Making Sense of Maths: Student's Book. Fair Shares

By Paul Dickinson, et al.
June 2012
Hodder Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444169089
60 Pages, Illustrated
$19.95 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 Student's Book, used in conjunction with the workbook and teachers' book, provides engaging activities that support students in developing a true understanding of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion.

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: Fractions
Work experience
Pablo's pizzas
Coley the cutter
Pizza fractions
Chapter 2: Percentages
Downloading programs
Going to the bank
Test results
Chapter 3: Ratio
What's in a necklace?
The jewellery company
Expanding the business
Unthreaded necklaces
Pablo's pizza parlour
Using the bar model for ratio problems
Who is the fastest of them all?
World record speeds and beyond?
Animals on the motorway
Jewellery prices
Buying electrical goods in America
Chapter 4: Multiplication and division
Martha making sense of multiplication
Does multiplication make the answer bigger?
Multiplying fractions
Understanding division
Does division make the answer smaller?
Mixing it up




Return to main page of Trans-Atlantic Publications