Pin it!
Google Plus

Real World Math: Articles, Lesson Plans, and Activities for the Middle Grades

List Price$35.00
Member Price$28.00
Your Price $35.00
Available Product Available Yes
Add to Cart

Product Details

Stock # 13518
Grades Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12,

See What's Inside


Product Description

By Wade Sherard, Margaret Coffey


A New Online Resource for Middle Grades Mathematics Teachers

SPECIAL NCTM MEMBER SAVINGS! Use code RWM30 when placing order for a special introductory price of $19.95.

PLEASE NOTE: This product can only be purchased via NCTM's Online catalog. Non-web payment methods, such as POs, cannot be used to purchase this item. If you have questions, please call NCTM's Customer Service Department at 800-235-7566. NCTM does not accept returns on digital content purchases. All purchases are final.

Activities, Lesson Plans, and Articles for the Middle Grades

Real World Math is an online resource for middle grades mathematics teachers with over 150 articles, lesson plans, and activities, each selected because they connect math to the real world and the real classroom. Access it anywhere--computer, Smartphone, tablet--any device with an Internet connection and browser access.

The math-educator editors of Real World Math have carefully selected articles from NCTM's renowned school journals Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and Mathematics Teacher. Each article applies mathematics in the context of other disciplines and provides ideas that can be used with students. Whether you're looking for lessons and activity sheets to use in the classroom or you are interested in expanding your foundational knowledge of how math is used in various contexts, Real World Math can suit your needs and truly engage your students.

Each article in Real World Math is accompanied by the essential tools to implement interdisciplinary lessons in your classroom.
  • Lesson Plans help you structure lessons, including objectives, a materials list, instructional plans, probing questions, and reflections for the teacher.
  • Activity Sheets can be edited or reproduced as they are for classroom use. Web links are provided to help you and your students access information and tools needed to reach learning objectives.
  • Applets supplement some articles, allowing students to use technology to actively explore activities.

Explore the Real World for free! To view three sample articles:
  • Go to
  • Choose The Biological World tab.
  • Choose Human Physiology and Health.
  • Click on an article and see an example of all Real World Math has to offer.

    Customers Who Bought This Also Bought...

    Product DescriptionList Price 
    Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks
    Intended for all math types. Provides a comprehensive collection of math humor, containing over 400 jokes. It’s a book that all teachers from elementary school through college should have in their library.$11.95
    Implementing the Common Core State Standards through Mathematical Problem Solving: High School
    Connect the process of problem solving with the content of the Common Core. The first of a series, this book will help mathematics educators illuminate a crucial link between problem solving and the Common Core State Standards.$24.95
    Implementing the Common Core State Standards through Mathematical Problem Solving, Grades 6-8
    Connect the Process of Problem Solving with the Content of the Common Core
    Mathematics educators have long worked to help students to develop problem-solving skills. More recently, they have sought to provide students with the knowledge in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This volume is the third in a series from NCTM that equips classroom teachers with targeted, highly effective problems for achieving both goals at once. For every mathematics educator, the books in this series will illuminate a crucial link between problem solving and the Common Core State Standards.
    5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions
    NCTM'S Best Selling Book!

    Learn the 5 practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions:

    Anticipating what students will do--what strategies they will use--in solving a problem
    Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in class
    Selecting students whose strategies are worth discussing in class
    Sequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learning
    Connecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learned

    Includes a Professional Development Guide.

    Copublished with Corwin Press
    Developing Essential Understanding of Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning for Teaching Mathematics: Grades 6-8
    Move beyond the mathematics you expect your students to learn.$32.95
    Developing Essential Understanding of Expressions, Equations, and Functions for Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6-8
    This book focuses on essential knowledge for teachers about expressions, equations, and functions. It is organized around five big ideas, supported by multiple smaller, interconnected ideas—essential understandings.Taking you beyond a simple introduction to expressions, equations, and functions, the book will broaden and deepen your mathematical understanding of one of the most challenging topics for students—and teachers. It will help you engage your students, anticipate their perplexities, avoid pitfalls, and dispel misconceptions. You will also learn to develop appropriate tasks, techniques, and tools for assessing students' understanding of the topic.

    Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with Advanced and Gifted Learners
    Using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics With Gifted and Advanced Learners provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K–12 schools. The book describes—and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS—what effective differentiated activities in mathematics look like for top learners.

    Copublished with NAGC and NCSM
    Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics, Second Edition
    Expanded to include connections to Common Core State Standards, as well as National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards, this critically acclaimed book will help every teacher and coach to meet the challenges of differentiating mathematics instruction in the K–8 classroom. In this bestseller, math education expert Marian Small explains two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math content: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks. $30.95
    Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Grades 6-8
    This teacher guide illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the CCSS for mathematics for grades 6–8. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it at each grade level. Acquire strategies for meeting the rigor of the grades 6–8 standards, including the unique content around ratios, proportions, and relationships at grades 6 and 7. Get insight into the new expectations for grades 6–8 assessment as well as the readiness required for the high school standards. $29.95
    High-Yield Routines for Grades K-8
    Boost student participation and proficiency with high-yield, effective mathematical routines.$24.95
View Cart