Good Questions for Math Teaching

Why Ask Them and what to Ask, Grades 5-8

Good Questions for Math Teaching

"Good Questions" - or open-ended questions - promote students' mathematical thinking, understanding, and proficiency. By asking careful, purposeful questions, teachers create dynamic learning environments, help students make sense of math, and unravel misconceptions. This valuable book includes a wide variety of good questions for classroom use and offers teachers tips on how to createopen-ended questions of their own.

Good Questions

Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom, Third Edition

Good Questions

This bestselling resource provides tools to help experienced and novice teachers effectively and efficiently differentiate mathematics instruction in grades K-8. This third edition includes key changes that will make it easier for teachers to use the tools in all quality state standards environments, as well as with many new classroom examples for each grade band.

Faster Isn't Smarter

Messages about Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century : a Resource for Teachers, Leaders, Policy Makers, and Families

Faster Isn't Smarter

Nctm Past President Cathy L. Seeley shares her messages on today's most relevant topics and issues in education. Based on Cathy L. Seeley's award-winning nctm President's Messages, and including dozens of new messages, this must-have k-12 resource offers straight talk and common sense about some of today's most important, thought-provoking issues in education. With topics ranging from the impact of rising expectations and the trap of timed tests to the role of technology and the phenomenon of jumping on bandwagons, this book provides a base for lively discussion among elementary, middle, and high school teachers; leaders; policy makers; and families. This book contains 41 messages included in three sections: (1) School Mathematics for the 21st Century: Elementary and Secondary Mathematics in America; (2) Great Ideas Whose Time Has Come (and Gone?): Mathematics Issues Facing Schools and Districts; and (3) Real Students and Real Teachers: Mathematics in Today's Classroom. This book also contains the following: (1) Foreword by Marilyn Burns; (2) Introduction; (3) How to Use This Book; (4) Afterword: The Sum of the Parts Is Greater than Some of the Parts; (5) Acknowledgments; (6) Readings and References; (7) Index; and (8) About the Author.

From Reading to Math

How Best Practices in Literacy Can Make You a Better Math Teacher, Grades K-5

From Reading to Math

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What's Right about Wrong Answers

Learning from Math Mistakes, Grades 4-5

What's Right about Wrong Answers

"You can't learn to hit a three-point shot without missing a lot of shots. You can't learn to play a piece of music correctly without striking a lot of wrong notes." And, as Nancy Anderson explains in What's Right About Wrong Answers, "You can't learn math without making mistakes." Nancy turns mistakes on their head and helps you cleverly use them to students' advantage. Each of the twenty-two activities in this book focuses on important ideas in grades 4-5 mathematics. By examining comic strips, letters to a fictitious math expert from confused students, and sample student work containing mistakes, your learners explore typical math mistakes, reflect on why they're wrong, and move toward deeper understanding. Each activity includes: a summary of the mathematical content and highlighted err∨ Common Core connections; prerequisite knowledge that students need; required reproducibles, manipulatives, and other tools; the big underlying math ideas; and suggestions for implementing the activity. Each activity can be used to enhance units of instruction and help students prepare for assessments that are aligned with the Common Core and similar state standards.

Math Projects, Grades 5 - 8

Math Projects, Grades 5 - 8

Make math matter to students in grades 5 and up using Math Projects! This 64-page book provides exciting individual, partner, and small-group projects that promote creative problem solving. Students compute, read, write, and utilize social and artistic skills with the more than 50 projects! The book supports NCTM standards and aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.

Math for Real Kids

Problems, Applications, and Activities for Grades 5-8

Math for Real Kids

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

Enhance mathematics instruction and build students' understanding of mathematical concepts with this exceptional resource notebook. Choose from a wide range of easy-to-implement strategies that enhance mathematical content. Topics include developing students' mathematical vocabulary and problem-solving abilities, assessing students' mathematics thinking, and using manipulatives. Highlights include tips on planning instruction and managing the mathematics classroom, plus differentiation strategies for each lesson. Includes Teacher Resource CD with reproducibles including rubrics and assessment materials. This resource is correlated to the Common Core and other state standards, is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and supports core concepts of STEM instruction.