Math and Nonfiction, Grades 6-8
From The Wing on a Flea to If the World Were a Village, the curiosities of nonfiction children's books invigorate math lessons through this ... Show synopsis From The Wing on a Flea to If the World Were a Village, the curiosities of nonfiction children's books invigorate math lessons through this innovative series. Ideal for using students' natural quest for knowledge as the basis for mathematical investigations, each lesson features an overview materials required, and a vignette of how the lesson transpired in a real classroom. Books include authentic student work, reproducibles, and a special introduction by Marilyn Burns. Math and Nonfiction, Grades 6-8 offers lessons that inspire students to collect and analyze data, use proportional reasoning, and explore probability, relationships between two-and three-dimensional objects, pi, and more. Each lesson includes an overview of the nonfiction title; a discussion of the lesson's mathematical focus; and a detailed narrative description of how the activity unfolds.