Math Essentials, High School Level: Lessons and Activities for Test Preparation

Math Essentials, High School Level: Lessons and Activities for Test Preparation

by Frances McBroom Thompson Ed.D.
     
 

Math Essentials, High School Level gives high school math teachers the tools they need to help prepare all types of students (including gifted and learning disabled) for standards-based mathematics testing. This dynamic book covers thirty key objectives found in a typical secondary mathematics curriculum, including algebraic thinking; graphs, statistics and

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Math Essentials, High School Level gives high school math teachers the tools they need to help prepare all types of students (including gifted and learning disabled) for standards-based mathematics testing. This dynamic book covers thirty key objectives found in a typical secondary mathematics curriculum, including algebraic thinking; graphs, statistics and probability; linear and quadratic functions and their properties; and geometry and measurement with applications. Each objective contains three lessons: manipulative, pictorial, and independent practice. Lessons include worksheets or patterns and answer keys, and each section ends with a practice test and answer key.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787966034
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/21/2005
Series:
J-B Ed: Test Prep Series, #72
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
791,791
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.09(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"This volume should be highly useful to all mathematics educators concerned with increasing the achievement of students faced with high-stake tests based on currently accepted standards."
—David E. Boliver, professor of mathematics and statistics, University of Central Oklahoma

"The well-designed sequences of activities proceeding from the concrete to pictorial to symbolic provide the needed structure for helping students who struggle with high school math."
—Bill Juraschek, associate professor, University of Colorado at Denver

"The detailed step format helps both the novice and seasoned teacher appreciate the representations of algebraic, statistical, and geometric symbolism."
—Catheryne Draper, president, The Math Studio, Inc.

"The expertise that Dr. Thompson supplies to the field of secondary mathematics teaching is phenomenal. Math Essentials is a resource that will save countless hours of research and preparation."
—Jim Wohlgehagen, secondary mathematics coordinator, Plano ISD, Plano, Texas

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Meet the Author

Frances McBroom Thompson, Ed.D., is professor of mathematics at Texas Woman's University. She has taught mathematics in junior and senior high schools and served as a K-12 mathematics specialist, and she is now an educational consultant for grades K-12. Dr. Thompson received her doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Georgia, and she is the author of numerous books including Hands-On Math!, Hands-On Algebra!, and Math Essentials, Middle School Level (all published by Jossey-Bass).

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