edge Chapter 20 Hurricane Hunters Chapter 21 The Intel Science Talent Search Chapter 22 JASON Expedition Chapter 23 Life Might be Out There... Chapter 24 Marble Machines Chapter 25 Nature's Artful Architecture Chapter 26 Pinhole Cameras Chapter 27 Science Olympiad Chapter 28 Science Toy Maker Chapter 29 Space Day—101 Ways to Celebrate Chapter 30 Tiny Worlds Chapter 31 Tree of Life Part 32 Technology/Business Opportunities Chapter 33 Girls Go Tech Chapter 34 The PPG Industries Foundation Part 35 Still More Activities Chapter 36 Academic Decathlon and Northrup Corporation Chapter 37 Can't You Sit Still? Chapter 38 Classroom Earth and Environmental Experimental Education Chapter 39 Explorer Schools and NASA Chapter 40 Internet Chess Club Chapter 41 Inversions Chapter 42 MIT Inventeams Chapter 43 A Walk in the Woods Part 44 Academic Environs Chapter 45 Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) Chapter 46 MEADOW Chapter 47 Moss Meadow School Chapter 48 The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Part 49 Reflections on Education Chapter 50 Did You Know You're my Hero? Chapter 51 I Forgive You Chapter 52 Gifted Children Speak to Us Chapter 53 A Letter to Parents Chapter 54 Three Popular Questions and Commonsense Answers Part 55 Appendices Chapter 56 Awards Chapter 57 Centers for Gifted Education and Talent Searches Chapter 58 Math and Science Books Chapter 59 Organizations Chapter 60 Magazines Chapter 61 Special Programs Chapter 62 State Organizations for the Gifted Chapter 63 State Department of Education Gifted Education Contacts Chapter 64 Websites for Parents, Teachers, and Students Chapter 65 Science and Math Competitions

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