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Key Concepts in Mathematics
Strengthening Standards Practice in Grades 6-12

Second Edition


October 2006 | 264 pages | Corwin

"Includes a large number of user-friendly examples that integrate mathematics content and process standards. The step-by-step guidance and explanations in each chapter are beneficial."
-Melissa Miller, Teacher
Randall G. Lynch Middle School, Farmington, AR

"Great activities that are exploratory in nature. A valuable resource."
-Carol Amos, Teacher Leader and Mathematics Coordinator
Twinfield Union School, Plainfield, VT

Increase students' mathematics achievement with rich problem-solving lessons and activities that are aligned with NCTM standards!

Helping teachers envision how math standards can be integrated into the secondary classroom, Key Concepts in Mathematics, Second Edition presents engaging activities and ready-to-use lessons aligned with NCTM content and process standards.

This user-friendly book by mathematics educator Timothy J. McNamara is filled with a generous collection of lessons for each of the ten NCTM standards, with many activities that address multiple standards, and numerous practical suggestions for extending the lessons beyond the curriculum. In addition, this updated resource combines standards-based mathematics and technology by incorporating TI-73 Explorer and TI-83 Plus graphing calculator applications and programs. Each chapter offers:

  • Ready-to-use lessons, hands-on activities, practical suggestions, and an abundance of "good problems"
  • Suggestions for integrating multiple topics and concepts in each lesson
  • Strategies to strengthen student engagement, understanding, and retention by building connections among mathematics topics

    This exciting guide delivers exactly what is needed for today's standards-based math classroom!


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    Preface
     
    Acknowledgments
     
    About the Author
     
    Part I. Curriculum Content Standards
     
    1. Number and Operations
     
    2. Algebra
     
    3. Geometry
     
    4. Measurement
     
    5. Data Analysis and Probability
     
    Part II. Thematic Organizing Standards
     
    6. Problem Solving
     
    7. Reasoning and Proof
     
    8. Communication
     
    9. Connections
     
    10. Representation
     
    Appendix: Worksheet Blackline Masters
     
    Glossary
     
    References
     
    Index

    "Key Concepts in Mathematics includes a large number of user-friendly examples that integrate mathematics content and process standards.  The step-by-step guidance and explanations given in each chapter will be beneficial to teachers.  The book is written in user friendly language, complete with a glossary of mathematics terms and an index to help locate specific activities."

    Melissa Miller, Teacher
    Randall G. Lynch Middle School, Farmington, AR

    "The book is well organized and easy to use. Teachers can readily find discrete sections that might align with their instructional needs."

    Jason Cushner, Lead Instructor
    The Watershed School, Boulder, CO

    "The book is clear and has many great activities that are exploratory in nature. The teachers I work with found that it was a valuable resource."

    Carol Amos, Teacher Leader and Mathematics Coordinator
    Twinfield Union School, Plainfield, VT
    Key features

    Features

    Offers a generous collection of lessons for each of the 10 NCTM standards

    Includes an abundance of "good" mathematical problems

    Features hands-on activities that help students connect different mathematical concepts

    Provides standards-based applications using the TI-73 Explorer calculator

      

     

    Benefits

    Guides teachers in implementing the NCTM standards in the mathematics classroom

    Helps teachers make the most of mathematics lessons by integrating multiple topics and concepts into each lesson

    Strengthens student engagement, understanding, and retention by building connections among mathematics topics

    Sample Materials & Chapters

    Preface

    Chapter 1: Number and Operations


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