Making Sense of Math: The Power of Number

By Paul Dickinson, et al.
December 2012
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444180077
54 pages, Illustrated
$10.95 Paper original

Making Sense of Maths is the only series that develops conceptual understanding.

This series will motivate, engage and develop the conceptual understanding of students at KS3 and KS4.

Students build their own problem solving strategies based on their understanding of the world around them which then support them to tackle functional questions.

The write-in workbook provides students with an opportunity to consolidate and apply techniques they have learnt from the student book activities that build mathematical understanding from within real world contexts. Answers to the exercises are provided in the teacher book.

Making Sense of Maths has been based on Realistic Maths Education (RME) and extensively trialled in KS3 and KS4 classrooms in the UK by a team from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Table of Contents: 
Chapter 1: Whole numbers
1.1 Jumping on number lines
1.2 Tiled walls
1.3 Tiling for multiplication
1.4 Ratio tables
1.5 Division in a ratio table
Chapter 2: Measure for measure
2.1 Reading scales
2.2 Measurements
2.3 Heights of celebrities
2.4 Motorway routes in England and Wales
2.5 Rounding numbers
Chapter 3: Using ratio tables
3.1 Recipes
3.2 More ratio tables
3.3 Journeys
3.4 Review
Chapter 4: The positives and the negatives
4.1 Comparing the highs and the lows
4.2 Mixing spells
4.3 Shorthand spells
4.4 Multiple spells
4.5 All kinds of spells
Chapter 5: The building blocks of numbers
5.1 How many can you cross off?
5.2 Sieving through numbers
5.3 Seeing the common multiples
Chapter 6: Big numbers
6.1 Powers of ten
6.2 The chessboard
6.3 Powers on the chessboard
6.4 The laws of indices
6.5 True or false?
GCSE exam-style questions



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