1st Edition

Math Road Trip An Interactive Discovery-Based Mathematics Units for High-Ability Learners (Grades 6-8)

By Richard Cote, Darcy Blauvelt Copyright 2013
    100 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    In Math Road Trip, students learn about the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and decimals, explore ratio and proportion, and investigate scale drawing and rate problems as they plan the ultimate vacation for their families. The Interactive Discovery-Based Units for High-Ability Learners, for grades 6-8, provides teachers with opportunities to use exciting and challenging units in their classrooms. These engaging curriculum units culminate in authentic performance situations that provide students with open-ended opportunities to demonstrate academic understanding. Each book in the series contains tiered lessons that teachers can easily modify to meet individual students' needs.

    Grades 6-8

    Introduction Unit Overview Unit Outline Glossary of Terms Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Lesson 7 Appendix: Student Context Rubric About the Authors Common Core State Standards Alignment


    Richard G. Cote, M.B.A., is a career educator. He has dedicated 41 years to being a classroom teacher (mathematics, physics), a community college adjunct instructor (economics), a gifted and talented resource specialist, and the director of the Further Steps Forward Project, funded under Javits legislation.

    Darcy Blauvelt joined the Nashua School District in 2005 as a gifted and talented resource specialist. Subsequently, she served full time as the program coordinator for the Further Steps Forward Project, a Javits Grant program, from 2005-2009. Blauvelt returned to the classroom in the fall of 2009 and currently teaches seventh grade English in Nashua, NH. Blauvelt lives in Manchester, NH with her husband, two dogs, five cats, and the occasional son!