# Gifted and Talented Notes - MATH

### Beth Gasior, Gifted Resource Specialist

## Motivating Math Sites

## Mathalicious http://www.mathalicious.com/lessons This website is full of lessons that explore the math behind real-world topics, from sports to shopping to the odds of finding life on other planets. These lessons put teachers and students in a position to have interesting conversations that foster a classroom culture of curiosity and rigorous mathematical thinking. | ## Yummy MathIs the Double Stuff actually double the stuff in Oreo cookies? How much is a tweet worth? Is a never ending pasta pass a good idea? Yummy Math has timely and relevant math investigations that are correlated to Common Core and bring real life into math lessons. A membership is not necessary but for a small fee you can have access to editable documents. | ## Pixar in a Box https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar This is a collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy. Lessons range from |

## Mathalicious

This website is full of lessons that explore the math behind real-world topics, from sports to shopping to the odds of finding life on other planets. These lessons put teachers and students in a position to have interesting conversations that foster a classroom culture of curiosity and rigorous mathematical thinking. **Grades 4-12**

## Yummy Math

Is the Double Stuff actually double the stuff in Oreo cookies? How much is a tweet worth? Is a never ending pasta pass a good idea? Yummy Math has timely and relevant math investigations that are correlated to Common Core and bring real life into math lessons. A membership is not necessary but for a small fee you can have access to editable documents. **Grades 3-12**

## Pixar in a Box

This is a collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy. Lessons range from **grade 4 through high school** but can also be used for younger advanced math students. ** Scroll down to the bottom of this newsletter to watch a quick video overview**.

## Robert Kaplinsky- Real World Mathhttp://robertkaplinsky.com/lessons/ grade levels (K-12), they are very engaging and free! Many have videos that introduce a situation and also include links to resources to help solve the problem. | ## Get the Math http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/
| ## Math Maven Mysteries http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven/ Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping up all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your help to crack each case. Problems are leveled and include easy, medium, difficult. |

## Robert Kaplinsky- Real World Math

http://robertkaplinsky.com/lessons/

**grade levels (K-12)**, they are very engaging and free! Many have videos that introduce a situation and also include links to resources to help solve the problem.

## Get the Math

**Get the Math** combines video and web interactivity to help **middle and high school** students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, video segments begin with profiles of young professionals, who then pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens. Viewers are encouraged to try the challenges themselves using interactive tools provided on the **Get the Math** website before returning to the video to see the teams’ solutions.

## Math Maven Mysteries

Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping up all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your help to crack each case. Problems are leveled and include easy, medium, difficult. **All grade levels**

## Byrdseed MATH

Byrdseed is a great website geared toward gifted learners but appropriate for reaching all students in your classroom. This link is specific to ** the math challenges below** but there is much more to explore on the Byrdseed website.

## Math Warm Ups Creative Warm Ups use divergent and creative thinking to solve math problems with unexpected answers. | ## A Millionaire by Doubling Pennies Use Doubling Pennies to see how long will it take to get a million dollars if you start with a penny and double it. | ## Feeling Squished in an Airline Seat? Shrinking Airline Seats is a problem that uses links to newspaper articles about shrinking airline seats. It's a nice way to integrate reading and math. |