# Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8

- Hope Martin - Educational Consultant, Texas

**Deepen students' understanding of math concepts through active involvement! **

Engaging students directly in creative learning experiences is the basis of author Hope Martin's approach for re-energizing mathematics instruction. ** Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5–8, Second Edition** offers attention-grabbers such as Algebra Jokes, The M&M Mystery, How Long Would It Take to Walk to China?, and Gummi Worms to help students use mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, gain meaningful understandings of key concepts, and effectively communicate their mathematical thinking.

Presenting a generous collection of student activities aligned with the five NCTM content standards, this revised edition of *Multiple Intelligences in the Mathematics Classroom* features

- A new chapter addressing algebra concepts
- Reproducible student pages for each activity
- Journaling questions to engage students in writing about mathematics
- Specific Web site resources

With step-by-step directions, suggestions, tips, and variations for implementation, this updated text provides a rich instructional resource for teachers, mathematics specialists, and curriculum directors.

Introduction |

$1,000,000 Long |

How Many Strides to Walk Around the Earth? |

Rectangles and Factors |

Venn Diagrams: LCM and GCF |

Dessert for a Crowd |

5 x 5 Puzzle Cents |

Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Music and Fractions |

Mathematical Palindromes |

Introduction |

Patterns, Patterns, Patterns |

Algebra Jokes |

The M & M Mystery |

Algebra Match |

Inequality Number Line Match |

Mind Reading or Algebra? |

Introduction |

Folding a Tangram |

Making a Tangram Quilt |

Pentominoes |

Open-Top Boxes |

Explorations With Cereal Boxes |

The Painted Cube |

Cubes That Grow |

Introduction |

Just How Big Is the Statue of Liberty? |

Gummi Worms |

What Happened 1,000,000 Seconds Ago? |

How Long Would It Take to Walk to China? —Through the Center of the Earth |

Shoe Length vs. Height |

EggsCeterea |

Introduction |

Super Survey |

What Is Your Favorite Subject? |

Stars of the NBA |

Dice and Probability |

Is This Game Fair? |

Dinosaurs and Probability |

*"Provides the practicing teacher with a treasure trove of activities to build mathematical reasoning and understanding in a way that opens students' eyes to real-world mathematics applications."*

**Salem Middle School, IN**

*"Well organized and ideal for a busy teacher. Teachers can select clearly described activities that are appropriate for the students in their classes."*

**Murray Middle School, St. Augustine, FL**

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