Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction for Grades 6-8 (Volume III), with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
NEW! The use of color in the figures, tables, and text helps to enhance and clarify the concepts presented.
Teaching Tips. These brief tips offer practical takeaway ideas and instructional suggestions that support teaching and learning.
Stop and Reflect sections. With an eye to reflective thinking as the key to effective learning, these sections ask readers to pause to consider a problem or reflect on what they have read. As these features appear at the end of every chapter in Part 1, they are ideal for use as discussion prompts in professional learning communities.
Big Ideas. Lists of key mathematical ideas appear at the beginning of each chapter and provide a snapshot of the math being presented.
NEW! Activities corresponding to the CCSS have been added. Numerous problem-based tasks, designed to engage students in doing mathematics, are presented in the activities and now connect to the appropriate CCSSs. Most include adaptation and accommodation suggestions for English language learners and students with special needs. Appendix D includes a table listing all of the activities at a glance.
NEW! Tables of Common Errors and Misconceptions help readers avoid or move beyond common problems in learning mathematics. Each chapter in Part 2 includes a new table addressing chapter-related mathematical topics. The tables often include examples of student work or responses that reflect the common errors.
Formative Assessment Notes. These notes describe ways to assess students’ developing knowledge and understanding, and can also help teachers improve their understanding of how to best help students through targeted instruction.
Technology Notes. These notes provide practical information about how technology can be used to help students learn the content in the section.
Standards for Mathematical Practice Notes. Connections to the eight Standards of Mathematical Practice from the CCSS are highlighted in the margins.
Expanded Lessons. The activities in the book are written in a brief format to avoid detracting from the flow of ideas. But in each chapter, one or more activities have been expanded it into a complete lesson plan, following the before, during, after structure described in Chapter 2.
Common Core State Standards Appendices. The mathematical practices outlined in the CCSSs are described in Chapter 1; examples are highlighted throughout the content chapters in Part 2 through margin notes; and Appendix A outlines the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice.
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