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Middle Grades Mathematics Textbooks

A Benchmarks-Based Evaluation

Math Advantage

Authors: Grace M. Burton, Evan M. Maletsky, George W. Bright, Sonia M. Helton, Loye Y. (Mickey) Hollis, Howard C. Johnson, Evelyn M. Neufeld, Vicki Newman, Terence H. Perciante, Karen A. Schultz, and Muriel Burger Thatcher
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
Edition: 1998
Grade Level/ Format: This series is designed for grades 6, 7, and 8. The books are labeled Middle School I, Middle School II, and Middle School III.
Activities: In a typical chapter, students read an interesting story related to the mathematical ideas and objectives of the chapter and participate in a team-up project. Each chapter also includes a lab activity and other cooperative learning opportunities. In each lesson, students (1) read about the objective of the lesson and its connection to real life, (2) read a brief discussion of the mathematics skill or procedure, followed by examples and critical thinking questions, and (3) complete guided practice and independent practice problem sets, including problem solving applications.
Assessment: Assessment includes daily assessments such as problems of the day, quick checks, guided practice and independent practice exercises, daily quizzes, and reteach, practice, and enrichment worksheets. Formal chapter assessments include chapter reviews and chapter tests, study guide & reviews, and cumulative reviews and tests. Other tools for assessment include pretest options, performance assessment checklists and interviews, chapter projects, and suggestions for portfolios, journals, and student self-assessment.
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