Gary Robert Muschla and Judith A. Muschla

For Students, Parents, and Teachers


Part of McGraw-Hill's Practice Makes Perfect series, the books below are written in a workbook format. The exercises enable students, working in class, at home, or with the help of their parents, to supplement their learning of essential academic skills. The books are designed to make learning easy and enjoyable.

Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Vocabulary, for ages 8-12 (McGraw-Hill, 2012)

Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Vocabulary, for ages 10-14 (McGraw-Hill, 2012)

Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Grammar, for ages 8-12 (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Grammar, for ages 10-14 (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Practice Makes Perfect: Exploring Writing, for ages 8-12 (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Writing, for ages 10-14 (McGraw-Hill, 2011)

Practice Makes Perfect: Multiplication and Division, for ages 9-14 (McGraw-Hill, 2012)

Selected Works for Teachers

Algebra Teacher's Activities Kit, Second Edition, Grades 6-12
This resource provides 150 reproducible activities to help students master pre-algebra and algebra skills identified in the Common Core. Major topics include whole numbers, variables, equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, factoring, logarithmic functions, and statistics. Many of the activities are self-correcting, which adds interest for your students and saves time for you. The activities can be used to supplement your instructional program, to reinforce skills and concepts, for extra credit assignments, or to assist substitute teachers. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2016)

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 contains information, teaching strategies, and activities that support instruction for the Common Core Math Standards for these grade levels. The activities in this book focus on application of concepts or skills, demonstration of mathematical understanding, and critical thinking. They provide students with opportunities to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, and share ideas about math orally and in writing. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2014)

Math Starters! 5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Second Edition, Grades 6-12
Math Starters! 5- to 10-Minute Activities Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards, Second Edition, for grades 6-12, follows the same general structure as the first edition. The material is thoroughly updated. Many problems have been revised, some have been retired, and new problems have been added. Many of the 662 problems are aligned with the Common Core Math Standards. Every standard for grades 6-12 is supported by at least one problem, and many standards are supported by two or more. Many of the other problems address skills related to specific standards. Each problem aligned with the standards is identified in the contents and in the text, and a Standards and Problems Chart at the beginning of the book makes selecting problems for your students easy. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2013)

Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-on Activities contains information, teaching strategies, and activities that directly support instruction for the Common Core Math Standards for grades 6-8. Over 100 activities in this book are designed to encourage students to apply their understanding of math concepts and skills, develop proficiency in computation, and think critically. The activities in this book also provide students with opportunities to collaborate with other students about mathematics, utilize technology, share ideas about math orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the importance of math to real life. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2012)

Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Second Edition, Grades 6-12
The second edition of Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications for grades 6-12 contains 60 projects that will help your students apply math concepts, strategies, and skills to solve real-life, everyday problems. Each project promotes problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making and helps students to realize the relevance of math in their lives. The projects, which may be used with students of various grades and abilities, are organized in six sections: 1) Math and Science, 2) Math and Social Studies, 3) Math and Language, 4) Math and Art and Music, 5) Math and Sports and Recreation, and 6) Math and Life Skills. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2006)

Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Grades 3-5
Hands-on Math Projects with Real-Life Applications for grades 3-5 contains 40 projects that emphasize problem solving, critical thinking, and cooperative learning, as well as the application of math skills and concepts. The projects can be used with students of various grades and abilities, are easily implemented, and link math to other disciplines, including science, social studies, language arts, art, recreation, and life skills. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2009)

The Writing Teacher's Book of Lists, Second Edition
The Writing Teacher's Book of Lists, Second Edition is designed to help you teach writing more effectively. The book contains 90 lists and reproducible worksheets that provide students with information, ideas, and activities that can help them improve their writing skills. It will enable you to enhance your writing program and spark your students' interest in writing. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2004)

Writing Workshop Survival Kit, Second Edition, Grades 5-12
A comprehensive, step-by-step resource, the Writing Workshop Survival Kit, Second Edition can help teachers create a dynamic writing classroom. Based on the writing process, the book includes activities, numerous reproducibles, and 100 mini-lessons that focus on different kinds of writing, writing techniques, and the mechanics of writing. Through an effective writing workshop, your students will learn to express themselves with clarity and competence. (Published by Jossey-Bass, 2006)

Selected Works

For Math Teachers
The second edition of this resource contains 150 activities that support algebra in the Common Core Math Standards. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin
This resource contains more than 100 activities that support the Common Core for grades 3-5. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin.
The second edition of this resource contains 662 problems, many aligned with the Common Core Math Standards. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin
This resource contains over 100 activities directly linked to the Math Standards for grades 6-8. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin.
The second edition of this resource contains 60 projects designed to help students apply math concepts and skills to solving a wide variety of problems across the curriculum. Written by Gary and Judy.
The projects in this book cover concepts and skills that show the application of math in various subject areas. Written by Gary and Judy.
For Writing Teachers
The second edition of this book contains thoroughly updated material. Written by Gary.
The second edition of this resource is a valuable tool for writing teachers of grades 5-12. Written by Gary.

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