ERIC Number: ED495584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-19
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Key Concepts in Mathematics: Strengthening Standards Practice in Grades 6-12. Second Edition
McNamara, Timothy J.
Helping teachers envision how math standards can be integrated into the secondary classroom, this book presents engaging activities and ready-to-use lessons aligned with NCTM content and process standards. This user-friendly book by mathematics educator Timothy J. McNamara is filled with a generous collection of lessons for each of the ten NCTM standards, with many activities that address multiple standards, and numerous practical suggestions for extending the lessons beyond the curriculum. In addition, this updated resource combines standards-based mathematics and technology by incorporating TI-73 Explorer and TI-83 Plus graphing calculator applications and programs. Each chapter offers: (1) Ready-to-use lessons, hands-on activities, practical suggestions, and an abundance of "good problems;" (2) Suggestions for integrating multiple topics and concepts in each lesson; and (3) Strategies to strengthen student engagement, understanding, and retention by building connections among mathematics topics. Following a preface, this book contains two parts. Part I, Curriculum Content Standards, presents: (1) Number and Operations; (2) Algebra; (3) Geometry; (4) Measurement; (5) Data Analysis; and Probability. Part II, Thematic Organizing Standards, concludes with: (6) Problem Solving; (7) Reasoning and Proof; (8) Communication; (9) Connections; and (10) Representation. This book also contains an appendix: Worksheet Blackline Masters, a glossary, and an index.
Descriptors: Probability, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Analysis, Graphing Calculators, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education, Mathematical Concepts, Class Activities, Lesson Plans, Academic Standards, Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Mathematical Applications, Problem Solving
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