Making Math Connections: Using Real-World Applications With Middle School Students / Edition 2

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These high-interest math investigations will help students see math as a vital, meaningful tool in their daily lives both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Editorial Reviews

Steven P. Isaak
"Integrates mathematics into a variety of subject areas and real life settings, providing motivation for students to want to learn the material being presented. The book also uses a variety of activities to promote learning for students with different interests and learning styles. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412937658
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Hope Martin is an innovative mathematics teacher with over 40 years of experience. Having worked with children in elementary, middle school, and high school, and with teachers in local universities, she is currently a private consultant facilitating workshops across the United States and Canada. Hope, who was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, began her teaching career in Skokie, Illinois and obtained her Masters Degree in Mathematics Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Hope’s personal experiences and knowledge of educational learning theories have convinced her that students learn mathematics more effectively when they are active participants and see its relevance to their own lives.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Alignment With NCTM Standards
1. Our Earth: Natural Disasters
Additional Reading
Internet Web Sites
2. Physics, Formulas, and Math
Sports Balls and Density
Swings of the Pendulum
Roller Coasters: How Fast Are We Falling?
Additional Reading
Internet Web Sites
3. Our Body Systems, Forensics, and Math
Our Remarkable Heart
The Sum of the Parts: How Long Is Your Digestive System?
Find Your Body's Ratios
Forensics and the Human Skeleton
Fingerprints: A Unique Classification
Additional Reading
4. Quilts, Tessellations, and Three-Dimensional Geometry
The Geometry of Quilts
The Hawaiian Quilt Square
Semi-Regular Tessellations: Designs and Angles
Platonic Solids: Designs in Three Dimensions
Additional Reading
Internet Web Sites
5. The Stock Market Project
How to Read a Stock Listing and Deciding on a Stock
First Week to Buy Stock
Week-to-Week Stock Market
Sell Week
Buying More Stock
Our Final Sell Week
Additional Reading
Internet Web Sites
6. Math and Literature
Looking for Math in Poetry: Capture-Recapture: How Many Beans?
Looking for Math in Poetry: Flavors of Ice Cream
Looking for Math in Poetry: Overdue Book Fines
Traveling to Lilliput: How Little Were the Lilliputians?
A Million Is a Very Big Number: Spending $1,000,000
A Million Is a Very Big Number: How Big a Box Do We Need for 1,000,000 Pennies?
A Million Is a Very Big Number: A Million Stars
Additional Reading
Internet Web Sites
Resource A: Alternatives to Traditional Assessment
Resource B: Design Your Own Lessons

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