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.