Ever feel burdened by mathematics lesson planning? Your blueprint for designing Grades 6-8 math lessons that enhance state standards and address the learning needs of students is here. This indispensable handbook guides you step-by-step to plan math lessons that are purposeful, rigorous, and coherent. The effective planning process helps you Clarify learning intentions and connect goals to success criteria Structure lessons to fit traditional or block schedules Select the formats and tasks that facilitate questioning and encourage productive struggleIncludes a lesson-planning template and examples from Grades 6-8 classrooms. Empower yourself to plan strategically, teach with intention, and build an individualized and manageable set of mathematics lesson plans.