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Math Sponges: enriching ways to soak up spare moments
Math Sponges enriching ways to soak up spare moments Author:Leigh Childs, Nancy Adams A collection of classroom activities to increase student participation, enhance the students' feel for math and to make math fun, appropriate for various levels of elementary school. — "Sponges … use a minimum amount of preparation, can be lead by students, and take 3-10 minutes." — These activities are intended for intensive classroom use, but ca... more »n also be used effectively for home schooling. It is our hope that "sponging" will build enthusiasm for math in your classrooom. As soon as you establish the "sponging" habit, you will find yhour students eager to repeat their favorites. Encourage them to write their own problems, examples, patterns, and variations. Sponges are for everyone to share and enjoy.
Humorously illustrated by Diane Truett; calligraphy by Nancy Schwartz.« less