Making Sense of Math: The Power of Number

By Paul Dickinson, et al.

December 2012

Hodder Education

Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN: 9781444180107

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.

TheStudent'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 Mathshas 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:

Introduction

Chapter 1: Whole numbers

A new computer game

Historical events

Jumps on a number line

How many?

Multiplications

Divisions

Buying ribbon

Buying tickets

The rules for calculations

Summary

Chapter 2: Measure for measure

Measuring instruments

Ten thousand steps a day

Height

Motorway routes

A real bargain?

Watch your speed!

Weighing it up

Rounding

Summary

Chapter 3: Using ratio tables

Recipes

Fuel consumption

Speed

Mobile phone density

Summary

Chapter 4: The positives and the negatives

The highs and lows on Earth

Time is moving along

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Summary

Chapter 5: The building blocks of numbers

A numbers game

Using primes to build other numbers

Playing out

Packing boxes

Finding the highest common factor

Finding the lowest common multiple

Summary

Chapter 6: Big numbers

Writing big numbers

Writing mathematically: power notation

Big cities?

A strange reward?

Problems with tiling

A special power

Summary

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