Making Sense of Math: The Power of Number

By Paul Dickinson, et al.
December 2012
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444180107
82 pages, Illustrated
$19.50 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 number operations, conversions, negative numbers, primes & indices.

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.

Table of Contents: 
Chapter 1: Whole numbers
A new computer game
Historical events
Jumps on a number line
How many?
Buying ribbon
Buying tickets
The rules for calculations
Chapter 2: Measure for measure
Measuring instruments
Ten thousand steps a day
Motorway routes
A real bargain?
Watch your speed!
Weighing it up
Chapter 3: Using ratio tables
Fuel consumption
Mobile phone density
Chapter 4: The positives and the negatives
The highs and lows on Earth
Time is moving along
Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble
Chapter 5: The building blocks of numbers
A numbers game
Using primes to build other numbers
Playing out
Packing boxes
Finding the highest common factor
Finding the lowest common multiple
Chapter 6: Big numbers
Writing big numbers
Writing mathematically: power notation
Big cities?
A strange reward?
Problems with tiling
A special power



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