Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Patterns and Numbers in Minecraft: Math focuses on math but includes other STEAM concepts in the sidebars. Includes table of contents, glossary, index, sources for further reading, and an extension activity.
The focus of the book is on motion and forces. The reader is encouraged to make predictions, perform purpose-driven research, and creatively solve problems presented about motion and forces.
Making healthy and nutritious food choices can be a challenge in many restaurants. Readers will learn more about how to use their math skills to estimate portion sizes and select balanced meals from restaurant menus.
Lunch is an important part of staying energized in the middle of the day. Readers will discover that using math to calculate calories and portion sizes can help them make healthy food choices whether they are bringing lunch from home or buying lunch in the school cafeteria.
You probably know that gardening is a great way to get in touch with nature. Did you know that is also a great way to sharpen your real world math skills? Whether you're measuring plant growth or figuring out where to plant each kind of flower or vegetable, gardening can be both fun and challenging.
Readers will discover some helpful hints that will help them make healthy choices at the grocery store. They will also learn how their math skills can help make grocery shopping easier.
Exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Readers will learn about the health benefits of exercise and discover how they can use math to get the most from an exercise routine.
Readers will learn that a good breakfast is essential to good health. Healthy breakfast options are discussed along with ways to use real world math to make smarter choices for breakfast!
A family dinner is a great way to reconnect with family members at the end of the day. Readers will learn how to make family dinnertime special and find out that math skills are essential to cooking healthy, nutritious meals.
From adjusting recipes to measuring ingredients, cooks use math skills every day. Readers will discover how preparing healthy meals for themselves and their families can be fun and practical way to use math!
Tape measures are among the most commonly used tools in any handyman's or handywoman's arsenal. This book will help students develop word recognition and reading skills while discovering what these incredible tools can do and how they do it. They will also find out how tape measures can be used to tackle specialized projects. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate important information and learn new words.