Resource Summary

This book, designed for elementary and middle-school classrooms, provides instructional guidance, a collection of lessons and blackline masters, suggestions for authentic assessment, and ideas for school-wide projects. The thirty-five lessons promote an investigative style of teaching and learning;spark investigations that require active participation and group cooperation;develop students numeracy;make use of readily available hands-on materials to promote visualization and internalization of new concepts;emphasize students active construction of meaning; and support the goals of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards.The real-world quality of many of the lessons makes them an excellent motivational tool. Connections are made between math ideas and other subject areas, and many of the lessons tie in with children's literature. ISBN: 978-0201817492