Minds on Mathematics

Using Math Workshop to Develop Deep Understanding in Grades 4-8
Author: Wendy Ward Hoffer
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325044347
Category: Education
Page: 185
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Minds-on Mathematics explains the core elements of math workshop and provides detailed strategies for implementing the workshop structure, including Lesson Openers that engage students,Minilessons that model thinking and problem solving.

Science as Thinking

The Constants and Variables of Inquiry Teaching, Grades 5-10
Author: Wendy Ward Hoffer
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 266
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You are about to immerse yourself in a gorgeously readable and engaging account of how teachers can move science instruction from "hands on to minds on." Wendy Ward Hoffer describes how teachers can extrapolate what is known about good thinking strategies instruction to science teaching and learning. Hoffer illuminates the path for thousands of teachers (in science and beyond) who today work with those who will lead this country's efforts in energy, health care, the exploration of sea and space, and the protection of our planet. What work is more vital to our future? - Ellin Oliver Keene Coauthor of Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition This book by an experienced teacher takes professional development to a new level. Many authors of books designed to improve education try to integrate best research with best practice. Few succeed as well as Wendy Hoffer. - J. Myron Atkin Stanford University Inquiry is how we learn about the world. Every day we ask questions, gather evidence, make observations, and draw conclusions. Science as Thinking shows how powerful instruction can connect the natural curiosity students bring to class to the science curriculum. Wendy Ward Hoffer uses the fundamental scientific principles of constants and variables as a framework for highly effective science teaching. She begins with constants, the basics of science instruction: Inquiry, Big Ideas, Workshop, Assessment, Culture. Hoffer shows how building a teaching foundation on these constants ensures that all of your planning, lessons, and interactions spark students' interests and support deep thinking about science. Hoffer's variables are the practices you select from every day - labs, demonstrations, lectures, projects, and other classroom staples. She illustrates how these variables can be carefully manipulated to maximize student engagement, thinking, and understanding. Science as Thinking is a wonderful resource for new teachers, but it will just as soon be sticky-noted and dog-eared by veterans. It helps you: get started and sustain progress with classroom-tested strategies for implementing, teaching, and refining high-quality instruction make direct connections between theory and practice through planning questions conduct meaningful assessment with sample rubrics. If you're as serious about improving students' learning as they are curious about their world, then read Science as Thinking. In it you'll find highly effective and satisfying ways to teach science and turn any science curriculum into the turning point of a young scientist's life.

Comprehending Math

Adapting Reading Strategies to Teach Mathematics, K-6
Author: Arthur A. Hyde
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009490
Category: Education
Page: 200
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In Comprehending Math Arthur Hyde (coauthor of the popular Best Practice) shows you how to adapt some of your favorite and most effective reading comprehension strategies to help your students with important mathematical concepts. Emphasizing problem solving, Hyde and his colleagues demonstrate how to build into your practice math-based variations of: K--W--L visualizing asking questions inferring predicting making connections determining importance synthesizing

Math Exchanges

Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small-group Meetings
Author: Kassia Omohundro Wedekind
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108262
Category: Education
Page: 202
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Traditionally, small-group math instruction has been used as a format for reaching children who struggle to understand. Math coach Kassia Omohundro Wedekind uses small-group instruction as the centerpiece of her math workshop approach, engaging all students in rigorous "math exchanges." The key characteristics of these mathematical conversations are that they are: 1) short, focused sessions that bring all mathematical minds together, 2) responsive to the needs of the specific group of mathematicians, and 3) designed for meaningful, guided reflection. As in reading and writing workshop, students in Kassia's math workshop are becoming self-directed and independent while participating in a classroom community of learners. Through the math exchanges, students focus on number sense and the big ideas of mathematics. Teachers guide the conversations with small groups of students, mediating talk and thinking as students share problem-solving strategies, discuss how math works, and move toward more effective and efficient approaches and greater mathematical understanding. Although grounded in theory and research, Math Exchanges is written for practicing teachers and answers such questions as the following: How can I use a math workshop approach and follow a certain textbook or set of standards? How should I form small groups? and How often should I meet with small groups? What should I focus on in small groups? How can I tell if my groups are making progress? What do small-group math exchanges look like, sound like, and feel like?

