Making Sense of Maths: Student's Book. All Things Equal

By Paul Dickinson, et al.
June 2012
Hodder Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781444169126
55 Pages, Illustrated
$19.95 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 solving equations and algebraic manipulation.

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: At the chip shop
Taking orders
Chapter 2: Weigh it all up
The see-saw
The grocer
Missing weights
Tipping the balance
Shorthand for balancing
More shorthand
Chapter 3: Using the number line
Equations on a number line
Brackets on a number line
Chapter 4: Choosing your method
Frogs and scales together
Easy to see
Trial and improvement
Chapter 5: Seeing it differently
Back at the chip shop
Back to the number line and balance scales
The 'lots of' strategy




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