Math... First Hand
 
CAMT 2010 Presentation
    Four Ingredients to Problem Solving: Teach your students what to do when they are “stuck.” Implement a four-step problem-solving process on your campus. We will cover the problem-solving strategies from the middle school TEKS. Participants will see several four-step problem-solving plans, experience sample cooperative group lessons, and leave with practice questions to use with their own classes.

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CAMT 2006 Presentation

Plotting America:
Cartesian Coordinate Practice Worksheets
    Cartesian coordinate instructions to draw the outline of each of the 50 US states. Each worksheet is produced in two formats -- all positive coordinates (first quadrant only) or four-quandrant graphing.

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Problems of the Week:
Developing Mathematical Thinking for Middle School Students
    A collection of creative thought-provoking math problems for middle schoolers.
    • Estimate the area of the parking lots at Mall of the Americas
    • Use a cricket to calculate temperature
    • Measure how many miles Barry Bonds ran in a season of home runs
    Each problem set is photocopy ready with attractive clipart. Teach students that math is more than 30-second arithmetic!

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Math... First Hand:
Activities for Middle School Math Students
    A collection of ten learning activities for use in middle school classrooms. Each lesson has been developed and classroom tested by an experienced Texas eighth-grade math teacher.

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Joke of the Day:
180 Jokes for the Middle School Classroom
    Enough good, clean, funny jokes to share one-a-day for an entire school year. Tell a joke to re-energize students, transition from one activity to another, or to lighten the mood.

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About the Author

David Johnston currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, where he teaches 8th-grade mathematics. He is an author and presenter who has taught middle school in South Texas since 1999. Johnston's publications include Measurement, Scale, and Theater Arts published in the "Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School," April 2004. He has also earned several teaching awards, including being named Texas ESC Region I Secondary Teacher of the Year 2003-2004. He can be contacted at [johnston.aggie @ gmail . com]

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