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Moving Through Dimensions: A Mathematics Unit for High Ability Learners (Grades 6-8)


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Series: William and Mary Curriculum Units
Author: Center For Gifted Education
Product Code: 3904
ISBN: 978-1-59363-390-5
Pages: 96
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Moving Through Dimensions approaches spatial reasoning through one-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional tasks designed for students in the middle school grades. The unit also asks students to explore the transition between dimensions and representations of three-dimensional objects in two dimensions. This book includes pre- and postassessments, multiple reproducible materials, and lessons based on NCTM standards.

Moving Through Dimensions was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary to offer advanced curriculum supported by years of research. The Center's materials have received national recognition from the United States Department of Education and the National Association for Gifted Children, and they are widely used both nationally and internationally.

Each of the books in this series offers curriculum that focuses on advanced content and higher level processes. The science units contain simulations of real-world problems, and students experience the work of real science by using data-handling skills, analyzing information, and evaluating results. The mathematics units provide sophisticated ideas and concepts, challenging extensions, higher order thinking skills, and opportunities for student exploration based on interest. These materials are a must for any teacher seeking to challenge and engage learners and increase achievement.

For a review of the research supporting the use of this product, please download What Works: 20 Years of Curriculum Development and Research for Advanced Learners.

Grades 6–8

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Review by: Cindy West, Our Journey Westward - January 1, 2010
[We] learned a lot--and both of us loved the hands-on, critical thinking approach . . . I was also amazed at how simple very in-depth concepts became after the explanations and activities. Hey, even I understand polycubes and Sierpinski Triangles now! Even though the learning was from a text of sorts, I still consider the lessons to be living math. We were learning skills and doing projects that will easily translate into real world tasks.
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by Renee Brown
on 9/14/2014
Bringing Geometry into Visual Dimension
With Moving Through Dimensions I am able to combine 2 of my sons passion areas: Artistic creativity and math. He loves math and it has always been easy for him and spends hours each day drawing amazing images in multiple dimentions. It's as if he can see an image popping out of a flat sheet of paper and then just draws in the details. 

When I discovered this book I was thrilled that I could bring those two passions together. It does not disappoint. I love that it offers clear instructions for the student to follow along with notes for teachers for enhancing the lessons coupled with resources for extensions to expand the lessons even further. 
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