Making Sense of Maths: Student's Book. All Things Equal
By Paul Dickinson, et al.
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
55 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 solving equations and algebraic manipulation.
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: At the chip shop
Chapter 2: Weigh it all up
Tipping the balance
Shorthand for balancing
Chapter 3: Using the number line
Equations on a number line
Brackets on a number line
Chapter 4: Choosing your method
Frogs and scales together
Easy to see
Trial and improvement
Chapter 5: Seeing it differently
Back at the chip shop
Back to the number line and balance scales
The 'lots of' strategy
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