The best-selling Differentiating Instruction With Menus series has helped teachers nationwide differentiate instruction for their high-ability learners with easy-to-use menus and exciting tools to challenge and reach gifted and advanced students in the classroom. Each book includes an updated, student-friendly rubric that can assess different types of products, free choice proposal forms to encourage independent study, and new and favorite challenging menus to meet the needs of these diverse higher level learners. Readers will also be able to save time by using updated guidelines that reflect changes in technology for each of the products included in the menus and find direct alignment with standards approved in recent years. Topics addressed in Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Math (Grades 6-8, 2nd ed.) include numbers and operations, geometry, measurement, and basic algebra.
Table of Contents
Author’s Note Part I: All About Menus and Choice Chapter 1: Choice Chapter 2: How to Use Menus in the Classroom Chapter 3: Guidelines for Products Chapter 4: Rubrics Part II: The Menus Chapter 5: Numbers and Operations Sets of Numbers Fractions Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Integers Order of Operations Scientific Notation Problem Solving Probability Ratios and Proportions Square Roots Chapter 6: Basic Algebra Mathematical Properties Variables Distance, Rate, and Time Direct Variation Chapter 7: Geometry Circles Triangles Pythagorean Theorem Surface Area Measuring Shapes Graphing Lines Transformations Measurement Chapter 8: Finances Finances Borrowing Money College and Your Future Budgets References About the Author Common Core State Standards
After teaching science for more than 15 years, both overseas and in the U.S., Laurie E. Westphal now works as an independent gifted education and science consultant. She enjoys developing and presenting staff development on differentiation for various districts and conferences, working with teachers to assist them in planning and developing lessons to meet the needs of their advanced students.
In this second edition of Advanced-level Differentiating Instruction with Menus (Grades 6-8) series, author Laurie Westphal provides middle school educators with the tools needed to offer a student-centered educational environment that includes learner choice through menus.,Gifted Child Today, 10/1/17
The provision of the twenty-seven ready-to-use menus is certainly a strength of this text. Westphal also has a well-structured justification for why one should use menus in middle school mathematics. This justification falls in line nicely with the work of other scholars studying student choice or differentiation in mathematics class- rooms.,Gregory Beaudine,Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 12/1/18