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The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades 6–9

The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades 6–9
Concepts, Skills, Standards, and Assessments

Second Edition

May 2007 | 336 pages | Corwin
This new edition of the author's standards-based math workbook covers essential concepts and skills as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for learners in grades 6-9. Designed as a resource for teachers and instructional leaders planning curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the book provides: Detailed guidanceSample activitiesSample problemsSample assessments

Topical Index
Note toTeachers
Preface to the Second Edition
About the Author
1. Designing a Standards-Based Math Curriculum

Organization and Design of Curricula

Mathematics Content Standards: Key Ideas

Mathematics Content Standards: Processes and Dispositions

Mathematics Content Standards: The Content Set of Domain Knowledge

How Teachers Can Use the Following Chapters

2. The Designed-Down Content Branches: Embedded Concepts, Performance Indicators, and Expectations
A Guide to Chapter 2

3. Scaffolds for Teachers and Problems for Students
A Guide to Chapter 3

Number Systems

Number Operations

Operation Patterns and Properties


Algebra: Expressions and Linear Equations

Algebra: Functions, Quadratics, and Graphing



Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

Resource: Assessing the Content Standards

"Does a wonderful job of connecting mathematical objectives with instructional techniques and real-world applications. Makes a valuable contribution to the field by integrating multiple resources and linking content and pedagogy."

Edward C. Nolan, Mathematics Department Chair
Albert Einstein High School, Kensington, MD

"Educators are always looking for new ideas, and this book provides many creative ideas and a conceptual way of looking at the mathematics topics in grades 6–9."

Mary Kollmeyer, Math Teacher
Lejeune High School, Camp Lejeune, NC

"Expertly connects state and national standards to examples from our curriculum. With this text, you can be sure that you are teaching what you are expected to teach and that students have the necessary scaffolding for understanding."

Kimberly Puckett, Math Teacher
Tri-Village Jr/Sr High School, New Madison, OH

"Presents a framework for understanding important mathematical concepts and provides teachers with ready-to-use performance tasks and dialogue questions."

Wesley Yuu, Educational Consultant

"An excellent, practical, and well-organized resource for planning math lessons that will address content standards found in all state curriculum frameworks." 

Anne Roede Giddings, Assistant Superintendent
Ansonia Public Schools, CT

"From ideas for working with Web sites to common barriers to learning, this book is a winning strategy that education collections must have."

California Bookwatch, October 2007

"This updated resource embraces assessment, standards, and the pedagogical approaches necessary to engage both teachers and students in the learning of essential math concepts. The book provides a systematic approach for the development of school-based curriculum development and assessment through reflective practice."

Curriculum Connections, Spring 2008
School Library Journal
Key features
  • Sequential and specific development of concepts across grade levels
  • Concept statements and scaffolds for building student understanding
  • Suggestions for working with manipulatives, calculators, educational software and graphics programs (commercial and shareware), and web sites

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