

Middle
Grades Mathematics Textbooks
A BenchmarksBased Evaluation
Mathematics Plus

Authors: 

Grace M. Burton, Martha H. Hopkins, Howard C. Johnson, Jerome
D. Kaplan, Leonard M. Kennedy, and Karen A. Schultz 



Publisher: 

Harcourt Brace & Company 



Edition: 

1994 



Grade Level/ Format: 

This series is designed for grades 6, 7, and 8. The books are
labeled Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8. 



Activities: 

In a typical chapter, students read a brief passage relevant
to the mathematics concepts in the chapter and engage in a discussion with the teacher
about related mathematics connections and prior knowledge. Each chapter also includes
supplemental manipulative activities, a teamwork project designed to apply the mathematics
in the chapter, and math fun activities and challenges. In each lesson, students (1) read
an opening passage with reallife examples and illustrations of the mathematics ideas, (2)
answer related questions, and (3) work through guided and independent practice exercises.
Some lessons include problem solving, and computer connections, visual thinking, critical thinking, and multicultural connections activities. 



Assessment: 

Assessment includes review options (quick check and double
check), guided and independent practice exercises, an oral wrap up, and reteaching,
practice, and enrichment worksheets for each lesson. Optional pretests and posttests, and
cumulative reviews, chapter reviews, and chapter tests are intended for formal assessment.
Other assessment tools include suggestions for performance assessments and portfolios. 



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