Math Wise Over 100 Hands On Activities that Promote Real Math Understanding Grades K 8

Author: James L. Overholt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470583418
Format: PDF, Docs
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A fun, easy-to-implement collection of activities that give elementary and middle-school students a real understanding of key math concepts Math is a difficult and abstract subject for many students, yet teachers need to make sure their students comprehend basic math concepts. This engaging activity book is a resource teachers can use to give students concrete understanding of the math behind the questions on most standardized tests, and includes information that will give students a firm grounding to work with more advanced math concepts. Contains over 100 activities that address topics like number sense, geometry, computation, problem solving, and logical thinking. Includes projects and activities that are correlated to National Math Education Standards Activities are presented in order of difficulty and address different learning styles Math Wise! is a key resource for teachers who want to teach their students the fundamentals that drive math problems.

Mathwise

Author: Arthur A. Hyde
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435083113
Format: PDF
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Mathwise, written especially for teachers in grades three through six, introduces teachers to a broad view of what it means for students to do mathematics. Arthur and Pamela Hyde explore the powerful kinds of mathematical thinking that students are capable of doing and offer exciting approaches, methods, and strategies for teaching that will foster this capability. By building a bridge between students' lives and the key concepts of the curriculum, Mathwise helps teachers make mathematics a meaningful part of their students' world.

Math Wise

Author: James L. Overholt
Publisher: Addison Wesley
ISBN: 9780876285558
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This varied collection of 120 fun, easy-to-teach math activities and reproducible worksheets focuses on basic math concepts rather than mastery of computation alone. The full math scope and sequence for grades 3-8 is covered with NCTM guidelines and using concrete, representational, and abstract methods.

Mathwise Algebra Book 1 with Answer Key

Author: Peter L Wise
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997283518
Format: PDF, Mobi
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MathWise workbooks are unique in that they give interactive instruction as students are working on math problems. Speech bubbles give insights, hints, and observations in measured doses-not all at once, so that students don't lose attention or get overloaded. Answer frames foster good technique-they ensure that students solve problems in steps and show their work. This is especially important in algebra, because the steps are essential components of the process, yet students want to solve equations mentally. Number sense and sound mathematical thinking are emphasized throughout. In addition to learning the concepts, students develop power with numbers and understand how and why math works the way it does. These books are skill-specific-not grade specific. Challenge problems are sprinkled throughout the books to stretch students' thinking and to help them grow in their problem-solving skills. MathWise books can be used to supplement any curriculum. They can be used for remediation with higher grades, and they can be used for enrichment with lower grades. They can also be used to pre-teach concepts or to review material that was previously presented. Students often say that the MathWise books helped them to really understand the material for the first time. The layout, explanations, tips and tricks, sequence of instruction, and mathematical connections presented in these books all contribute to the success of the curriculum. The material in the MathWise books took over 14 years to create and design. These books have been used, tested, and critiqued in the classroom for over a decade.

Mathwise Linear Equations

Author: Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist Department of Endocrinology Peter Wise
Publisher: Mathwise Curriculum Press
ISBN: 9780997283501
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Master the fundamentals of linear equations, grow in mathematical thinking skills, gain proficiency with number sense, and understand how and why math works the way it does. MathWise Linear Equations will help teach and explain basic, as well as progressively advanced, graphing skills. The fun, comic-style format appeals to a wide range of students. Speech bubbles are used throughout to give hints and explanations while students are solving math problems. MathWise Linear Equations starts with the basics of graphing and line slopes and progresses gradually to cover increasingly advanced topics such as solving for intercepts, Standard Form equations, Point Slope equations, linear inequalities, and systems of equations. Tips and Tricks Students have found the tips and tricks to be helpful and memorable, and they have also found that they add interest and excitement to their math studies. Speech Bubbles with Teacher Insights Speech bubbles are used to provide guidance, point out insights, or give helpful hints as students are solving math problems. Students learn best by doing, and the instruction given in the speech bubbles is designed to (1) sharpen students' powers of observation, (2) increase number sense, and (3) instruct in digestible chunks. Simplicity of Instruction Concepts are explained clearly and simply. Every page (excluding review pages or quizzes) has a specific focus. Most pages have generous amounts of white space to keep students focused. Movement is from the simple to the increasingly complex. Step-By-Step Procedures Students learn best when given explicit, step-by-step instruction. When several steps are involved, the steps are numbered. This makes learning much more logical and memorable. Depth and Complexity Logical-Sequential Instruction Math problems are presented in a logical sequence, so that previous problems contribute to students' abilities to solve future problems. The order in which math problems are presented is critical to promoting number sense. Note: This edition comes with an answer key at the back.

