


Middle
Grades Mathematics Textbooks
A BenchmarksBased Evaluation
Transition Mathematics

Authors: 

Zalman Usiskin, Cathy Hynes Feldman, Suzanne Davis, Sharon
Mallo, Gladys Sanders, David Witonsky, James Flanders, Lydia Polonsky, Susan Porter, and
Steven S. Viktora 



Publisher: 

ScottForesman 



Edition: 

1995 



Grade Level/ Format: 

This material consists of one text designed for grades 6–9 to be used
at one of these grade levels depending on the ability of the students. 



Activities: 

In a typical chapter, students begin with an overview of
chapter objectives, read a commentary on the topic of the lesson and examine related
examples and illustrations, and work through a series of lessons related to the chapter
topic. In each lesson, students (1) read through an explanation or demonstration of the
mathematics concepts or skills, (2) do guided practice in the form of answering questions
about the mathematics, and (3) work through independent practice exercises, including
review and extension exercises. 



Assessment: 

Assessment includes warmups, additional examples, guided and
independent practice, and practice worksheets in each lesson. Formal assessments include
quizzes and chapter tests. Other tools for assessment include progress selftest
questions, chapter reviews, endofunit projects, and optional activities. 



Web Site: 

http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZ1B7 