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Math Starters

5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Grades 6-12
2. Aufl.
 22,99 € Verlag: Jossey-Bass Format: EPUB Veröffentl.: 22.08.2013 ISBN/EAN: 9781118690741 Sprache: englisch Anzahl Seiten: 448

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Titelbeschreibung

A revised edition of the bestselling activities guide for math teachers Now updated with new math activities for computers and mobile devices—and now organized by the Common Core State Standards—this book includes more than 650 ready-to-use math starter activities that get kids quickly focused and working as soon as they enter the classroom. Ideally suited for any math curriculum, these high-interest problems spark involvement in the day's lesson, help students build skills, and allow teachers to handle daily management tasks without wasting valuable instructional time. A newly updated edition of a bestselling title Ideal for math teachers in grades six through twelve Includes more than 650 ready-to-use starter problems

Inhaltsverzeichnis

About the Authors xxv Acknowledgments xxvii About This Book xxix Standards and Problems Chart xxxi PART 1: MAKING MATH STARTERS PART OF YOUR PROGRAM 1 The Value of Math Starters 3 Starting Class with a Math Starter 3 Purpose and Value of a Math-Starter Notebook 4 The Value of Written Explanations 7 Cooperative Problem Solving Using Math Starters 7 Organizing Groups for Problem Solving 7 The Value of Sharing and Discussion 11 Using Problem-Solving Strategies 11 Evaluation 14 Checklists 14 Point Systems 14 Quizzes That Include Math Starters 15 Review of Math-Starter Notebooks 15 Student Participation 15 Portfolios 15 A FinalWord 15 PART 2: MATH STARTERS 17 Section 1: Whole Numbers and Integers: Theory and Operations 19 Section 2: Rational Numbers: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents 51 Section 3: Algebra and Beyond 101 Section 4: Functions 163 Section 5: Geometry 185 Section 6: Statistics, Probability, and Data Analysis 281 Section 7: Number and Quantity 319 Section 8: Potpourri 335 Answer Key 363

Autorenportrait

Judith A. Muschla taught mathematics in South River, New Jersey, for over twenty-five years. Along with teaching and writing, she has been a member of the State Standards Review Panel for the Mathematics Core Curriculum Content Standards in New Jersey. Gary Robert Muschla taught at Appleby School in Spotswood, New Jersey, for more than twenty-five years. His specialties include mathematics at the middle school level, reading, and writing. Judith and Gary have coauthored several very successful math activity books, including The Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit, Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, and The Math Teacher's Book of Lists. Erin Muschla-Berry teaches eighth grade math at Monroe Township Middle School in Monroe, New Jersey, and has collaborated with Judith and Gary on four previous math books, including Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8.

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This second edition of Math Starters!—the go-to guide for getting students excited about math—has been revised and updated to align with the Common Core State Standards. Written for math instructors who teach grades six through twelve, Math Starters! includes more than 650 quick, ready-to-use activities that get kids focused and working as soon as they enter the classroom. The new edition also includes a wealth of math activities for computers and mobile devices. The problems in Math Starters! address a wide variety of math topics, including Whole Numbers and Integers: Theory and Operations Rational Numbers: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Algebra and Beyond Functions Geometry Statistics, Probability, and Data Analysis Number and Quantity Measurement, Platonic Solids, Patterns, Fractals, Figurate Numbers, Symmetry, and more Ideally suited for today's math curriculum, the high-interest problems in Math Starters! spark involvement in the day's lesson, help students build skills, and allow teachers to handle daily management tasks without wasting valuable instructional time. "Math Starters! provides a wealth of exemplary, motivational challenges designed to immediately engage students in important mathematical analysis and reasoning, and essential daily thinking practice for all learners. With a content thread aligned with the Common Core State Standards, the authors offer effective strategies and questioning techniques that establish critical connections between concepts and skills." —Deborah L. Ives, past president, Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey; visiting assistant professor, Montclair State University, New Jersey

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