A Collection of Math Lessons: From Grades 6 Through 8

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Math Solution Publications, 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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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 is a senior lecturer in Health and Social Work at the University of Warwick. She has worked as a practitioner, researcher and educator in domestic violence and child abuse. Catherine's other research areas include substance misuse, mental health, outreach and advocacy services for both women and children, and child contact.

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