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

Second Edition

May 2007 | 336 pages | Corwin

"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."
—Kimberly Puckett, Math Teacher
Tri-Village Junior/Senior High School, New Madison, OH

"An excellent, practical, and well-organized resource for planning math lessons that address content standards found in all state curriculum frameworks."
—Anne Roede Giddings, Assistant Superintendent
Ansonia Public Schools, CT

"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

A simple-to-follow matrix helps you align activities, problems, and assessments with NCTM standards!

In a new edition of her standards-based math workbook, award-winning author Pearl Gold Solomon covers essential concepts and skills as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for learners in middle schools.

Designed as a comprehensive resource for planning curriculum, instruction, and assessment, The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades 6–9, Second Edition, offers a quick-reference, simple-to-follow matrix covering the sequential and specific development of concepts across grade levels.

Responding to the current climate of accountability and new findings on how the brain works and how students learn, this updated and expanded handbook covers content standards and provides guidelines for formal and informal assessments. Teachers and instructional leaders will find practical tools that include:

  • Concept statements and scaffolds for building student understanding
  • Suggestions for working with manipulatives, calculators, Web sites, and educational software and graphics programs
  • Ready-to-use sample activities, problems, and assessments

Ideal for teachers as well as math coaches, curriculum directors, and assessment specialists, this invaluable text presents authoritative and detailed guidance for strengthening curriculum development and instruction.


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

 
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

 
Fractions

 
Algebra: Expressions and Linear Equations

 
Algebra: Functions, Quadratics, and Graphing

 
Measurement

 
Geometry

 
Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

 
 
Resource: Assessing the Content Standards
 
Index

"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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