Dale Seymour Publications publishes a wealth of supplemental programs for middle school that might fit for your needs. Call for a catalog:
1-800-872-1100 ask for the middle school catalog.
Here are just some of the materials we publish:
* the NSF funded curriculum, Connected Mathematics, which consists of units - each developed around a series of investigations - which empahsize a major concept or cluster of concepts. Use of the TI-80 is incorporated as well as recommendations for the use of some software. Grades 6-8.
* Maneuvers With Mathematics Series - modules for using scientific calculators while developing essential math skills. Grades 5-8.
* MESA series (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) - combines essential pre-algebra topics with hand-on science explorations. students emulate real-world work environments by collaboration in groups. Units include: Packaging and the Enviroment; In the Pharmacy; Measuring Earthquakes; Classifyling Fingerprints; Investigating Apples; and more.
* The Environmental ACTION Series (Analyze/Consider options/Take Action/ In/Our/Neighboorhoods) - six module sets which provied training in issue investigation, decision-making, and action skills. Modules include: Energy Conservaiton; Waste Reduction; Water Conservation; Chemicals: Choosing Wisely; Habitat and Biodiversity; Food Choices.
* Event-Based Science Series - Modules based on an actual event. Video clips from various media introduce the event, students tackle a real-life project working in teams. Interdisciplinary activities incorproate math, technology education, social studies, and language arts into the task.
These are just the major series, we publish statistics, problem solving, math and science projects, math & art, etc. materials, you'll see when you get a catalog.
There are lots of materials available, keep asking and others like me will tell you about their great stuff.
Merle Silverman Mathematics Acquisition Editor Cuisenaire * Dale Seymour Publications White Plains, NY (I live in California, 650-854-0300 ext. 2376)
>>> <NEAL@wsuhub.uc.twsu.edu> - 2/10/98 7:45 AM >>> A local middle has been charged to become a math/science/technology "Discovery Magnet." They are in need of ideas in regard to innovative and effective programs and materials.
Do you know of any programs that need pilot sites for 1999-2000? Do you have suggestions of materials they should preview? Can you suggest someone they should contact?