Walch Home | Digital Downloads Home | Mathematics - Digital Home | Building Math for TEKS: Stranded - Digital Version

Building Math for TEKS: Stranded - Digital Version

Building Math for TEKS: Stranded - Digital Version
This simulation is uniquely appropriate for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) initiatives. And it’s great fun!

Students will use algebraic thinking, data analysis and the engineering design process to solve problems in real-world settings.

  • In Building Math for TEKS: Stranded, students are marooned on a desert island, where they must identify their location, build shelter, distill water, and learn how to load and provision small canoes.
  • Students will conduct mathematics investigations including
    • Using proportional reasoning to calculate actual distance and drawn distance on a map according to a scale
    • Identify corresponding dimension of similar objects.
    • Finding the area of an irregular two-dimensional shape using strategies for finding the areas of triangles, rectangles, and parallelograms.
    • Calculating the surface area and volume of three-dimensional objects.
    • Making and testing conjectures about the relationship between surface area and volume, and dimensions and volume.
    • Producing and analyzing line graphs that represent the relationship between two variables.
  • Science investigations include:
    • Using the relationship speed = distance/time to find one quantity given the other two quantities.
    • Analyzing a table of values for patterns
    • Generating patterns using symbols
  • Building Math was developed through a partnership with the Boston Museum of Science and Tufts University, and successfully piloted in Boston-area schools.
  • Each book includes a poster illustrating the engineering design process and a DVD with classroom implementation samples.
  • Addresses TEKS standards and ITEA standards for technological literacy

Click here for overview


Click below to view the other books in this series and the 3 book collection:

Building Math for TEKS: Amazon Mission
Building Math for TEKS: Everest Trek
Building Math Series for TEKS

SKU 069755-906
ISBN13 978-0-8251-6975-5
Grade Level 6 - 8
Pages 216
Format Description Digital Download
Alternate Formats Reproducible Teacher Book
Our price: $43.00
Quantity 1 Download