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Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8

Second Edition


February 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

"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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Investigations


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