Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118237285

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 7784

Helpful advice for teaching Common Core Math Standards tomiddle-school students The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have beenformulated to provide students with instruction that will help themacquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, whichwill in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics withcompetence and confidence. Hands-on Activities for Teaching theCommon Core Math Standards is designed to help teachersinstruct their students so that they will better understand andapply the skills outlined in the Standards. This important resource also gives teachers a wealth of toolsand activities that can encourage students to think critically, usemathematical reasoning, and employ various problem-solvingstrategies. Filled with activities that will help students gain anunderstanding of math concepts and skills correlated to the CommonCore State Math Standards Offers guidance for helping students apply their understandingof math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in calculations,and learn to think abstractly Describes ways to get students to collaborate with otherstudents, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math bothorally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significanceof mathematics to real life This practical and easy-to-use resource will help teachers givestudents the foundation they need for success in highermathematics.

The Algebra Teacher's Guide to Reteaching Essential Concepts and Skills

150 Mini-Lessons for Correcting Common Mistakes

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111810613X

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Easy to apply lessons for reteaching difficult algebraconcepts Many students have trouble grasping algebra. In this book,bestselling authors Judith, Gary, and Erin Muschla offer help formath teachers who must instruct their students (even those who arestruggling) about the complexities of algebra. In simple terms, theauthors outline 150 classroom-tested lessons, focused on thoseconcepts often most difficult to understand, in terms that aredesigned to help all students unravel the mysteries of algebra.Also included are reproducible worksheets that will assist teachersin reviewing and reinforcing algebra concepts and key skills. Filled with classroom-ready algebra lessons designed forstudents at all levels The 150 mini-lessons can be tailored to a whole class, smallgroups, or individual students who are having trouble This practical, hands-on resource will help ensure thatstudents really get the algebra they are learning

Grundlagen der Mathematik für Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527657657

Category: Mathematics

Page: 353

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Mathematik ist nicht jedermanns Sache, manchmal sind es schon die Grundlagen, die fehlen: Einst gelernt, doch jetzt vergessen. Bruch- und Prozentrechnung, Fl?cheninhalt, Gleichungen, wie funktionierte das noch einmal? Mark Zegarelli erkl?rt es Ihnen, einfach und am?sant und immer schnell auf dem Punkt, hilft er Ihnen Ihre Wissensl?cken zu schlie?en. So verlieren Geometrie und Algebra f?r Sie den Schrecken.

The Mathematics Enthusiast Issue

Volume 12 #13

Author: Bharath Sriraman

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681232588

Category: Education

Page: 481

View: 2103

The Mathematics Enthusiast (TME) is an eclectic internationally circulated peer reviewed journal which focuses on mathematics content, mathematics education research, innovation, interdisciplinary issues and pedagogy. The journal exists as an independent entity. It is published on a print?on?demand basis by Information Age Publishing and the electronic version is hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences? University of Montana. The journal is not affiliated to nor subsidized by any professional organizations but supports PMENA [Psychology of Mathematics Education? North America] through special issues on various research topics.

The Math Teacher's Problem-a-Day, Grades 4-8

Over 180 Reproducible Pages of Quick Skill Builders

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787997641

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Reproducible worksheets cover the concepts and skills identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as curriculum focal points for grades four through eight.

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla,Erin Muschla-Berry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118835522

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 6394

Helping teachers prepare elementary students to master thecommon core math standards With the common core math curriculum being adopted byforty-three states, it is imperative that students learn to masterthose key math standards. Teaching the Common Core MathStandards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 is the only bookcurrently available that provides activities directly correlated tothe new core curriculum for math. This text assists teachers withinstructing the material and allows students to practice theconcepts through use of the grade-appropriate activitiesincluded. Students learn in different ways, and Teaching the CommonCore Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5acknowledges that fact through the inclusion of suggestions forvariations and extensions of each concept to be used for studentswith different abilities and learning styles. The activities andlessons are as diverse as the students in your classroom. InsideTeaching with Common Core Math Standards With Hands-OnActivities Grades 3-5, you will find: Clear instructions to help you cover the skills and conceptsfor the new math core curriculum Engaging activities that enforce each core math standard foryour students Various suggestions for ways to instruct the concepts to reachthe diverse learning styles of your students Complete coverage of mathematical calculations, mathematicalreasoning, and problem-solving strategies appropriate for grades3-5 Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-OnActivities, Grades 3-5 prepares students to achieve success inthe important area of mathematics. As your students gain anunderstanding of the common core standards, they will buildconfidence in their ability to grasp and manipulate mathematicalconcepts as they move forward to the next level.

