Packed with ready-to-use examples and teaching ideas, this innovative resource is ideal for grades 4-12 lesson plans and instructional materials. Organized into eight sections: Numbers, Measurement, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus, Math in Everyday Life, Potpourri, and Teacher Reference Lists.
- Numbers presents 49 lists featuring number theory and operations from classification of real numbers and rules for various operations to bases, big numbers, mathematical signs and symbols, and problem-solving strategies.
- Measurement includes over 30 lists, ranging from things that measure and measurement abbreviations to lists of metric units and customary U.S. units, temperature formulas, measurement of time, and U.S. money–coins and bills.
- Geometry offers more than 50 lists, such as facts about pairs of angles, figurate number formulas, basic figures in geometry, properties of similar triangles, Pythagorean triples, solids, and formulas for surface area.
- Algebra gives you over 40 lists, from how to express operations algebraically, order of operations, algebraic grouping symbols to the absolute facts on absolute value, powers and roots, types of functions, and conjugate complex numbers.
- Trigonometry & Calculus provides more than 30 lists, for example, the quadrant signs of the functions, how to express angles in circular measure, graphs of the inverse trigonometric functions, limits, and curve drawing.
- Math in Other Areas offers 38 lists that tie math to other content areas, such as probability and odds, ways people are paid, how to balance a checkbook, stock market words, how to read the new food label, physical activities and calorie expenditure, and the numbers in popular sports. (Find your heart rate. Cholesterol in popular foods. How much to tip.)
- Potpourri features 19 lists that show how math is used in everyday life activities, for example careers in mathematics, world firsts, numbers and symbolism, tricky math problems, and math and superstition.
- Teachers’ Reference presents 26 lists to help you in various aspects of your work, including steps to help students develop problem-solving skills,
You’ll also find a special section at the end with more than 20 full-page activity sheets that reinforce the concepts and skills presented in the lists. “Nets for Regular Polyhedra,” for example, involves students in making models so they can examine their properties. You will find reproducible pages for number lines, rulers, protractors, squares, grids, decimal squares, fraction strips, fraction circles, models for eight constructions, blank checks, and more.