Introducing three new books from Building To Teach, a leading advocate for math learning through hands-on instruction!

The 2015-2016 academic year saw a continued 25% increase in measured math skills for students participating in Building To Teach activities, like the ones presented in these books.

Afternoons in the Boatshop

Stay after school for math tutoring or help build a boat? Twelve-year-old Emma chooses to help build a boat. Helping Bill, a family friend, put together a simple skiff, math becomes useful and “not so hard.” And, the building is fun. This story introduces the boat building process and complements both the boat building and the related math instruction.

 

Parents and teachers will love how this book introduces kids to the application of math, and kids will enjoy the illustrations and fun story. This book is designed to be used with Bevin’s Guide to Boat Building Math (below).

 

For 4th Grade to Adult Learners

Ebook (PDF): $9.95

Paperback: $19.95

What Teachers & Experts are saying about Afternoons in the Boatshop

Bevin’s Guide to Boat Building Math

A shop dog who’s seen hundreds of boats built, “Bevin” presents math as a building tool.

 

Based around building a cardstock scale model of Bevin’s Skiff (patterns included), this book ties to its companion book, Afternoons in the Boatshop, where Emma and Bill build a full-sized version of the boat. The projects and exercises in this book focus on the skills of organization, numbers sense, mental math, and fractions, as well as understanding the application of the math. These skills lead to success in using math, whether it’s in the shop,in a classroom, or in everyday life. This book is designed to be used with Afternoons in The Boatshop (above).

 

For 4th Grade to Adult Learners

Ebook (PDF): $9.95

Paperback: $19.95

  What Teachers & Experts are saying about Bevin’s Guide to Boat Building Math

Framing Square Math

If you were to buy one tool to teach and demonstrate hands-on math, it should be a framing square. Along with over 50 hands-on exercises that show how math is useful, this book also includes some history and a hands-on math glossary. This is visual math, math described as ratios and proportions expressed through similar triangles. Sixty-five percent of students in America are visual learners. Why don’t we teach for them?

 

For 5th Grade to Adult Learners

Ebook (PDF): $9.95

Paperback: $19.95

What Teachers & Experts are saying about Framing Square Math