Middle Grades Mathematics TextbooksA Benchmarks-Based EvaluationConnected Mathematics |
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Authors: | Glenda Lappan, James T. Fey, William M. Fitzgerald, Susan N. Friel, and Elizabeth Difanis Phillips | |
Publisher: | Dale Seymour Publications | |
Edition: | 1998 | |
Grade Level/ Format: | This series is designed for grades 6, 7, and 8. There are eight modular units for each grade level. | |
Activities: | In a typical unit, students (1) respond to a set of focusing questions to pique curiosity about what they will learn, (2) read the Mathematical Highlights section, which lists goals, (3) work through several investigations that include a theme and problems, which are solved over several days and often in groups, (4) do homework from an Applications-Connections-Extensions section, (5) respond to questions in a Mathematical Reflections Summary, and (6) for some units, complete a final project that is launched at the beginning. | |
Assessment: | Assessment items include check-ups, partner quizzes, projects, unit tests, self-assessment, and question banks. In addition, the Applications-Connections-Extensions can be used for daily assessment. Other tools that guide student learning and can be used for assessment are notebooks, journals, notebook checks, and vocabulary lists. | |
Web Site: | http://www.pearsonlearning.com/
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