Parallel Curriculum Units for Mathematics, Grades 6–12
- Jann H. Leppien - University of Great Falls
- Jeanne H. Purcell - Connecticut State Department of Education
Mathematics & Numeracy | Physical Impairments | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
" Understanding secondary-level mathematics concepts
" Discovering connections between mathematics and other subjects
" Developing critical thinking skills
" Connecting mathematics learning to society through the study of real-world data, proportional reasoning, and problem solving
Each unit includes subject matter background, a content framework, study components, teacher reflections, and sample lessons. Learn from the experts and enhance your mathematics curriculum with these proven strategies.
This companion website provides hi-resolution digital files for the resources referenced in the book, enabling teachers to easily print the materials for classroom use.
"Parallel Curriculum Units for Mathematics, Grades 6–12 combines four essential models for improving student understanding and growth in mathematics. The lessons provided in the textbook build on students' abilities, so they can see all parts of a math problem and are able to tackle and understand it at various levels."
"Parallel Curriculum Units for Math, Grades 6-12 is a refreshing resource that gets to the heart of what quality math instruction should look like. The lessons included in this book provide teachers with an explicit path to guide students in their understanding of the 'whole concept'. The authors have carefully crafted pre-assessments, post-assessments and rubrics that help help teachers create the situations for students to make vital connections between the mathematics they are learning and the world in which they live."
"This book is a great resource for teachers looking for ways to improve their practice and existing curriculum. Teachers can easily fall into the trap of doing the same thing year after year, but this book gives us all the opportunity to reexamine our course curriculum and find more effective ways of delivering the material to our students. This book makes outstanding connections between content topics and encourages higher level thinking."
"Teachers will find this a treasure trove of proven strategies, including: study components, critical thinking skills, problem solving and much more."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Introduction to the Parallel Curriculum Model
Chapter 1: Equivalent Fractions and Partitioning Sets