


Middle
Grades Mathematics Textbooks
A BenchmarksBased Evaluation
Mathematics: Applications and
Connections

Authors: 

William Collins, Linda Dritsas, Patricia FreyMason, Arthur
C. Howard, Kay McClain, David D. Molina, Beatrice MooreHarris, Jack Ott, Ronald S.
Pelfrey, Jack Price, Barbara Smith, and Patricia S. Wilson 



Publisher: 

Glencoe/McGrawHill 



Edition: 

1998 



Grade Level/ Format: 

This series is designed for grades 6, 7, and 8. The books are
labeled Course 1, Course 2, and Course 3. 



Activities: 

In a typical chapter, students study the context for the
mathematics in the chapter and participate in a chapter project for applying the
mathematics. Each chapter also includes activities engaging students in estimation
strategies, decision making, cooperative learning, and mental math. In each lesson,
students (1) read the objectives of the lessons, which may be followed by a short
discussion of a reallife context for the mathematics, (2) work through a series of
examples, and (3) apply their understanding of the objectives through guided practice and
independent practice, including mixed review, problem solving, and applications. 



Assessment: 

Assessment includes fiveminute checks, guided and
independent practice, and study guide, practice, and enrichment worksheets for each
lesson. Midchapter reviews, study guide and reviews, chapter tests, and academic skills
tests are used for formal assessment of chapters. Other tools for assessment include
chapter projects and suggestions for journals, portfolios, and performance assessments. 



Web Site: 

http://www.glencoe.com 