The Futures Channel's Hands-On Math teacher resource kit comes with information covering fractions, decimals, percents, statistics, geometry, measurement and problem solving, among other topics, all correlated to state and local standards for grades three through eight. The kit also includes two videos, which provide direction on professional development, classroom management strategies and mathematics applications. Also included are a print guide containing 40 lesson plans, a CD-ROM with video clips, and printable lesson plans and activities.
Enough resources are provided in the kit to conduct four complete half-day staff development sessions. Teachers can then take their own kits back with them for application in the classroom. The Futures Channel, Los Angeles, CA, (800) 404-3273, www.thefutureschannel.com/math.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.