A Mind for Mathematics

Meaningful Teaching and Learning in Elementary Classrooms - Useful Classroom Tactics and Examples for K-6 Math
Author: Nanci N. Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943874002
Category: Education
Page: 248
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What does it take to be a good mathematics teacher who actively engages students and addresses learning differences? Gain a mental picture of an effective mathematics learning environment and why it must be founded on growth mindset principles. This easy-to-read text breaks down the complex components of mathematics teaching and divides them into practical strategies. Combining mathematics research, useful tactics, and examples from K-6 classrooms, the book includes reflection questions, action tasks, and activities to inspire and engage mathematical minds. Benefits: LEARN HOW TO USE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ASSESSMENTS to advance student learning and inform mathematics instruction. OBSERVE SPECIFIC CLASSROOM EXAMPLES and vignettes that illustrate the mathematical concepts covered in each chapter. LEARN THE CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGH-QUALITY, RIGOROUS TASKS that engage students in learning mathematics. GET ADVICE ON BALANCING TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES and making sound plans for teaching mathematics, including communicating with students' families. INFLUENCE STUDENTS TO WORK HARD, grapple with challenging problems, and ultimately value mathematics. Contents: About the Author Introduction Creating the Mathematical Environment Engaging Mathematical Minds Reaching Different Mathematical Minds Challenging Student Mathematicians Monitoring Mathematical Assessment Balancing It All References and Resources Index

Concept-Based Mathematics

Teaching for Deep Understanding in Secondary Classrooms
Author: Jennifer T.H. Wathall
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150633265X
Category: Education
Page: 296
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Give math students the connections between what they learn and how they do math—and suddenly math makes sense If your secondary-school students are fearful of or frustrated by math, it’s time for a new approach. When you teach concepts rather than rote processes, you help students discover their own natural mathematical abilities. This book is a road map to retooling how you teach math in a deep, clear, and meaningful way to help students achieve higher-order thinking skills. Jennifer Wathall shows you how to plan units, engage students, assess understanding, incorporate technology, and there’s even a companion website with additional resources.

Number Talks

Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies, Grades K-5
Author: Sherry Parrish
Publisher: Math Solutions
ISBN: 1935099116
Category: Education
Page: 390
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"This resource supports new and experienced educators who want to prepare for and design purposeful number talks for their students; the author demonstrates how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Includes connections to national standards, a DVD, reproducibles, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.

The Struggling Writer

Strategies to Help Kids Focus, Build Stamina, and Develop Writing Confidence
Author: Janet Angelillo
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545058964
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Helps students hone the skills and build the confidence they need to succeed as competent, creative writers.

When Reading Begins

The Teacher's Role in Decoding, Comprehension, and Fluency
Author: Ardith Davis Cole
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325006635
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Provides teachers with a method to effectively teach reading to students.

The Xs and Whys of Algebra

Key Ideas and Common Misconceptions
Author: Anne Collins,Linda Dacey,Linda Schulman Dacey
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
ISBN: 9781571108579
Category: Education
Page: 45
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Anne Collins and Linda Dacey provide a set of thirty research-based modules designed to engage all students in mathematical learning that develops conceptual understanding, addresses common misconceptions, and builds key ideas that are essential to future learning. --from publisher description.

Math Workshop, Grade 1

A Framework for Guided Math and Independent Practice
Author: Carson-Dellosa Publishing,Angela Triplett
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1483846199
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Math Workshop for first grade provides complete small-group math instruction for these important topics: -addition concepts -time -composing shapes -making ten Simple and easy-to-use, this teacher resource for first grade teachers complements any curriculum. Like reading and writing workshops, math workshop is an instructional model that combines whole-group lessons with leveled guided math groups and independent practice. It allows teachers to give students direct, leveled instruction while providing opportunities for practice and skill review. Math Workshop for first grade simplifies the workshop method with a comprehensive introduction and over 25 step-by-step lessons. This teacher resource for first grade math also includes these helpful features: -comprehensive lesson plans -leveled practice pages -hands-on activities for every lesson The Math Workshop series for kindergarten through fifth grades gives teachers everything they need to implement the math workshop method. Each book contains 28 complete lessons, a thorough introduction, and reproducible game templates. Each lesson begins with an essential question, a warm-up activity, and a whole-group lesson. It is followed by three leveled small-group lessons and a short assessment. Lessons are rounded out with a practice worksheet for each small group and an activity to practice the skill. Teachers are also provided with math talk questions and a math journal prompt to extend learning. The Math Workshop series gives teachers the flexible tools needed to begin small-group math instruction.