Executive Function in Education, Second Edition

From Theory to Practice

Author: Lynn Meltzer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462534554

Category: Education

Page: 396

View: 3923

This groundbreaking volume, now revised and updated, has given thousands of educators and clinicians a deeper understanding of executive function (EF) processes in typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The book elucidates how PreK?12 students develop such key capacities as goal setting, organization, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and self-monitoring. Leading experts in education, neuroscience, and psychology explore the links between EF and academic performance and present practical applications for assessment and instruction. Exemplary practices for supporting students with EF difficulties in particular content areas--reading, writing, and math--are reviewed. ÿ New to This Edition *Expanded coverage of reading--chapters on recent fMRI research findings; working memory and reading; and self-regulation and reading comprehension. *Chapter on early childhood. *Chapter on embedding EF strategies in the curriculum *Updated throughout with a decade's worth of significant advances in research, theory, and educational best practices. ÿ See also Meltzer's authored book Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom, which provides easy-to-implement assessment tools, teaching techniques and activities, and planning aids. ÿ

Implementing Standards-Based Math Instruction

A Casebook for Professional Development, 2nd Edition

Author: Mary Kay Stein,Margaret Schwan Smith,Marjorie A. Henningsen,Edward A. Silver

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775207

Category: Education

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Teachers and teacher educators interested in synthesizing their current practice with new mathematics standards will welcome this highly useful volume. Author Mary Kay Stein and her colleagues at the QUASAR Project at the University of Pittsburgh present prevalent cases of mathematics instruction drawn from their research of nearly 500 classroom lessons. The Mathematical Tasks Framework, developed by the authors and explained thoroughly in the book, offers teachers and teacher educators the means to evaluate instructional decisions, the choice of materials, and learning outcomes, and the case studies afford readers the opportunity to ground these ideas in actual classroom practice. Readers will gain insight about how to foster a challenging, cognitively rich, and exciting classroom climate that propels students toward a richer understanding of mathematics. “If every teacher and teacher educator took the opportunity to study and discuss these cases, students everywhere would know and value mathematics as the national standards have envisioned.” —Susan Loucks-Horsley, Director of Professional Development for the National Institute for Science Education “The power of case discussions can be fully realized using this book as a tool. Equally important, teachers will be highly motivated because they see their own practice mirrored in the cases.” —Carne Barnett, WestEd, San Francisco, CA

Building Positive Behavior Support Systems in Schools, Second Edition

Functional Behavioral Assessment

Author: Deanne A. Crone,Leanne S. Hawken,Robert H. Horner

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462519725

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 6218

A widely used practitioner guide and text, this book presents a blueprint for meeting the challenges of severe problem behavior in grades PreK-8. It shows how to provide effective behavior support for the 1-5% of students who require intensive, individualized intervention. Case examples illustrate step-by-step procedures for identifying student needs using functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and designing, implementing, and evaluating team-based behavior support plans (BSPs). The book also describes how to build school- and districtwide capacity to conduct FBA-BSPs. Reproducible forms and worksheets are included; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition: *Incorporates current FBA-BSP research and best practices. *Chapters on developing districtwide capacity; FBA apps and software; applications for academic problems; and early childhood settings. *Increased attention to FBA-BSP as a Tier III intervention within a multi-tiered framework. See also the authors' less intensive intervention for moderate problem behavior: Responding to Problem Behavior in Schools, Second Edition: The Behavior Education Program. Also available: Dr. Hawken's training DVD, The Behavior Education Program: A Check-In, Check-Out Intervention for Students at Risk, which demonstrates the BEP in action.

Math Games

180 Reproducible Activities to Motivate, Excite, and Challenge Students, Grades 6-12

Author: Judith A. Muschla,Gary Robert Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118040874

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 3731

Math Games offers a dynamic collection of 180 reproducible activity sheets to stimulate and challenge your students in all areas of math - from whole numbers to data analysis - while emphasizing problem solving, critical thinking, and the use of technology for today's curriculum! Each of the book's activities can help you teach students in grades 6 through 12 how to think with numbers, recognize relationships, and make connections between mathematical concepts. You pick the activity appropriate for their needs . . . encourage the use of a calculator . . . or provide further challenges with activities that have multiple answers. Designed to be user friendly, all of the ready-to-use activities are organized into seven convenient sections and printed in a lay-flat format for ease of photocopying as many times as needed.

