Activity Gems for the 6-8 Classroom
Edited by Peggy House, Sharon Stenglein, and Roger Day
This book contains a carefully selected and adapted set of lessons from NCTM’s Navigations series, with particular emphasis given to incorporating the Mathematics Teaching Practices in NCTM’s Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Teachers of students in grades 6–8 can use these lessons to help their students build on the foundation of their earlier education, expand their mathematical thinking into new areas, and advance in understanding and confidence. Each of the 12 Activity Gems includes the following elements:
When used together, these Activity Gems enable teachers of students in grades 6–8 to use purposeful discussion and productive struggle to guide their students toward both conceptual understanding and fluid problem solving.