Ebook
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with HandsOn Activities, Grades 68ISBN: 9781118237281
272 pages
March 2012, JosseyBass

The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence. Handson Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math Standards is designed to help teachers instruct their students so that they will better understand and apply the skills outlined in the Standards.
This important resource also gives teachers a wealth of tools and activities that can encourage students to think critically, use mathematical reasoning, and employ various problemsolving strategies.
 Filled with activities that will help students gain an understanding of math concepts and skills correlated to the Common Core State Math Standards
 Offers guidance for helping students apply their understanding of math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in calculations, and learn to think abstractly
 Describes ways to get students to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math both orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significance of mathematics to real life
This practical and easytouse resource will help teachers give students the foundation they need for success in higher mathematics.
About This Book v
About the Authors vii
Acknowledgments ix
SECTION 1: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADE 6 1
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.1 2
Activity: Ratios All Around Us 2
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.2 4
Activity: Unit Rate TicTacToe 4
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 6.RP.3 6
Activity: The Faster Rate 7
The Number System: 6.NS.1 9
Activity: Modeling Division of Fractions 9
The Number System: 6.NS.2 12
Activity 1: Snork's Long Division 12
Activity 2: Long Division Relay Race 13
The Number System: 6.NS.3 15
Activity: Decimal Operation Tournament 15
The Number System: 6.NS.4 17
Activity: The Numbers Game 17
The Number System: 6.NS.5 19
Activity: Finding the Opposite 19
The Number System: 6.NS.6 22
Activity 1: Graphing on a Number Line 22
Activity 2: Bonk the Mole 24
The Number System: 6.NS.7 25
Activity: An OldFashioned Number Line 25
The Number System: 6.NS.8 27
Activity: The Maze Game 27
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.1 29
Activity: Find Which Does Not Belong 29
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.2 32
Activity: And It Equals 32
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.3 35
Activity: Presenting Properties 35
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.4 37
Activity: Partner Quiz 37
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.5 39
Activity: Three in a Row 39
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.6 42
Activity: A Slice of Life with Variables and Expressions 42
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.7 44
Activity: Equations, Equations, Equations 44
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.8 46
Activity: Find Your Match 47
Expressions and Equations: 6.EE.9 51
Activity 1: Examining Relationships 51
Activity 2: Comparing Heart Rates 52
Geometry: 6.G.1 54
Activity 1: It's Half 54
Activity 2: It's AweSum 55
Geometry: 6.G.2 57
Activity: It's Voluminous 57
Geometry: 6.G.3 60
Activity: Initials 60
Geometry: 6.G.4 63
Activity: Finding the Surface Area of Nets 63
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.1 65
Activity: Statistical Questions Versus Nonstatistical Questions 65
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.2 67
Activity: And the Answer Is 67
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.3 69
Activity: Measure of Center Versus Measure of Variation 69
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.4 72
Activity: Creating Data Displays 72
Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.5 75
Activity: Summarizing Data 75
SECTION 2: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADE 7 79
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.1 80
Activity: What Is the Unit Rate? 81
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.2 84
Activity: Proportions Scavenger Hunt 84
Ratios and Proportional Relationships: 7.RP.3 86
Activity 1: Gifts for the Holidays 86
Activity 2: Very Interesting 89
The Number System: 7.NS.1 90
Activity: The Virtual Classroom 90
The Number System: 7.NS.2 92
Activity 1: The Distributive Property War 93
Activity 2: Which One Should Be Excluded? 96
The Number System: 7.NS.3 98
Activity: Playing the Stock Market 98
Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.1 104
Activity: Algebraic Expressions Jigsaw 104
Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.2 106
Activity: Rewriting Expressions 106
Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.3 108