Mathwise Integers with Answer Key

Author: Peter L. Wise
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997283525
Format: PDF, Docs
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MathWise books are different from most math workbooks for students. Math textbooks and workbooks typically have a mini-lecture at the beginning of each lesson, and then have pages of problems. Students often get impatient with the explanations and have difficulty knowing how to proceed to work the problems. The format looks dry and boring, and students lose interest. MathWise Integers teaches integer addition/subtraction through the Same Sign Rule and the Opposite Sign Rule, but also through visual manipulatives: traditional horizontal number lines, elevator-style number lines, and counters. The rules, visual manipulatives, and the problems themselves are designed to strengthen mathematical reasoning. Additional concepts include: substitution with integers, negative one as a sign switcher, integer multiplication/division, fact families with integers, basic inequalities, multiplication with negative fractions, negative numbers with exponents, and absolute value. Concept Quizzes are used throughout to test/review students' conceptual knowledge of integers. MathWise workbooks are unique in that they give interactive instruction as students are working on math problems. Speech bubbles give insights, hints, and observations in measured doses-not all at once, so that students don't lose attention or get overloaded. Answer frames foster good technique-they ensure that students solve problems in steps and show their work. Number sense and sound mathematical thinking are emphasized throughout. In addition to learning the concepts, students develop power with numbers and understand how and why math works the way it does. These books are skill-specific-not grade specific. Challenge problems are sprinkled throughout the books to stretch students' thinking and to help them grow in their problem-solving skills. MathWise books can be used to supplement any curriculum. They can be used for remediation with higher grades, and they can be used for enrichment with lower grades. They can also be used to pre-teach concepts or to review material that was previously presented. Students often say that the MathWise books helped them to really understand the material for the first time. The layout, explanations, tips and tricks, sequence of instruction, and mathematical connections presented in these books all contribute to the success of the curriculum. The material in the MathWise books took over 14 years to create and design. These books have been used, tested, and critiqued in the classroom for over a decade. "

MathWise Fractions

Author: Peter L. Wise
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500584542
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Skill Set Instruction, Practice and Enrichment • Fresh, out-of-the-box instruction style that is fun, wacky & effective • Focuses on single skill sets • Develops solid number sense • Challenge problems throughout Master the fundamentals of fractions, grow in mathematical thinking skills, gain proficiency with number sense, and understand how and why math works the way it does. MathWise Fractions, Books 1 and 2 will help teach and explain basic, as well as progressively advanced, fraction skills. The fun, comic-style format appeals to a wide range of students. Speech bubbles are used throughout to give hints and explanations while students are solving math problems. Fractions, Book 2 continues where Book 1 left off and includes material on least common multiple, fraction addition/subtraction, canceling common factors, fraction division, multiplying/dividing mixed numbers, converting fractions to decimals, comparing fractions, fraction regrouping, and fraction estimation. Additional advanced fraction enrichment material is presented: complex fractions, fraction division challenge problems, and shortcuts for comparing special fractions. This series of books is designed to be unique and to catch kids' attention in special ways: Tips and Tricks Students have found tips and tricks to be not only helpful and memorable, but also interesting and motivating. Speech Bubbles with Teacher Insights Speech bubbles are used to provide guidance, point out insights, or give helpful hints as students are solving math problems. Students learn best by doing, and the instruction given in the speech bubbles is designed to (1) sharpen students' powers of observation, (2) increase number sense, and (3) instruct in digestible chunks. Simplicity of Instruction Concepts are explained clearly and simply. Every page (excluding review pages or quizzes) has a specific focus. Most pages have generous amounts of white space to keep students focused. Movement is from the simple to the increasingly complex. Step-By-Step Procedures Students learn best when given explicit, step-by-step instruction. When several steps are involved, they are numbered. This makes learning much more logical and memorable. Depth and Complexity Throughout the book there are challenge problems to stretch students' thinking. Logical-Sequential Instruction Math problems are presented in a logical sequence, so that previous problems contribute to students' abilities to solve future problems. The order in which math problems are presented plays an important role in promoting number sense. Answer Key, available separately, is expected to be ready by Nov of 2014.

New Trends in Astronomy Teaching

Author: L. Gouguenheim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521623735
Format: PDF, ePub
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A stimulating review of new trends in astronomy teaching - by experts in teaching astronomy at all levels, from around the world.

Computer Aided Assessment of Mathematics

Author: Chris Sangwin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191635863
Format: PDF, ePub
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Assessment is a key driver in mathematics education. This book examines computer aided assessment (CAA) of mathematics in which computer algebra systems (CAS) are used to establish the mathematical properties of expressions provided by students in response to questions. In order to automate such assessment, the relevant criteria must be encoded and, in articulating precisely the desired criteria, the teacher needs to think very carefully about the goals of the task. Hence CAA acts as a vehicle to examine assessment and mathematics education in detail and from a fresh perspective. One example is how it is natural for busy teachers to set only those questions that can be marked by hand in a straightforward way, even though the constraints of paper-based formats restrict what they do and why. There are other kinds of questions, such as those with non-unique correct answers, or where assessing the properties requires the marker themselves to undertake a significant computation. It is simply not sensible for a person to set these to large groups of students when marking by hand. However, such questions have their place and value in provoking thought and learning. This book, aimed at teachers in both schools and universities, explores how, in certain cases, different question types can be automatically assessed. Case studies of existing systems have been included to illustrate this in a concrete and practical way.

Effective Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and Its Applications

Author: Peter Kahn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135726906
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education series is packed with up-to-date advice, guidance and expert opinion on teaching in the key subjects in higher education today, and is backed up by the authority of the Institute for Learning and Teaching. This book covers all of the key issues surrounding the effective teaching of maths- a key subject in its own right, and one that forms an important part of many other disciplines. The book includes contributions from a wide range of experts in the field, and has a broad and international perspective.