This resource guide provides teachers with easy-to-access ways to help children "visualize mathematics" to deliver meaningful, authentic learning. Each lesson defines the specific concepts and skills that children will be taught and includes step-by-step procedures for children to use in solving a problem that easily links math to their day-to-day lives. Full color photographs highlight the steps used in hands-on learning. To reinforce learning, each lesson provides additional ways to practice the concepts.
Model and evaluate algebraic expressions
Understand the meaning of square root
Solve one-step equations using addition, subtraction, division
Solve proportions/unit rates
Graph a line using slope-intercept form
Represent polynomials using models
Factor using the distributive property
Solve quadratic equations by completing the square
Easy-to-follow, standards-based lessons
Math concept discussions that provide background and help to reinforce teachers' content style
Lessons building from the concrete to the abstract that appeal to students' diverse learning styles
Includes blackline masters
CD-ROM with bonus content–additional blackline masters featuring workmats and recording sheets, math graphic organizers, research on manipulatives in mathematics instruction, and more!