MATHEMATICS 

GRADE 
LEVEL TITLE
AUTHOR Book # 
MIDDLE
SCHOOL 

58 3 . 2 . 1 Contact Children’s
Television M52 
Workshop 
This guide examines the science and
mathematics behind a topic currently in the 
news such as
overpopulation of the planet, alternative energy sources, effect of 
drugs on the
brain, water pollution, AIDS, and DNA. 

38 Animals
As Our Companions NCTM M40 

The sixth
annual World’s Largest Math Event was held on April 28, 2000. 
The
theme was “Animals as Our Companions.” Since we share the planet with 
animals,
even animals in the wild are our companions. This year’s theme 
encourages
students to explore the mathematics of animals, from using 
geometry
to construct a doghouse to using decimals to compare the 
sprinting
seeds of wild animals. 

K12 Architecture in Education: Foundation of Architecure M51 Philadelphia 
The concepts in this program
reflect three broad areas of study: 
perceptual,
social and technological. This is a comprehensive approach 
to learning
and forms the basis for the interdisciplinary, sequential 
character of
the program. 

68 Balanced
Assessment for Mathematics Dale
Seymore Publishing M14 
M15 
This
package offers a wide range of assessment tasks that allow students 
to
demonstrate their ability to reason and communicate mathematically. 
Mathematics content covered is geometry; patterns and
function; data 
analysis;
statistics and probability, number and quantity; algebra and functions. 

68 Boxes,
Squares & Other Things Marion
Walter M1 

This unit
describes an experience in informal geometry that is 
based chiefly on work with construction paper and milk
cartons. 

K6 Build It! Festival GEMS 
Philip
Gonsalves M36 
Jaine
Kopp 
Weaving mathematics concepts into engaging, handson
construction activities, 
this GEMS festival guide includes a wide assortment of
classroom learningstation 
activities that emphasize construction, geometric
challenges, and spatial visualization. 
Introductory activities, such as Architect/Builder,
involve students in free exploration 
of materials and lay the foundation for such mathematical
challenges as 
CreateAShape, Dowel Designs, Polyhedra, Symmetry,
Tangrams, and 
What Comes Next? 

68 Covering and Surrounding Dale Seymore Publishing M18 

Covering and Surrounding involves finding areas
and perimeters of various 
figures
and shapes. Students will learn mathematical ideas and techniques that 
can
help you answer questions about the size of something. 

36 Fabulous Fractions AIMS M19 

Fabulous
Fractions provides handson experiences using five helpful models to

develop
meaningful and indepth understanding of fractions. Some of the ideas 
students
will explore include: ability to recognize fractional numbers as equal parts 
of
a whole and as equal parts of a group or set; understanding the relative size 
of
fractions; ability to recognize and name equivalent fractions; experience
with 
operations
on fractions in problem solving. 


K9 Family
Math Jean
Kerr Stenmark, M42 
Virginia Thompson 
Ruth Cossey 
Handson activities using household supplies that parents and their 
children can do to together to enhance mathematical skills. 

68 Filling and Wrapping Dale Seymore Publishing M21 

Filling and Wrapping looks at
two different measures involved in packaging. Students 
explore
how much material it takes to fill a package and how much packaging 
material
is needed to wrap a project. 

49 Finding Your Bearings AIMS M22 

Finding Your Bearings contains activities that integrate geography, math, and science. 
Students problem solve as they study maps and globes through handson activities such 
as Fire
on the Mountain, Surf and Sand Toss, Global AdVENNtures, The Forecast for 
Today,
Shrinking Boundaries, Navigating Numerically, Bird’s Eye View, Physically 
Featured,
and I’ve Got the World on a String. 

68 Geography of the Great Lakes Joyce L. Timmons M3 
Rosanne
W. Fortner 
Students study the geography of the Great Lakes area
including positions of the 
lakes and the major cities on the shores of the lakes.
They consider the geography 
of the entire St. Lawrence Seaway and determine the
perimeter and area of a lake 
by using basic math skills. 

36 In All Probability Celia Cuomo M38 
Investigations
in Probability and Statistics 

If your students groan at the mention of
statistics, or go blank when you bring up 
probability, you might ask what they want to
be when they grow up. Wall Street mogul? 
The next Freud? TV meteorologist? Well, there
you go: they'll be using statistics and 
probability all the way up the ladder. This
unit makes these subjects fun, and makes 
realworld
connections students will use all their lives. 
68 Looking for Pythagoras Dale Seymore Publishing M25 

Students
will explore side lengths and areas of right triangles
and 
squares.
Explorations will lead students to discover one of the most 
important
relationships in all of mathematics: the Pythagorean Theorem. 
The
Pythagorean Theorem is so important that much of geometry, 
trigonometry,
and calculus would be impossible without it. 

312 Making the Connection WEPAN M41 

This unit
has students design, build and test solutions to problems. 
The
goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated 
with
the construction and packaging of
items to preserve, market, and 
safely deliver products, exploring energy conversions and
needs, handling large 
system based problems, test a method of transferring
information securely. 

