An Observation: The importance of mathematics has long been recognized. Some 200 years ago, Nicolai Lobachevsky, a Russian mathematics professor, noted "There is no branch of mathematics which may not be applied to the real world."

Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Grades 3-5

The 40 projects in this resource emphasize problem solving, critical thinking, and cooperative learning, as well as the application of math skills and concepts. The projects show how math is used in other areas, including science, social studies, language arts, art, recreation, and life skills. The projects are easily implemented, stand alone, and can be used with students of various grades and abilities. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2009)

The second edition of this resource contains 60 projects designed to help students apply math concepts and skills to solving a wide variety of problems across the curriculum. Written by Gary and Judy.