Edited by Peggy A. House and Roger P. Day
Get your students into math using outer space! Mission Mathematics translates the NASA experience into language and experiences appropriate for young learners, and provides teachers with mathematics activities that complement many of the available NASA resources for students and educators.
These materials engage high school students in significant mathematics at an appropriate level; lay a conceptual foundation for understanding mathematical ideas; promote reasoning and problem solving; and show contemporary applications of mathematics using contemporary methodologies. Sample activities include scaling planetary distances; modeling spacedebris accumulation, collision probability, and collision effects; investigating exponential growth; determining position in one, two, and three dimensions; and applying global positioning technology to reallife situations. Resource pages for students, selected solutions, and teacher commentary are included.
The Mission Mathematics II series
The Mission Mathematics II series is developed by NASA and NCTM in an unprecedented effort to link the science of aeronautics with the Standards that NCTM has developed for all aspects of mathematics education. Following the publication of the original Mission Mathematics series in 1997, this revision focuses on aligning the activities with NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000) in the context of aerospace activities.
The activities in each book focus on actively engaging students in NCTM's Process Standards, translating the work of engineers and scientists at NASA into language and experiences appropriate for young learners, and providing teachers with mathematics activities that complement many of the available NASA resources for students and educators.
Product   Description  List Price  
Mission Mathematics II: Grades 6–8 
 The materials in this book emphasize thematic modules, discourse, assessment, the formation of student teams, and mathematical content.  $35.95 

Mission Mathematics II: Grades 3–5 (with CDROM) 
 Students reason and communicate, identify and explore patterns and relationships, apply problemsolving strategies, discover connections with other mathematical concepts, and explore crossdisciplinary links.  $11.00 

Mission Mathematics II: Prekindergarten–Grade 2 (with CDROM) 
 Young children engage in interactions with fundamental mathematical ideas; reason and communicate; identify and explore patterns and relationships; apply problemsolving strategies; and discover connections with other mathematical concepts.  $11.00 

Navigating through Measurement in Grades 9–12 (with CDROM) 
 The need for more sophisticated measurements has led to the discovery of more sophisticated mathematics. The activities in this book highlight this important idea and help students explore an array of measurement strategies and techniques.  $43.95 

Teaching Mathematics through Problem Solving: Grades 6–12 
 This volume and its companion for prekindergarten through grade 6 furnish
the coherence and direction that teachers need to use problem solving to teach
mathematics.
 $42.95 

Mathematics Assessment: A Practical Handbook for Grades 9–12 
 Part of the Classroom Assessment for School Mathematics, K–12 Series, this
book considers new ways to assess students, focuses on assessment tasks, offers
ways to plan and conduct a coherent classroom assessment program, and discusses
assessment data.  $37.95 

Mathematics Assessment Sampler 912 
 This volume is intended to supply teachers with sample assessment items that produce an accurate picture of their students’ thinking, to guide teachers’ instructional decisions, and to serve as models for creating original assessment items.
 $46.95 

Navigating through Algebra in Grades 9–12 (with CDROM) 
 This book focuses on algebra as a language of process, expands the notion
of variable, develops ideas about the representation of functions, and extends
students' understanding of algebraic equivalence and change.
 $35.95 

Empowering the Beginning Teacher of Mathematics: High School 
 Designed to help beginning high school teachers reach their full
potential, thereby improving the mathematics learning of their
students.
 $32.95 

Statistical Questions from the Classroom 
 This little book presents eleven short discussions of some of the most frequently asked questions about statistics, questions that are consistently raised by statistics students and by classroom teachers alike.  $27.95 
