9781593631062-1593631065-Mathability: Math in the Real World

Mathability: Math in the Real World

ISBN-13: 9781593631062
ISBN-10: 1593631065
Author: Michael Cain
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Format: Paperback 80 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781593631062
ISBN-10: 1593631065
Author: Michael Cain
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Format: Paperback 80 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Michael Cain wrote Mathability: Math in the Real World comprising 80 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1593631065 and 9781593631062. Since then Mathability: Math in the Real World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.29 or rent at the marketplace.

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Mathability gives students the experience and ability to analyze and solve real-life mathematical problems, and explain their methods of arriving at the solution. Mathability is an excellent resource for preparing students for the performance tasks of standards-based tests. The six units in this book each have 10 problems that deal with a variety of real-life situations, such as those at a construction site, on vacation, in a business, and at home. The open-ended problems let students hone their skills in geometry, probability, percentages, use of charts, algebra, number relations/operations, money, and decimals.

Open-ended performance tasks have become a mainstay of standards-based testing. It is one of the tasks that most students perform at below proficiency level. Much of this low performance is due to a student's lack of experience with writing explanations of the mathematics that made it possible to solve the problem. Mathabilty presents a systematic approach that will lead students to proficiency.

Within each unit, this book provides four different levels of problems. The Step-by-Step Level leads a student through the problem and provides a format for presenting their answers. The Prompted Level provides the format for presenting the solution and hints on how to solve the problem. The Independent Level allows students to solve and explain their answers on their own, and the Challenge Level problems present a venue for gifted and talented students to push their skills to a higher level.

Grades 5–8
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