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The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8

What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them
By: Ruth Harbin Miles, Lois A. Williams

A Joint Publication (Corwin Mathematics logo) (NCTM logo)
Mathematics Series Creator: Linda M. Gojak

Destined to be THE guide you turn to align curriculum to standards. Tables, charts, and planning pages deliver transformative curriculum planning information in an easy-to-digest format.

When it comes to math, standards-aligned is achievement-aligned…

Since The Common Core Mathematics Companions, Grades K-2 and 3-5 burst on the scene, they have been lauded as the best resources for making critical math ideas easy to teach. With this 6-8 volume, middle school math success is at your fingertips.
Each page unpacks the standards for: ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, expressions and equations, functions, geometry, and statistics & probability. Other highlights: tips on connecting standards for more efficient teaching; what to focus on in each grade; best-practice math lessons; how to use students’ thinking to correct misconceptions , and more.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506332192
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Mathematics Series
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 304
  • Publication date: February 18, 2016

Price: $39.95

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Description

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"The Common Core Mathematics Companion 6-8 offers a practical guide for implementing the CCSS Math Standards. Teachers will appreciate the misconception alerts and ideas for differentiation."
Jay McTighe, Author and Consultant

When it comes to math, standards-aligned is achievement-aligned…

In the short time since The Common Core Mathematics Companions, Grades K-2 and 3-5 burst on the scene, they have been lauded as the best resources for making critical math ideas easy to teach. With this brand-new 6-8 volume, middle school math success is at your fingertips.

Page by page, the authors lay out the pieces to a cutting-edge curriculum, helping you to:

  • Get the inside scoop on which standards connect, what key vocabulary means, and time-saving tables showing where to focus instruction for each grade
  • Write curriculum for: ratios and proportional relationships, the number system, expressions and equations, functions, geometry, and statistics & probability
  • Use the What to Teach pages to deliver powerful standards-based lessons
  • Learn effective techniques to create an environment where all students can experience math break-throughs
  • Incorporate the Standards for Mathematical Practice to improve students’ ability to problem solve, construct viable arguments, use tools strategically, attend to precision, and more

The Common Core Mathematics Companion, Grades 6–8 has what every middle school needs to provide students with the foundation for the concepts and skills they will be expected to know in grade 9–12.

Ruth Harbin Miles is a mathematics coach, with special expertise in developing teachers’ content knowledge and strategies for engaging students to achieve high mathematics standards. A serving member on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Ruth is a co-author with Linda Gojak of The Common Core Mathematics Companions, K–2 and 3–5 (Corwin).

Lois Williams, Ed.D., who taught mathematics in grades K–8 for 20 years, is currently an adjunct professor at Mary Baldwin College and an International Fellow with the Charles A. Dana Center, training teachers in the College and Career Readiness Standards She has been honored with a Fulbright Teacher Exchange and the Virginia Middle School Mathematics Teacher of the Year award.


Key features

Page by page, The Common Core Mathematics Companion, Grades 6-8 clearly lay out:

  • The mathematics embedded in each standard for a deeper understanding of the content
  • Examples of what effective teaching and learning look like in the classroom
  • Connected standards within each domain so teachers can better appreciate how they relate
  • Priorities within clusters so teachers know where to focus their time
  • The three components of rigor: conceptual understanding, procedural skills, and applications
  • Vocabulary and suggested materials for each grade-level band with explicit connections to the standards
  • Common student misconceptions around key mathematical ideas with ways to address them
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Ruth Harbin Miles

Ruth Harbin Miles coaches rural, suburban, and inner-city school mathematics teachers. Her professional experiences include coordinating the K-12 Mathematics Teaching and Learning Program for the Olathe, Kansas, Public Schools for more than 25 years; teaching mathematics methods courses at Virginia’s Mary Baldwin College; and serving on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematic, and both the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Ruth is a co-author of five Corwin books including A Guide to Mathematics Coaching, A Guide to Mathematics Leadership, Visible Thinking in the K-8 Mathematics Classroom, The Common Core Mathematics Standards, and Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom. As co-owner of Happy Mountain Learning, Ruth specializes in developing teachers’ content knowledge and strategies for engaging students to achieve high standards in mathematics.

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Lois A. Williams

After teaching mathematics in grades K-8 for 20 years, Lois served as the middle school mathematics specialist for the Virginia Department of Education. Here she worked on curriculum and teacher professional learning. She served the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and was a board member for the local Jefferson Council of Teachers of Mathematics. After receiving her doctorate in curriculum and instruction at The University of Virginia, she began serving as adjunct faculty to Mary Baldwin College and is in her 15th year working with pre-service teachers. Currently Lois is an International Fellow with the Charles A. Dana Center working with classroom teachers in the Department of Defense Schools helping them implement their College and Career Readiness Standards. Among her recognitions are a Fulbright Teacher Exchange and Virginia Middle School Mathematics Teacher of the Year.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments


Letter to Grades 6–8 Teachers


Letter to Middle School Principals


Introduction


Part 1. Ratios and Proportional Relationships


Domain Overview

Suggested Materials for This Domain

Key Vocabulary

Grade 6

Grade 7

Part 2. The Number System


Domain Overview

Suggested Materials for This Domain

Key Vocabulary

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Part 3. Expressions and Equations


Domain Overview

Suggested Materials for This Domain

Key Vocabulary

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Part 4. Functions


Domain Overview

Suggested Materials for This Domain

Key Vocabulary

Grade 8

Part 5. Geometry


Domain Overview

Suggested Materials for This Domain

Key Vocabulary

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Part 6. Statistics and Probability


Domain Overview

Suggested Materials for This Domain

Key Vocabulary

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

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