Introduction to Connections: Grades 6-8

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NCTM's Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly, reassuring advice and ready-to-use examples to any teacher ready to embrace the Process Standards.

In Introduction to Connections, Cynthia W. Langrall, Sherry L. Meier, Edward S. Mooney, and ...

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Overview


NCTM's Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly, reassuring advice and ready-to-use examples to any teacher ready to embrace the Process Standards.

In Introduction to Connections, Cynthia W. Langrall, Sherry L. Meier, Edward S. Mooney, and Honi J. Bamberger familiarize you with ways to help students see the relationships between and among mathematical skills and content. They offer an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching, including strategies that help students build upon and link mathematical thinking across units by recognizing connections among math concepts, real-world applications, and other content areas.

The book and accompanying CD-ROM are filled with activities that are

  • modifiable for immediate use with students of all levels
  • customizable to match your specific lessons.

In addition, a correlation guide helps you match the math content you teach with the mathematical processes it utilizes.

If your students aren't making mathematical connections, or if you're simply looking for ways to work the connections standard into your curriculum, read, dog-ear, and teach with Introduction to Connections. And if you'd like to learn about any of NCTM's process standards, or you're looking for classroom-tested ways to address them, look no further than Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. You'll find them explained in the most understandable and practical way: from one teacher to another.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325012407
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 4/3/2008
  • Series: Math Process Standards Series, Grades 6-8 Series
  • Edition description: Includes CD-ROM
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,446,042
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan O'Connell is the coauthor of Putting the Practices Into Action, Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction, and Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division. She served as editor of Heinemann's popular Math Process Standards series and was the author of its Introduction to Problem Solving and Introduction to Communication books. Sue also wrote the bestselling Now I Get It (Heinemann 2005). Sue O'Connell has years of experience as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist, district school improvement specialist, and university PDS coordinator. She is a nationally known speaker and education consultant, providing math professional development for schools and districts across the country.

Cynthia W. Langrall is coauthor of Introduction to Connections, Grades 6 - 8, part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. She is a professor in the Mathematics Department at Illinois State University. A former classroom teacher, she now teaches undergraduate and graduate students and works with teachers in professional development settings. She conducts research in mathematics education and has been published widely in journals and books.

Sherry L. Meier is coauthor of Introduction to Connections, Grades 6 - 8, part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. She is an associate professor of mathematics education at Illinois State University. She worked for sixteen years in K - 12 public schools, supervising teachers in math. Her research interests include interdisciplinary instruction, assessment, and mathematical problem solving at the middle school level.

Edward S. Mooney is coauthor of Introduction to Connections, Grades 6 - 8, part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. He is an associate professor of mathematics education at Illinois State University. His research focuses on middle school students' understanding of statistics and probability. Prior to entering postsecondary education, he was a middle school mathematics teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Honi J. Bamberger is coauthor of Math Misconceptions and Activities to Undo Math Misconceptions, as well as Introduction to Connections (PreK - 2, 3 - 5, and 6 - 8), part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. She is a professor in the department of mathematics at Towson University. A former classroom teacher, she is a mathematics education researcher, the author of numerous other books and articles, and a nationally recognized speaker on math education.

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Table of Contents

NCTM Process Standards and Expectations

Introduction The Connections Standard 1

1 Developing Connections in Grades 6-8 8

2 Mathematical Ideas Interconnect and Build Upon One Another 20

3 Connections Across the Content Standards 28

4 Mathematics Connections to Other Disciplines 50

5 Mathematics Connections in Everyday Experiences 68

6 Assessment of the Connections Standard 74

Conclusion: Making Connections 101

Resources to Support Teachers 103

References 105

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