Making Sense of Math: The Power of Number
By Paul Dickinson, et al.
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
82 pages, Illustrated
$19.50 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 Student's Book, used in conjunction with the workbook and teachers' book, provides engaging activities that support students in developing a true understanding of number operations, conversions, negative numbers, primes & indices.
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.
- Use alongside existing resources or on its own
- Ideal for Year 10s heading for the C/D borderline
- Ideal for intervention groups
- Supports the move from modular to linear specifications by improving knowledge retention
- Provides support for good teaching and learning under the current Ofsted criteria
- Builds confidence and motivation
- Addresses misconceptions
- Each title covers a different set of topics
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Whole numbers
A new computer game
Jumps on a number line
The rules for calculations
Chapter 2: Measure for measure
Ten thousand steps a day
A real bargain?
Watch your speed!
Weighing it up
Chapter 3: Using ratio tables
Mobile phone density
Chapter 4: The positives and the negatives
The highs and lows on Earth
Time is moving along
Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble
Chapter 5: The building blocks of numbers
A numbers game
Using primes to build other numbers
Finding the highest common factor
Finding the lowest common multiple
Chapter 6: Big numbers
Writing big numbers
Writing mathematically: power notation
A strange reward?
Problems with tiling
A special power
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