Develop students’ problem-solving capabilities and their ability to think and communicate mathematically.
Connecting Math Concepts introduces ideas gradually and teaches students the connections between concepts. Focusing on big ideas in mathematics, the program teaches explicit strategies that enable students to master challenging concepts such as ratios, proportions, probability, functions, and data analysis. Detailed explanations and guided practice enable students to progress toward independent work, helping them to achieve success and become confident mathematical thinkers.
This Direct Instruction-based (DI) program uses a proven pedagogical approach and helps learners achieve mastery of basic skills, whilst developing sophisticated problem-solving strategies.
With Connecting Math Concepts, all concepts are learned and assimilated through use. The program presents new concepts incrementally, extending them into subsequent lessons. Students move forward in small steps, learning and applying a variety of topics in each lesson. Students learn and remember more, in less time, developing the depth of understanding required for advanced mathematics.
The Connecting Math Concepts: Complete Set of Teacher Materials, Level A includes:
Specify each exercise in the lessons and tests to be presented to the students. Scripts are provided to indicate what to say, do, and the responses the students are to make, as well as correction procedures for common errors.
Explains the program and how to teach it properly. The Scope and Sequence chart shows the topics/strands that are taught.
Contain writing activities, which the students do as part of the structured presentation of a lesson. Are applicable to specific lessons.
Contains material for the Mastery Tests as well as test Remedies worksheet pages and optional Cumulative Test pages.
Provides the answers to all the problems and activities. Also specifies the remedy exercises for each test.