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The Algebra Journal By Jim Bennett
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A math-can-be-fun facsimile of a completely handmade 210-page math journal. It can be used by teachers as an example to inspire students to create their own fun journals while learning math. The... More > journal has 4 types of content: 1. Instructional content which is similar to lecture notes. 2. Pages where students research various subjects on the Internet. These pages include history, biographies, and topics of interest. 3. Diagrams, charts, and illustrations. 4. Pages of the students' choice where they select the math-related topic. Although this is an algebra journal, it can be used as an example for any subject where the teacher wants to inspire students to make a similar journal. The author, Jim Bennett, is an award-winning teacher, artist, and author. He has also written numerous other books on how to make math fun as well as books on calligraphy.< Less
Magic Square Magic Trick By Jim Bennett
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This mental magic trick is an amazing illusion of superhuman memorization and mathematical calculations. It is as close to pure magic as you could ever imagine! It requires no set-up, no special... More > props, no gimmicks, and no accomplices. There is nothing to hide, no misdirection, and no sleight of hand. The performer can perform the trick at a moment’s notice without any preparation. It can be performed for one person, a small group, or before a large audience. Because the performer does the entire trick mentally, there is virtually no way that a spectator can detect exactly how this trick is done. Although the trick is done mentally, there is a trick. The mental part appears to be very difficult but, because of a trick that only the performer knows, it is actually much, much easier than it appears.< Less
The Adventure Express Game By Jim Bennett
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The Adventure Express Game teacher's guide presents a fun way to incorporate cooperative learning activities and hands-on projects into a math/science curriculum. The game also has a classroom... More > management component which helps the teacher keep students on task.The Adventure Express, used alongside an existing math/science curriculum, adds a sense of adventure, excitement, and fun. The premise is the students are riding a train which takes them to different adventure sites. Each adventure is a project which is either selected by the teacher or drawn at random from a set of cards. The game is designed for grades 5 through 7. This teacher's manual comes with instructions and worksheets for 30 suggested projects. Classroom tested by an award-winning middle school math teacher.< Less
Secrets of the Wizard By Jim Bennett
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"Secrets of the Wizard" is the ultimate math puzzle fantasy, appropriate for ages 11 and up. Follow the exciting adventure of the good wizard, Galimedes, and his two faithful helpers as... More > they seek to recover the scrolls of time and seasons which have been stolen by the evil magician, Zarvildar. The pages of the story have been scrambled and renumbered. Only by solving the math puzzle on each page will you know the number of the page to read next. You can also uncover a hidden secret message! This message will reveal the wizard’s greatest secret. There are 99 puzzles in all, some of which should be easy for the average sixth grader. Other puzzles are more difficult because they involve multiple steps and operations. A seventh or eighth grader or even an adult will find some of these quite challenging. In case you get stuck, lists with hints and answers are included in the back of the book.< Less
Teacher's Guide to Secrets of the Wizard By Jim Bennett
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Here's an adventure with math puzzles woven into an exciting story that will hold students’ attention! It's a fun activity that teachers and parents can use to help students master solving word... More > problems while covering Common Core Standards. Written at a 6th – 7th grade reading level and presented in small, one-page bites, every page challenges the reader with a math word problem which must be reasoned through and solved correctly. The problems, covering general math, include all the operations of arithmetic, place value, fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, integers, scientific notation, measurement conversions, and geometry. The story, written and illustrated by Jim Bennett, chronicles the adventures of the wizard, Galimedes and his two helpers (a gnome and an elf) who must recover the lost scrolls of time and seasons. They find themselves in many perilous situations as they battle a phantom knight, a giant, the Minotaur, an evil magician, and a witch. Galimedes even travels to a parallel world!< Less
Quest for the Golden Calculator By Jim Bennett
eBook (PDF): $12.95
Quest for the Golden Calculator is an an interactive story-game that enables a math teacher to create an adventure theme that will transform math class into a fun experience for students. The story... More > teaches positive attitudes and good work habits. It provides the teacher with opportunities to integrate motivational material into an existing curriculum. Playing the game will help students develop the kinds of attitudes and habits that will enable them to succeed in school. The game is designed for middle school and especially for students who struggle in math. This adventure was developed by an award-winning teacher, is classroom tested, and can be used with any curriculum. This booklet contains complete instructions and all the handouts.< Less
The Teacher's Guide to Math Journal Projects By Jim Bennett
eBook (PDF): $12.95
This popular teacher's guide (recently revised with 16 new pages) explains how a math teacher can easily implement journal projects in his or her classes. This guide explains how to incorporate 4... More > kinds of pages: lecture notes, illustrations (charts, diagrams, graphs, etc), research topics, and pages where students pick the math-related subject. There is also a complete page-by-page listing of the contents of my sample algebra journal (also available from Lulu.com) plus scans of 94 actual journal pages of notes, illustrations, and supplemental material that you can use. Please note: Many of the supplemental pages are Biblical subjects such as information about Noah's ark, King Solomon's Pool, the Ark of the Covenant, the tower of Babel, and the Six Days of Creation. There are also pages about Fibonacci, Kepler, and Descartes and other non-Biblical subjects.< Less
The Adventure Express Game By Jim Bennett
eBook (PDF): $12.95
The Adventure Express game is a fun way to incorporate cooperative learning activities and hands-on projects into a math/science curriculum. The game also has a classroom management component which... More > helps the teacher keep students on task.The Adventure Express, used alongside an existing math/science curriculum, adds a sense of adventure, excitement, and fun. The premise is the students are riding a train which takes them to different adventure sites. Each adventure is a project which is either selected by the teacher or drawn at random from a set of cards. The game is designed for grades 5 through 7. This teacher's manual comes with instructions and worksheets for 30 suggested projects.< Less
The Teacher's Guide to Math Journal Projects By Jim Bennett
Paperback: $24.95
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This popular teacher's guide (recently revised with 16 new pages) explains how a math teacher can easily implement journal projects in his or her classes. This guide explains how to incorporate 4... More > kinds of pages: lecture notes, illustrations (charts, diagrams, graphs, etc), research topics, and pages where students pick the math-related subject. There is also a complete page-by-page listing of the contents of my sample algebra journal (also available from Lulu.com) plus scans of 94 actual journal pages of notes, illustrations, and supplemental material that you can use. Please note: Many of the supplemental pages are Biblical subjects such as information about Noah's ark, King Solomon's Pool, the Ark of the Covenant, the tower of Babel, and the Six Days of Creation. There are also pages about Fibonacci, Kepler, and Descartes and other non-Biblical subjects.< Less
Quest for the Golden Calculator By Jim Bennett
Paperback: $12.95
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Quest for the Golden Calculator is an an interactive story-game that enables a math teacher to create an adventure theme that will transform math class into a fun experience for students. The story... More > teaches positive attitudes and good work habits. It provides the teacher with opportunities to integrate motivational material into an existing curriculum. Playing the game will help students develop the kinds of attitudes and habits that will enable them to succeed in school. The game is designed for middle school and especially for students who struggle in math. This adventure was developed by an award-winning teacher, is classroom tested, and can be used with any curriculum. This booklet contains complete instructions and all the handouts.< Less