

Middle
Grades Mathematics Textbooks
A BenchmarksBased Evaluation
Middle School Math

Authors: 

Randall I. Charles, John A. Dossey, Steven J. Leinwand, Cathy
L. Seeley, and Charles B. Vonder Embse 



Publisher: 

ScottForesmanAddison Wesley 



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. This series may be used in conjunction with Connected
Mathematics (Dale Seymour Publications). 



Activities: 

In a typical chapter, students are introduced to the key math
ideas in the chapter, examine information about realworld application of the mathematics,
and work through a chapter project in which they apply the mathematics learned in the
chapter. Each chapter also includes problem solving activities, technology applications,
and algebra connections. In each lesson, students (1) read a statement of the lesson
objective, its application to real life, and related prior knowledge, (2) work through an
activity designed to set the stage for the lesson, (3) read through a demonstration of the
mathematics skills or procedures, and (4) work through guided and independent practice
exercises. 



Assessment: 

Assessment includes review exercises, guided and independent
practice, quick quizzes, and practice, reteaching, problem solving, and enrichment
worksheets for each lesson. Formal assessments include multiple choice and free response
chapter tests. Other tools for assessment include section reviews, cumulative reviews,
interviews, journals, performance assessments, portfolios, projects, and selfassessments. 



Web Site: 

http://www.phschool.com/math/awsm/index.html 