Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8

Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8

by Hope M. Martin

Hardcover(Second Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412949774
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/13/2007
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
NCTM Standards Table
1. Investigations: Estimation, Large Numbers, and Numeration
Introduction
$1,000,000 Long
How Many Strides to Walk Around the Earth?
Rectangles and Factors
Venn Diagrams: LCM and GCF
Dessert for a Crowd
5 x 5 Puzzle Cents
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Music and Fractions
Mathematical Palindromes
2. Active Algebra
Introduction
Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Algebra Jokes
The M & M Mystery
Algebra Match
Inequality Number Line Match
Mind Reading or Algebra?
3. Geometry: Our Mathematical Window to the World
Introduction
Folding a Tangram
Making a Tangram Quilt
Pentominoes
Open-Top Boxes
Explorations With Cereal Boxes
The Painted Cube
Cubes That Grow
4. The Measure of Mathematics
Introduction
Just How Big Is the Statue of Liberty?
Gummi Worms
What Happened 1,000,000 Seconds Ago?
How Long Would It Take to Walk to China? —Through the Center of the Earth
Shoe Length vs. Height
Eggs Ceterea
5. Data Collection and Probability
Introduction
Super Survey
What Is Your Favorite Subject?
Stars of the NBA
Dice and Probability
Is This Game Fair?
Dinosaurs and Probability
Interactive Web Sites to Make Math/Technology Connections
Bibliography

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