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Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8

Second Edition


February 2007 | 208 pages | Corwin
Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8, offers teachers a wealth of NCTM-aligned projects and lessons to re-energize mathematics education by engaging all students in rich learning experiences.

Fully developed, ready-to-use lessons help students gain deeper understandings of key concepts, learn to use mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, and communicate and reason mathematically. The revised edition includes current research about effective methods for teaching mathematics, a new chapter that focuses on algebra concepts, 15 new student activities, and streamlined information for teachers preparing to implement the activities.

 
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Investigations


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