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

Teaching Developmentally

Author: John A. Van de Walle,Karen S. Karp,Jennifer M. Bay-Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780205690053

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

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It is fun to figure out the puzzle of how children go about making sense of mathematics and then how to help teachers help kids. John A. Van de Walle, Late of Virginia Commonwealth University This is the philosophy behind Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally. This book helps students understand mathematics and become confident in their ability to teach the subject to children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Although he could not have foreseen the changes in mathematics teaching over the last three decades, he was at the forefront of the movement towards a constructivist view of teaching, or teaching developmentally. Constructivism says that children construct their own knowledge. They are not blank slates waiting to absorb whatever the teacher tells them. Teachers must understand both mathematics itself and how students learn mathematics in order to teach it effectively. Learning through problem solving is another major theme of this book. Students solve problems not just to apply mathematics, but also to learn new mathematics.Effective problems will take into account where students are, the problematic or engaging aspect of the problem must be due to the mathematics that the students are to learn and not be diluted by non-mathematical activities such as cutting or pasting, and the problem must require justifications and explanations for answers and methods. Learning then becomes an outcome of the problem solving process. The book also addresses in more detail than any other book on the market the effect that the trends of standards-based education, increased pressure to test, and increased teacher accountability have had on teaching mathematics. He addresses the 2000 NCTM Standards in depth, in Chapter 1 on Teaching Mathematics in the Era of the NCTM Standards, through the NCTM icon that appears in the margins throughout the text, and in two appendices in the back of the book. Chapter 5 on Building Assessment into Instruction has also been heavily revised to focus on increased testing pressure, creating more explicit links between objectives and assessment, and including assessments for students with special needs.Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally is a book for doing math today--for both students who want to become teachers, and the students they will eventually teach. New To This Edition: NEW MyEducationLab icons in every chapter connect topics and ideas from chapter content to related videos, Expanded Lessons, simulations and other activities found on the MyEducationLab website at www.myeducationlab.com. NEW Field Experience Guide Connections is a new box at the end of each chapter that connects content and topics from the chapter with related experiences and activities from the Field Experience Guide. NEW Blackline Masters are updated and revised. Specific, numbered references are provided within each chapter. The full set of Blackline Masters is found in Appendix C and full-size copies of each Blackline Master are available both on MyEducationLab and also within the Field Experience Guide. NEW End-of-Chapter pedagogy is reorganized to include: Reflections On and Resources For. The Reflections On section contains Writing to Learn and For Discussion and Exploration.The Resources For section contains Literature Connections (in Chapters 8-23), Field Experience Guide Connections, Recommended Readings (including books and articles), and Online Resources. NEW Curriculum Focal Points are introduced in Chapter 1 and coverage and connections to chapter content are provided throughout the text. NEW Appendix B: Mathematics Teaching Today (Second Edition of Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics: Teaching Standards). The second edition of the teaching standards (released in 2007) provide a guide to mathematics educators on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for effective mathematics teaching. NEW Expanded Lessons follow the lesson struc

Planting the Seeds of Algebra, 3-5

Explorations for the Upper Elementary Grades

Author: Monica Neagoy

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483379760

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 503

Give your students a foundation of algebra for math success – now and in the future! Students and teachers must become friendly with algebraic foundations, as they have increasingly become the gateway to careers in the STEM fields. Monica Neagoy empowers teachers to embrace algebra and connect it to higher math concepts, tuning you and your students to algebraic thinking, reasoning, and doing. You’ll discover: ?Four explorations to help you weave key algebraic ideas into everyday mathematics Step-by-step lessons from real classrooms that will guide you in teaching concepts and in establishing their relevance and applicability New methods that break down difficult algebraic concepts and build a critical foundation for higher math

Teaching Fractions and Ratios for Understanding

Essential Content Knowledge and Instructional Strategies for Teachers

Author: Susan J. Lamon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135606781

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6674

This popular text addresses the urgent need for curriculum materials that cross traditional boundaries to include many of the elements that are integrated in the teaching/learning enterprise: mathematics content, teacher understanding, student thinking, teaching methods, instructional activities, and assessment. The book pushes readers beyond the limits of their current understanding of rational numbers, challenging them to refine and explain their thinking--without falling back on rules and procedures they have relied on throughout their lives. Written in a conversational and easy to understand style, this is not a textbook as much as it is a resource book. An underlying assumption is that facilitating teacher understanding using the same questions and activities that may be used with children is one way to help teachers build the comfort and confidence they need to begin talking to children about complex ideas. Unlike a textbook that is used to study formal theory and then discarded when it comes to putting ideas into practice, the many problems and activities included to facilitate teacher learning are valuable resources for use in elementary and middle school classrooms. Changes in the second edition include: *even more student work incorporated in every chapter; *discussion of the connectivity between the topics addressed in the book and the elementary and middle school mathematics curricula; *an increased emphasis on measurement; *expansion of some topics, including number sense, percent, scale factors, similarity, and linear graphs; *clarification of the characteristics of ratio and proportions and how to use these to generate discussion with children; and *content-related interview questions for exploring children's thinking. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and curriculum developers in mathematics education, pre-service and in-service teachers of mathematics, those involved in the mathematical and pedagogical preparation of mathematics teachers, and graduate students in mathematics education. The methods and activities it includes have been tested with students in grades 3-8 and with pre-service and in-service teachers and other adults. This text is accompanied by MORE--a supplement that is not merely an answer key but a resource that includes in-depth discussions of all the problems in the text; develops and extends discussion of the issues, teaching problems, and other considerations raised in the chapters; and contains additional problems--with and without solutions--that instructors may find helpful for assessment purposes.

Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in middle school

Author: Michaele F. Chappell,Tina Pateracki

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers of

ISBN: 9780873535601

Category: Mathematics

Page: 58

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Those beginning the journey as teachers of mathematics will encounter challenges both inside and outside the classroom. The Editorial/Author Panel for the Needs of Mathematics Teachers Beginning Their Careers has compiled this volume to help new teachers reach their full potential as mathematics educators, thereby improving the mathematics learning of their students. The featured articles, related thematic ideas, lists of tips and advice, personal testimonies, quick notes, quotable thoughts, and journal pages for taking notes found in this book highlight six broad categories: professional growth, curriculum and instruction, classroom management and organization, classroom-level assessment, equity, and school and community. Middle school mathematics teachers extend the mathematical ideas and understandings that their students bring from their elementary school experience, thereby preparing them for a more in-depth study of mathematics in high school and postsecondary education. This series of articles that offer guidance and advice will assist the beginning middle school teacher in addressing her or his students' needs and helping them develop an appreciation for mathematics.

Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

Research and practice for the 21st century

Author: Merrilyn Goos,Gloria Stillman,Colleen Vale

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741156130

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 8825

Excellent mathematics teachers make a major difference to the learning outcomes of the students they teach. What are the professional skills and knowledge that really matter? Teaching Secondary School Mathematics is a research based introduction to the professional knowledge, attributes and practices needed to teach mathematics well at secondary level. The authors explain the challenges that secondary mathematics teachers face today, and how they can build on the experiences students bring from primary school and from outside the classroom to ensure students develop concepts and skills in mathematical thinking and a positive attitude to mathematics. They outline the secondary mathematical curriculum and methods of assessment, and examine the pedagogical strategies teachers can use to engage student interest in mathematical concepts. They emphasise the importance of working with mathematical reasoning and problem solving, real world applications, and mathematical communication skills. The core mathematical topics covered at secondary level are reviewed, and the authors also explore the issues teachers need to consider with students of diverse backgrounds. 'I highly recommend this book to practising mathematics teachers as well as pre-service teachers. The combination of research and practical teaching ideas ensures current and worthwhile advice for teaching secondary or middle school students.' Dr Judy Anderson, The University of Sydney 'An excellent book - very readable, interspersed with useful tasks which are grounded in attending to effective classroom practices. A much overdue resource for initial teacher preparation courses.' Associate Professor Glenda Anthony, Massey University


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Challenging Behavior in Elementary and Middle School

Author: Barbara Kaiser,Judy Sklar Rasminsky

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205460991

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 7512

Written by an educator and consultant who has spent 30 years working with children and families and a writer who specializes in education issues, Challenging Behaviors in Elementary and Middle School is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for everyone who plans to work-or is currently working-in elementary and middle schools. This new text presents in-depth background information and strategies to help pre-service and practicing teachers understand, prevent, and address the behavior problems foundso often in today's schools.

Elementary Number Theory with Applications

Author: Thomas Koshy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080547091

Category: Mathematics

Page: 800

View: 7084

This second edition updates the well-regarded 2001 publication with new short sections on topics like Catalan numbers and their relationship to Pascal's triangle and Mersenne numbers, Pollard rho factorization method, Hoggatt-Hensell identity. Koshy has added a new chapter on continued fractions. The unique features of the first edition like news of recent discoveries, biographical sketches of mathematicians, and applications--like the use of congruence in scheduling of a round-robin tournament--are being refreshed with current information. More challenging exercises are included both in the textbook and in the instructor's manual. Elementary Number Theory with Applications 2e is ideally suited for undergraduate students and is especially appropriate for prospective and in-service math teachers at the high school and middle school levels. * Loaded with pedagogical features including fully worked examples, graded exercises, chapter summaries, and computer exercises * Covers crucial applications of theory like computer security, ISBNs, ZIP codes, and UPC bar codes * Biographical sketches lay out the history of mathematics, emphasizing its roots in India and the Middle East

TExES Mathematics 4-8 (115), 2nd Ed., Book + Online

Author: Trena Wilkerson

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738612251

Category: Education

Page: 420

View: 3821

Get ready for the TExES Math 4-8 exam with targeted review, end-of-chapter quizzes, expert test-taking strategies, 2 full-length practice tests, and an online graphing calculator tutorial.