Activity: Estimation Game 108
Expressions and Equations: 7.EE.4 110
Activity 1: Writing Equations 110
Activity 2: Solving Inequalities 112
Geometry: 7.G.1 114
Activity: Scaling Your Classroom 114
Geometry: 7.G.2 116
Activity: Creating Triangles 116
Geometry: 7.G.3 119
Activity 1: A Virtual Cube 119
Activity 2: Slicing Figures 120
Geometry: 7.G.4 121
Activity 1: Circle Scavenger Hunt 121
Activity 2: What's the Relationship? 122
Geometry: 7.G.5 124
Activity: What's the Angle? 124
Geometry: 7.G.6 127
Activity: Let's Build It 127
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.1 129
Activity: Examining Samples 129
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.2 131
Activity: How Many Cubes? 131
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.3 133
Activity: How Well Did They Do? 133
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.4 136
Activity: What Can We Say? 136
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.5 139
Activity: On a Scale of Zero to One 139
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.6 143
Activity: Probability Simulations 143
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.7 145
Activity 1: Spinner Experiment 145
Activity 2: Flipping a Marshmallow 146
Statistics and Probability: 7.SP.8 148
Activity 1: Working with Sample Spaces 148
Activity 2: Simulating Events 149
SECTION 3: STANDARDS AND ACTIVITIES FOR GRADE 8 151
The Number System: 8.NS.1 152
Activity: Math TicTacToe 153
The Number System: 8.NS.2 154
Activity 1: Zeroing In 154
Activity 2: Irrational Numbers—They're Insane 155
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.1 157
Activity: What Does It Equal? 157
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.2 160
Activity: Creating Squares and Cubes 161
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.3 162
Activity 1: Expressing Numbers in Scientific Notation 162
Activity 2: It's How Many Times as Much.163
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.4 165
Activity 1: Math Bingo 166
Activity 2: Metric Prefixes 167
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.5 169
Activity: It's Proportional 169
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.6 171
Activity 1: The Slope Is the Same 171
Activity 2: I Have Derived It 172
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.7 176
Activity: Which One Doesn't Belong? 177
Expressions and Equations: 8.EE.8 179
Activity 1: What's the Point? 180
Activity 2: Students Teaching 181
Functions: 8.F.1 183
Activity 1: Using a Function Machine 183
Activity 2: And Now for a Skit, a Song, a Poem, or a 184
Functions: 8.F.2 185
Activity: What's My Function? 185
Functions: 8.F.3 189
Activity: A Function Scavenger Hunt 189
Functions: 8.F.4 191
Activity 1: Four in a Row 191
Activity 2: Everyday Uses of Linear Functions 192
Functions: 8.F.5 198
Activity: Describing a Graph 198
Geometry: 8.G.1 201
Activity: Transformations 201
Geometry: 8.G.2 205
Activity 1: Find the Image 205
Activity 2: From Here to There 206
Geometry: 8.G.3 210
Activity: I've Scrambled My Notes 210
Geometry: 8.G.4 215
Activity: I Found the Image 215
Geometry: 8.G.5 219
Activity 1: Finding the Sum of the Interior Angles of a Triangle 220
Activity 2: Finding the Sum of the Exterior Angles of a Triangle 221
Activity 3: Angles, Parallel Lines, and Transversals 222
Activity 4: AngleAngle Similarity 223
Geometry: 8.G.6 227
Activity 1: I Can Explain It 227
Activity 2: The Pythagorean Puzzle 228
Geometry: 8.G.7 230
Activity: Applying the Pythagorean Theorem 230
Geometry: 8.G.8 232
Activity: Finding the Distance 232
Geometry: 8.G.9 234
Activity: Finding the Volume 234
Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.1 237
Activity: Making a Scatter Plot 237
Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.2 239
Activity: Drawing the Line of Best Fit 239
Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.3 241
Activity: Using Linear Equations to Solve Problems 241
Statistics and Probability: 8.SP.4 243
Activity: Analyzing TwoWay Tables 244
Index 247
Judith A. Muschla has taught mathematics in South River, New Jersey, for over twentyfive years. She has been a member of the state Standards Review Panel for the Mathematics Core Curriculum Content Standards in New Jersey.
Gary Robert Muschla taught at Appleby School in Spotswood, New Jersey, for more than twentyfive years. Judith and Gary have coauthored several books, including The Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit, HandsOn Math Projects with Real Life Applications, The Math Teacher's Book of Lists, and Math Starters.
Erin Muschla teaches 8th grade math and algebra at Monroe Township Middle School in Monroe, New Jersey, and has collaborated with Judith and Gary on three previous math books.