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Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, Grades 7-12 (Hardback)
  • Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, Grades 7-12 (Hardback)

Teaching Money Applications to Make Mathematics Meaningful, Grades 7-12 (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 10/07/2007
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To meet expanding demands of equity and accountability, and to help address the 'make it meaningful' and 'make it interesting' requirement for brain-friendly learning, teachers need resources of authentic material to create problems they can weave into their math curriculums. This book will help teacher to help their students develop money literacy along with mathematical literacy. The need is well understood because this knowledge is essential to everyday adult life. This book introduces students to buying a car, paying taxes, buying a house, and managing money. As social security disappears for this generation, it will become almost an ethical responsibility for schools to give students a head start on understanding the mathematics of investments. The book brings mathematics to life within an interesting and meaningful context.'' '' Each chapter provides:''''''''Links to NCTM standards''Background knowledge for teachers to review and expand their own understanding knowledge of an area of personal money management, and to draw on to introduce the topic to their students''Specific examples to look at with students''Questions (with answers) for exploring the content and checking understanding of the underlying math''Suggestions for possible projects to extend and apply the learning.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412941389
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 709 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 mm

"GREAT content, GREAT activities, GREAT explanations!" -- Joyce Deer, Math Teacher
"A valuable addition to the literature on the practical use of mathematics in the real world. This book will contribute to the improvement of monetary connections within secondary mathematics as well as financial literacy in our country." -- Edward C. Nolan, Mathematics Department Chairperson
"I can see students getting excited with these math problems, knowing that it is useful material." -- Lyneille Meza, Math Teacher
"Helps drive home the message that mathematics is a subject that finds its way into all kinds of professions." -- MAA Reviews, October 2007
"This resource effectively links research to practice, resulting in a contextual approach to math instruction using money as a unifying theme. The authors clearly illustrate that linking outcomes to engaging real-world applications can develop financially savvy students." -- Curriculum Connections, Spring 2008

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