

Middle
Grades Mathematics Textbooks
A BenchmarksBased Evaluation
Heath Passport

Authors: 

Roland E. Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, and Lee
Stiff 



Publisher: 

McDougal Littell 



Edition: 

1996 



Grade Level/ Format: 

This series is designed for grades 6, 7, and 8. The books are
labeled Heath Passport to Mathematics: An Integrated Approach (Book 1 and Book 2) for grades 6 and 7 respectively,
and Heath Passport to Algebra and Geometry: An Integrated Approach (Book 3) for grade 8. 



Activities: 

In a typical chapter, students
begin with an introduction to the chapter theme and objectives, work in small groups on
handson investigations designed to extend mathematics, and work through a chapter project
(in Books 1 and 2). In each lesson, students (1) read about lesson goals and why they are
important, (2) read through a demonstration of the mathematics skills or procedures, and
(3) work through guided and independent practice exercises, including review and extension
exercises. 



Assessment: 

Assessment includes a problem of the day, warm up exercises,
and practice and reteaching worksheets for each lesson. Formal assessments include
quizzes, midchapter tests, and chapter tests. Other tools for assessment include labs,
projects, and partner quizzes, and suggestions for math logs and journals. 



Web Site: 

http://www.mcdougallittell.com/ 