9780787996307

Math Stories for Problem Solving Success : Ready-to-Use Activities Based on Real-Life Situations, Grades 6-12

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787996307

  • ISBN10:

    0787996300

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-07
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Summary

This second edition of the popular math teaching resource book Math Stories for Problem Solving Success offers updated true-to-life situations designed to motivate teenagers to use math skills for solving everyday problems. The book features intriguing short stories followed by sets of problems related to the stories that are correlated to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Each of the easy-to-read stories is followed by three increasingly difficult groups of problem sets. This makes it simple for teachers to select the appropriate problem set for students of different abilities and at different grade levels. To further enhance student involvement, the stories feature recurring characters and can be used either sequentially or out of order. The problems in the book cover many basic math topics, including decimals, fractions, and percents; measurement; geometry; data, statistics, and probability; algebra; and problem solving. In addition to having all the answers, an Answer Key at the end of the book offers explanations and background information about the problems that can be helpful to both teachers and students. Math Stories for Problem Solving Success will help you show students that math is something they are already using every day.

Author Biography

James L. Overholt, Ed.D., has over 30 years of teaching experience and is currently Professor of Education at California State University, Chico, where he specializes in mathematics education for both practicing and prospective teachers.

Nancy H. Aaberg, M.Ed., also with over 30 years of experience as a public school educator, is now the Superintendent of Schools for the Yuba City Unified School District in Yuba City, California.

James F. Lindsey, Ed.D., taught in the upper grades of elementary school; high school music, social studies, and mathematics; and was a principal. In addition, he served as Professor of Education for 21 years at California State University, Chico, at which he is now Professor Emeritus.

Table of Contents

About This Resource
Teaching Problem Solving Strategies
A Sample Problem
Notes for the Teacher
Introductory Story: Time to Go
NCTM Standards Emphases Matrix
Which Way for Jake?
The Caper
A Sigh of Relief
Future Forecast
Harper's Surprise
Our Daily Bread
Sweet Spending
The County Fair
Square Cents
Halloween
Amazing Measurements
Algebra
Measurement
Geometry
Number & Operations: Decimals
Number & Operations: Fractions & Ratios
Number & Operations: Percents
Number & Operations: Reasonable Estimates
Data, Statistics & Probability
Problem Solving
Research and Projects
Story Page
The Metric Airplane Contest
Take Me to Your Liter
Give a Gra
Measurement Madness
The Invitation
On to D.C
The Job Crisis
Tickets
Baseball-Go Figure
It's Simply Interest
An Interesting Loan
Homecoming
Train Logic
Pendulum Project
Take a Chance
831 Monroe Street
The Pattern Game
Unlucky Friday
Lucky Seven
Busing for Bucks
Far Out Funds
Maggie's Secret
The Frantic Drive
Tessa's Grounding
Geometry in the Park
String Triangles
Algebra
Measurement
Geometry
Number & Operations: Decimals
Number & Operations: Fractions & Ratios
Number & Operations: Percents
Number & Operations: Reasonable Estimates
Data, Statistics & Probability
Problem Solving
Research and Projects
Story Page
Stop on By with Algebra
Geometry Project
A Patch for Experiments
What Is the Average?
The Challenge
It's All in the Planning
The Pro Game
Table for Eight?
Jake's Surprise
Model Dog Houses
A Day at Clear Lake
Survey
Summer Plans
The Dinosaurs Rock
Loop or Line?
Oregon or Bust!Answer Key with Explanations
Selected Bibliography
Algebra
Measurement
Geometry
Number & Operations: Decimals
Number & Operations: Fractions & Ratios
Number & Operations: Percents
Number & Operations: Reasonable Estimates
Data, Statistics & Probability
Problem Solving
Research and Projects
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