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Teaches standards-based math as it develops children’s reading, writing, and thinking skills!
Description & Features
Math Detective® uses topics and skills drawn from national math standards to prepare your students for advanced math courses and assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in math.
Students read a short story that includes a chart, table, or graph. Next they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the math concept and develop their critical thinking (comprehension) skills. Students can’t just scan the story for answers — they must carefully analyse and synthesise the information from the text and the chart, table, or graph to explain and support their answers.
Stories are age-relevant, high-interest, and show students that math is integral to everyday activities.
Includes general and student introductions, a lesson that explains the concept of evidence, a chart of topics and key ideas to help select activities, and detailed answers.
“Math Detective is an ideal solution for test preparation because it does not teach to a particular assessment. It develops the skills needed to excel on new assessments. In my field testing with students in grades 5-6 and some older students in grades 7-8, Math Detective was highly effective in clarifying topics that students found confusing in previous years.”
- Terri Husted, author
“Math Detective turns a good lesson into a great one.”
- Learning™ Magazine, Resources for Successful Teaching
“A great alternative to the textbooks out there today. My kids loved the problems and their twists and turns.”
- Byron, via the Internet
“Boy, were my kids surprised when they played Math Detective software. Every activity is different and truly grasps their attention. They actually enjoyed learning with it and want to keep playing.”
- Pati, Hampshire, IL
“I like the way Math Detective includes reading comprehension as well as math concepts.”
- Mickey, Monterey, CA
“These problems encourage real thinking behaviours and tie together reading, writing, and math. A great resource. Recommended!”
- Teacher’s Choice Awards
“Math Detective is perfect preparation for the WASL test. It works great because it helps students learn to follow directions. I’ve never seen anything like this and I’ve looked all over the internet.”
-Brandell, Oak Harbor, WA