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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

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

This user-friendly book by mathematics educator Timothy J. McNamara is filled with a generous collection of lessons, with many activities that address multiple standards, and numerous practical suggestions for extending the lessons beyond the curriculum. In addition, this updated resource combines mathematics and technology by incorporating graphing calculator applications and programmes.

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!

 
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

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Number and Operations


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