36 Math On The Menu Jaine Kopp M39 
Denise
Davila 
In this engaging series of cooperative activities, students
plunge in to help the fictional 
Rosada family as it opens, equips, and expands
a Mexican restaurant...with all the 
attendant reallife mathematical challenges.
Students eagerly apply different problemsolving 
strategies as they plan and enlarge the
tostadas menu, determine different combinations 
of ingredients, analyze costs, set prices, and
address interior logistics when the restaurant 
expands to
a second location. 

59 Math + Science , A Solution AIMS M26 

Math + Science. A Solution consists of more than 25 innovative activities that 
integrate math and science. The investigations use a variety of readily available 
and easily understood materials from marbles and M&M’s¨ candies to old shoes 
and rubber balls and provides a great sampling of experiences that strengthen 
process skills. 

68 MATH Thematics Book 1 The STEM
Project M27


The
lessons in this course will get students actively involved in exploring,
modeling, 
and
communicating mathematics using a variety of tools, including technology 
when
appropriate. 

68 MATH Thematics Book 2 The STEM
Project M28


The
lessons in this course will get students actively involved in exploring,
modeling, 
and
communicating mathematics using a variety of tools, including technology 
when
appropriate. Students will use mathematics to analyze data and make wise 
decisions,
problem solve in a search and rescue operation, to add motion to art, 
to
communicate and construct models to interpret and solve problems. 

68 MATH Thematics Book 3 The STEM Project M29


The
lessons in this course will get students actively involved in exploring,
modeling, 
and
communicating mathematics using a variety of tools, including technology 
when
appropriate. Students will use
mathematics to describe real events, operate 
a
retail business, to solve mysteries, describe patterns in nature, to invent
and 
experiment
with new ideas, to create and construct buildings and structures. 

K6 MATH:
Through Children’s Literature Kathryn L.
Braddon M9 
Nancy
J. Hall 
Dale
Taylor 
Students
will experience the joys of learning math!
Integrate 
good,
enjoyable reading with mathematical concepts and 
activities
by building on students’ natural curiosity, their love 
of
patterns, and the instinct to use math to make sense of their 
world.
With this text, students will venture beyond computation 
and
rules and into the processes and skills of problemsolving, 
communication,
reasoning, connection, and estimation. 

512 The Mathematics of Microgravity NASA M62 

This publication identifies the
underlying mathematics and physics 
principles
that apply to microgravity. 

48 Multiplication the Algebra Way AIMS M30 

This
guide introduces students to algebraic ways of using the 
distributive
property at three levels; manipulative, representational, and abstract. 
Algebraic
multiplication differs significantly from the arithmetic algorithm so
students 
must learn new
processes. The activities in this publication help them build mental 
imagery of algebraic processes and reinforces concepts by
using parallel manipulative, 
representational, and abstract approaches. The carefully
developed sequence begins 
with learning new concepts and processes in the familiar
base ten environment, followed 
by applying parallel approaches using base 3, 4, and 5
numbers, and finally transitioning 
to algebra by translating the same processes to similar
literal equations. 

610 Paper
Folding – For the Mathematics Class Donovan
A. Johnson M10 

Illustrated
and loaded with handson activities, that shows how to fold 
basic
constructions and explores geometric concepts, circle relationships, 
products
and factors, polygons, and much more 

512 Paper Square Geometry: AIMS M36 
The Mathematics of Origami 

This guide offers
students a handson, discoverybased approach to 
learning geometry through origami. As they construct
threedimensional origami models, 
students will increase their spatial awareness, look at
specific geometric concepts such 
as the properties of polyhedral, and create their own
understanding of the imbedded 
mathematical concepts. Students will also be introduced to
the language of mathematics 
as they learn to describe their discoveries using
appropriate geometric terminology and 
notation. Includes 30 sixinch squares of paper in
assorted colors. 

69 Proportional Reasoning AIMS M31 

This guide includes activities which use interesting contexts to 
approach proportional reasoning. Proportional reasoning is a unifying idea that 
encompasses many mathematical subjects ratios, proportions, percents, scale, 
similarity, linear functions, etc. This publication pursues these subjects not in 
isolation but through their connectedness. 

38 Puzzle Play: Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes AIMS M32 

Puzzle Play introduces over 65 puzzles from
the field of recreational mathematics. The 
puzzles
are all mathematical in nature, although this may not be apparent to the
casual 
observer.
The book, which includes eight sections, covers a broad range of topics from 
logic
to topology to optical illusions to problem solving. Many of the puzzles are
paradoxical 
in
nature and all have the potential to captivate students’ interest and
increase their 
problemsolving
persistence. 

K6 Using
Children’s Literature to Teach Mathematics MISD M11 

Children’s
literature can be a rich source for developing an understanding of 
mathematics.
Lively stories and activities can change an attitude of reluctance 
to one of curiosity and interest for both child and adult readers. Sharing the enjoyment 
of
good stories and participating in the real life mathematical tasks is
sometimes 
far better then “doing story problems”. 

312 Writing to Learn Mathematics Joan Countryman M35 

Writing
to Learn Mathematics demonstrates the use of journals, learning 
logs,
letters, etc. to improve the reasoning abilities of students of all grade 
levels.
It can help students develop concepts and thinking skills as well 
as
free them to recognize what they know and what they want to explore 
further
about mathematics. 







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