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Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8 by Hope Martin

Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8


Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8 by Hope Martin

Active Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, Grades 5-8, offers teachers a wealth of NCTM-aligned projects and lessons to re-energize mathematics education by engaging all students in rich learning experiences. Fully developed, ready-to-use lessons help students gain deeper understandings of key concepts, learn to use mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, and communicate and reason mathematically. The revised edition includes current research about effective methods for teaching mathematics, a new chapter that focuses on algebra concepts, 15 new student activities, and streamlined information for teachers preparing to implement the activities.


Well organized and ideal for a busy teacher. Teachers can select clearly described activities that are appropriate for the students in their classes. -- Dawn Brailsford, Math Teacher Provides the practicing teacher with a treasure trove of activities to build mathematical reasoning and understanding in a way that opens students
eyes to real

-world mathematics applications. -- Zoma A. Barrett, Math Teacher

About the Author

Hope Martin is an innovative mathematics teacher with over 40 years of experience. Having worked with children in elementary, middle school, and high school, and with teachers in local universities, she is currently a private consultant facilitating workshops across the United States and Canada. Hope, who was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, began her teaching career in Skokie, Illinois and obtained her Masters Degree in Mathematics Education from Northeastern Illinois University. Hope's personal experiences and knowledge of educational learning theories have convinced her that students learn mathematics more effectively when they are active participants and see its relevance to their own lives.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2007


Hope Martin

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SAGE Publications Inc


208 pages


Teaching of a specific subject
Teaching skills & techniques
Educational: Mathematics & numeracy



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