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

Second Edition


© 2007 | 208 pages | Corwin

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.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
NCTM Standards Table
 
1. Investigations: Estimation, Large Numbers, and Numeration
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  
 
2. Active Algebra
Introduction  
Patterns, Patterns, Patterns  
Algebra Jokes  
The M & M Mystery  
Algebra Match  
Inequality Number Line Match  
Mind Reading or Algebra?  
 
3. Geometry: Our Mathematical Window to the World
Introduction  
Folding a Tangram  
Making a Tangram Quilt  
Pentominoes  
Open-Top Boxes  
Explorations With Cereal Boxes  
The Painted Cube  
Cubes That Grow  
 
4. The Measure of Mathematics
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  
 
5. Data Collection and Probability
Introduction  
Super Survey  
What Is Your Favorite Subject?  
Stars of the NBA  
Dice and Probability  
Is This Game Fair?  
Dinosaurs and Probability  
 
Interactive Web Sites to Make Math/Technology Connections
 
Bibliography

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Investigations


"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."

Zoma A. Barrett, Math Teacher
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."

Dawn Brailsford, Math Teacher
Murray Middle School, St. Augustine, FL
Key features
  • Activities that align with the five NCTM content standards
  • Step-by-step directions with suggestions, tips, and variations
  • Reproducible student pages for each activity
  • Journaling questions to engage students in writing about mathematics
  • Suggested Web site resources

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