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Ages ten to fourteen are the gateway years to high school and college and are crucial to our children's advanced mathematics education. FAMILY MATH: Middle School Years contains provocative investigations to captivate older students. Together, families unlock the mystery of algebra with entertaining, nonthreatening activities. One favorite activity is called Flowerpots. By creating a garden with beans, squares, triangles, and circles, families practice the algebraic topic of solving simultaneous equations in two and three unknowns. Everyone will enjoy activities such as Maya Mathematics, Postage Problems, Four-Sock Drawers, and Math Behind the Trick Using this book will increase student readiness for high school mathematics course work. Parents will learn the answers to: Are there ways to help my children without being a math expert? and What are the implications of taking or not taking eighth grade algebra? For families, classroom teachers, and anyone interested ! in setting up a FAMILY MATH class. Grades 5-8.
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Virginia Thompson and Karen Mayfield-Ingram are innovative educators and curriculum developers. Virginia Thompson founded the FAMILY MATH program at The Lawrence Hall of Science.Review:
I'd learned about Lawrence Hall of Science's FAMILY MATH books. I jumped at the opportunity to review The Middle School Years version. My 10-year-old son has decreed it to be a cool looking book, with fun illustrations throughout. For our first activity, we chose "Ten, Twenty, Thirty," a mental math game using playing cards. As far as my son is concerned, anything that uses playing cards simply cannot be math! I could see the wheels grinding and had the pants beat off me each time we played. If you tire of one version, the authors list variations.
The book is filled with quick, punchy, eye-catching one- and two-page activities. Extensions help expand the activity and spark creativity. Some of the concepts include variables, graphing, price comparison, fractions, and adding decimals. -- Reviewed by Cathy Koos Breazeal. Excerpts from California HomeSchooler, April 1999, Vol 7, No 2
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