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Look Mom I am the Number! Human Body Math

The human body is filled with systems and proportional reasoning. A grand opportunity to explore mathematically since it goes where you go.
A Collection By Mary Page
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Look Mom I am the Number! Human Body Math
  • Human Body Parts Games

    Webtool
    e-learningforkids.org
    e-learningforkids.org
    Mary Page says:
    A series of games for e-learning done at a variety of levels to teach creatively human body parts. Teaching the appropriate names for body parts keeps students safe. It teaches respect for the body.These games are similar to ones I used in camps and math lab but much improved.
  • Mary Page says:
    A creative mathematics journey using the human body and math to develop number sense. Practicing estimation with the body gives a benchmark for any math activity out there. Plus when shopping it gives them a math activity to help mom with.
  • Math Hunt

    Website
    teacher.scholastic.com
    teacher.scholastic.com
    Mary Page says:
    A online game to tie math and the human body together covering a variety of math skills. Using the body for math makes a teaching tool students take home every day. Daily gets it well known. It shows them how they belong to the group human and how unique they are at the same time. Deep math concepts of structure within ranges and tolerances makes for deep thinking and empowerment that a student is who they are and that is a good thing.
  • Mary Page says:
    Picture book available on Google books teaching human anatomy from math perspective. Knowing the parts of the body reinforces science and social needs and creates an opportunity for deep reflection in math.
  • Mary Page says:
    A series of lessons using the human body to teach math, science, and language arts. Having full lessons with suggestions helps you as a teacher know how to teach it to your particular set of students. It also shows different perspectives for the same strand which is a testing favorite.
  • Body Measurements

    Lesson plan
    illuminations.nctm.org
    illuminations.nctm.org
    Mary Page says:
    Development of ratio and proportion by using photos of students and measurement. Knowing how to scale up or down makes good use of many items. Plus it teaches number sense of sizing allowing students to estimate measurements.
  • Mary Page says:
    Knowing the proper names for the body's anatomy goes a long way to setting up vocabulary and self respect in children. Having a working vocabulary allows the number portion of the vocabulary to be easily tied to prior knowledge. The ability to view something over and over again with out negative consequences helps move terms to long term memory. For every negative item internalized it takes nearly a hundred positive statements to over ride it.
  • abourcherif.com
    abourcherif.com

    Research and Math Instruction with Human Body

    Article
    Mary Page says:
    Having a living example before you, your human body, from the perspective of algebraic reasoning tied to science and language arts means you carry your knowledge on your very self. With that in mind every time a student uses their body they will think in math terms. This gives the additional thinking practice to set in deep knowledge. They like telling about their bodies so why not scaffold it in a positive way.