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

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

by Hope Martin
     
 

Students often fail to make the connection between "school math" and their everyday lives, becoming passive recipients of isolated, memorized rules and formulas. This remarkable new resource will help students become active problem-solvers who see mathematics as a meaningful tool that can be used outside the classroom.

Hope Martin applies more than 40 years of

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Overview

Students often fail to make the connection between "school math" and their everyday lives, becoming passive recipients of isolated, memorized rules and formulas. This remarkable new resource will help students become active problem-solvers who see mathematics as a meaningful tool that can be used outside the classroom.

Hope Martin applies more than 40 years of teaching experience to developing a myriad of high-interest, meaningful math investigations. Using a teacher-friendly format, she shows educators how to integrate into the math curriculum engaging, everyday topics, such as forensics, natural disasters, tessellations, the stock market, and literature.

This project-based resource encourages cooperative, interactive learning experiences that not only help students make connections between various math skills but also make important connections to the real world. Aligned to NCTM standards, these mathematical applications are broken down into complete units focusing on different topics. Each chapter includes:

  • Background information on the topic
  • Step-by-step procedures for math investigations
  • Assessment strategies
  • Journal questions
  • Reproducible worksheets
  • Additional related readings and Internet Web sites

By increasing their awareness of meaningful everyday applications, students will learn to use math as an essential tool in their daily lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412937665
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,382,432
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Alignment with NCTM standards
1Our Earth : natural disasters1
2Physics, formulas, and math35
3Our body systems, forensics, and math57
4Quilts, tessellations, and three-dimensional geometry91
5The stock market project119
6Math and literature149
Resource AAlternatives to traditional assessment185
Resource BDesign your own lessons188

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