A Collection of Math Lessons: From Grades 6 Through 8

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Math Solution Publications, Jan 1, 1990 - Education - 186 pages
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This wonderful resource is filled with practical, classroom-tested ideas for teaching mathematics with a problem-solving approach. All lessons encourage children to work cooperatively; explain their ideas; listen and question one another; and agree on solutions. Classroom vignettes describe lessons in vivid detail, and samples of actual student work are included throughout. Most lessons implement the use of manipulative materials to help children think about and reflect on mathematical ideas. Part I in this book includes six lessons that integrate ideas from different strands of the math curriculum, including algebra, measurement, probability, statistics, and logical reasoning. Part II provides two sample replacement units with a two- to three-week study focus, one on the area of a circle and the other on percents.

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If you are a math teacher, you should know Marilyn Burns. Her Math activities are practical and based in problem solving. Fantastic resource for all teachers! Read full review


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Burns is a nationally known mathematics educator whose messages about math have reached teachers throught her many books, videotapes, talks, and extensive program of Math Solutions Courses.

Cathy Humphreys, teacher and Noyce Mathematics coach in Californias Silicon Valley, has taught middle-school math for more than twenty years. She has been an instructor for Marilyn Burns Education Associates, a lecturer for preservice mathematics teachers at Stanford University, and is an instructor for the Mathematics Education Collaborative. Her current teaching and coaching focus is on helping low-attaining students build mathematical proficiency.

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