Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8

ISBN-10: 1118108566

ISBN-13: 9781118108567

Edition: 2012

Authors: Judith A. Muschla, Gary Robert Muschla, Erin Muschla

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The new Common Core Math Standards have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence.  Along with learning concepts and skills, students need instruction and activities that encourage them to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math both orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significance of mathematics to modern life. Hands-on Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math Standards, Grades 6-8 is designed to address these needs.  This resource has several important goals.  The activities in this book will help students:Gain understanding of math concepts and skills, based on the new Common Core StandardsApply their understanding of concepts and skillsDevelop proficiency in calculationsLearn to think abstractlyThink critically using mathematical reasoningEmploy various problem-solving strategiesGain fluency in communicating about mathDevelop the foundation for success in higher mathematics
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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.694

Muschla received her B.A. in Mathematics from Douglass College at Rutgers University and is certified K-12. She has taught mathematics in South River, New Jersey for the last 25 years. At South River High School she has taught math at various levels, ranging from basic skills through Algebra II. She has alto taught at South River Middle School. While there, in her capacity as a Team Leader, she hepled revise the mathematics curriculum to reflect the standards of the NCTM, coordinated interdisciplinary units, and conducted mathematics workshops for teacher and parents. She was recipient of the 1990-91 Governor's Teacher Recognition Program in New Jersey.

Erin Muschla-Berry is a middle school math teacher in New Jersey and has written extensively for teachers, including "Practice Makes Perfect: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents".

About This Book
About the Authors
Standards And Activities For Grade 6
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.1
Activity: Ratios All Around Us
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.2
Activity: Unit Rate Tic-Tac-Toe
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.3
Activity: The Faster Rate
The Number System: 6.NS.1
Activity: Modeling Division of Fractions
The Number System: 6.NS.2
Snork's Long Division
Long Division Relay Race
The Number System: 6.NS.3
Activity: Decimal Operation Tournament
The Number System: 6.NS.4
Activity: The Numbers Game
The Number System: 6.NS.5
Activity: Finding the Opposite
The Number System: 6.NS.6
Graphing on a Number Line
Bonk the Mole
The Number System: 6.NS.7
Activity: An Old-Fashioned Number Line
The Number System: 6.NS.8
Activity: The Maze Game
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.1
Activity: Find Which Does Not Belong
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.2
Activity: And It Equals
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.3
Activity: Presenting Properties
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.4
Activity: Partner Quiz
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.5
Activity: Three in a Row
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.6
Activity: A Slice of Life with Variables and Expressions
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.7
Activity: Equations, Equations, Equations
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.8
Activity: Find Your Match
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.9
Examining Relationships
Comparing Heart Rates
Geometry: 6.G.1
It's Half
It's Awe-Sum
Geometry: 6.G.2
Activity: It's Voluminous
Geometry: 6.G.3
Activity: Initials
Geometry: 6.G.4
Activity: Finding the Surface Area of Nets
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.1
Activity: Statistical Questions Versus Nonstatistical Questions
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.2
Activity: And the Answer Is
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.3
Activity: Measure of Center Versus Measure of Variation
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.4
Activity: Creating Data Displays
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.5
Activity: Summarizing Data
Standards And Activities For Grade 7
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.1
Activity: What Is the Unit Rate?
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.2
Activity: Proportions Scavenger Hunt
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.3
Gifts for the Holidays
Very Interesting
The Number System: 7.NS.1
Activity: The Virtual Classroom
The Number System: 7.NS.2
The Distributive Property War
Which One Should Be Excluded?
The Number System: 7.NS.3
Activity: Playing the Stock Market
Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.1
Activity: Algebraic Expressions Jigsaw
Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.2
Activity: Rewriting Expressions
Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.3
Activity: Estimation Game
Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.4
Writing Equations
Solving Inequalities
Geometry: 7.G.1
Activity: Scaling Your Classroom
Geometry: 7.G.2
Activity: Creating Triangles
Geometry: 7.G.3
A Virtual Cube
Slicing Figures
Geometry: 7.G.4
Circle Scavenger Hunt
What's the Relationship?
Geometry: 7.G.5
Activity: What's the Angle?
Geometry: 7.G.6
Activity: Let's Build It
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.1
Activity: Examining Samples
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.2
Activity: How Many Cubes?
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.3
Activity: How Well Did They Do?
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.4
Activity: What Can We Say?
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.5
Activity: On a Scale of Zero to One
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.6
Activity: Probability Simulations
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.7
Spinner Experiment
Flipping a Marshmallow
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.8
Working with Sample Spaces
Simulating Events
Standards And Activities For Grade 8
The Number System: 8.NS.1
Activity: Math Tic-Tac-Toe
The Number System: 8.NS.2
Zeroing In
Irrational Numbers-They're Insane
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.1
Activity: What Does It Equal?
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.2
Activity: Creating Squares and Cubes
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.3
Expressing Numbers in Scientific Notation
It's How Many Times as Much
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.4
Math Bingo
Metric Prefixes
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.5
Activity: It's Proportional
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.6
The Slope Is the Same
I Have Derived It
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.7
Activity: Which One Doesn't Belong?
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.8
What's the Point?
Students Teaching
Functions: 8.F.1
Using a Function Machine
And Now for a Skit, a Song, a Poem, or a
Functions: 8.F.2
Activity: What's My Function?
Functions: 8.F.3
Activity: A Function Scavenger Hunt
Functions: 8.F.4
Four in a Row
Everyday Uses of Linear Functions
Functions: 8.F.5
Activity: Describing a Graph
Geometry: 8.G.1
Activity: Transformations
Geometry: 8.G.2
Find the Image
From Here to There
Geometry: 8.G.3
Activity: I've Scrambled My Notes
Geometry: 8.G.4
Activity: I Found the Image
Geometry: 8.G.5
Finding the Sum of the Interior Angles of a Triangle
Finding the Sum of the Exterior Angles of a Triangle
Angles, Parallel Lines, and Transversals
Angle-Angle Similarity
Geometry: 8.G.6
I Can Explain It
The Pythagorean Puzzle
Geometry: 8.G.7
Activity: Applying the Pythagorean Theorem
Geometry: 8.G.8
Activity: Finding the Distance
Geometry: 8.G.9
Activity: Finding the Volume
Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.1
Activity: Making a Scatter Plot
Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.2
Activity: Drawing the Line of Best Fit
Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.3
Activity: Using Linear Equations to Solve Problems
Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.4
Activity: Analyzing Two-Way Tables
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