Project A3: Awesome Advanced Activities for Mentoring Mathematical Minds Level 5-6 Student Mathematician's Journal
Author(s): Katherine Gavin, Suzanne H Chapin, Linda Jensen Sheffield
The Student Mathematician’s Journal is a unique feature of our Project A3 series. It is modeled after the successful use of these journals in our award-winning Project M3 series. In these journals, the students are asked to reflect on what they have learned and write about it.
Level 5–6 is divided into three activity sections:
- Adventures in Algebra focuses on describing patterns and relationships with symbols and evaluating expressions and equations.
- Playing with Proportions builds understanding of ratio and proportions using unit rates, metric conversions, probability, and tape/bar diagrams.
- Intriguing Integers and More focuses on ordering and comparing integers including negative fractions and decimals and addition of integers.
There is also a final project incorporating surface area and volume.