Analogies for Critical Thinking

Grade 5
Author: Ruth Foster
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420631683
Category: Education
Page: 64
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Approach analogies as puzzles. To solve them, students need to use cognitive processes and critical-thinking skills. These exercises present word and/or picture relationships in several different ways. The goal is to develop skills in visual imagery, reading comprehension, vocabulary development, reasoning and test-taking.

Developing Number Knowledge

Assessment,Teaching and Intervention with 7-11 year olds
Author: Robert J Wright,David Ellemor-Collins,Pamela D Tabor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446253686
Category: Education
Page: 312
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Following the great success of the earlier books, this fourth book in the Mathematics Recovery series equips teachers with detailed pedagogical knowledge and resources for teaching number to 7 to 11-year olds. Drawing on extensive programs of research, curriculum development, and teacher development, the book offers a coherent, up-to-date approach emphasising computational fluency and the progressive development of students' mathematical sophistication. The book is organized in key domains of number instruction, including structuring numbers 1 to 20, knowledge of number words and numerals, conceptual place value, mental computation, written computation methods, fractions, and early algebraic reasoning. Features include: " fine-grained progressions of instruction within each domain; " detailed descriptions of students' strategies and difficulties; " assessment tasks with notes on students' responses; " classroom-ready instructional activities; " an accompanying CD with extensive instructional resources. This book is designed for classroom and intervention teachers, special education teachers and classroom assistants. The book is an invaluable resource for mathematics advisors and coaches, learning support staff, numeracy consultants, curriculum developers, teacher educators and researchers.

Number Sense Routines

Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3
Author: Jessica F. Shumway
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107908
Category: Education
Page: 178
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Jessica Shumway has developed a series of routines designed to help young students internalize and deepen their facility with numbers. The daily use of these quick five-, ten-, or fifteen-minute experiences at the beginning of math class will help build students' number sense. --from publisher description

Hands-On Algebra!

Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Grades 7-12
Author: Frances McBroom Thompson, Ed.D.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780876283868
Category: Education
Page: 640
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Lay a solid foundation of algebra proficiency with over 155 hands-on games and activities. To complement the natural process of learning, each activity builds on the previous one-- from concrete to pictorial to abstract. Dr. Thompson's unique three-step approach encourages students to first recognize patterns; then use diagrams, tables, and graphs to illustrate algebraic concepts; and finally, apply what they've learned through cooperative games, puzzles, problems, and activities using a graphic calculator and computer. You'll find each activity has complete teacher directions, lists of materials needed, and helpful examples for discussion, homework, and quizzes. Most activities include time-saving reproducible worksheets for use with individual students, small groups, or the entire class. This ready-to-use resource contains materials sufficient for a two-semester course in Algebra I and can be adapted for advanced students as well as students with dyslexia.

Everything You Need for Mathematics Coaching

Tools, Plans, and a Process That Works for Any Instructional Leader, Grades K-12
Author: Maggie B. McGatha,Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,Beth McCord Kobett,Jonathan A. Wray
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544316992
Category: Education
Page: 360
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Plan, focus, and lead: Your toolkit for inspiring math teachers What’s your go-to resource for guiding teachers to grow mathematics proficiency in their classrooms? This comprehensive toolkit for busy math coaches positions student learning as the focus of all work, and connects the Eight Mathematical Practices for students with NCTM’s Eight Effective Teaching Practices to deliver coaching strategies that work. Use the coaching cycle—plan, gather data, reflect—to build trust and rapport with teachers. Navigate coaching conversations. Plan, focus, and facilitate professional learning communities. Includes examples from the field, resources, and a plethora of tools to download and share. Create a professional learning plan that empowers you to lead with clarity and purpose.

Guided Math Workshop


Author: Laney Sammons,Donna Boucher
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425896774
Category: Education
Page: 232
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This must-have resource helps teachers successfully plan, organize, implement, and manage Guided Math Workshop. It provides practical strategies for structure and implementation to allow time for teachers to conduct small-group lessons and math conferences to target student needs. The tested resources and strategies for organization and management help to promote student independence and provide opportunities for ongoing practice of previously mastered concepts and skills. With sample workstations and mathematical tasks and problems for a variety of grade levels, this guide is sure to provide the information that teachers need to minimize preparation time and meet the needs of all students.

Teaching Number in the Classroom with 4-8 Year Olds


Author: Robert J Wright,Garry Stanger,Ann K. Stafford,James Martland
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473908752
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Bring the principles and practice of the acclaimed Mathematics Recovery Programme to whole-class teaching! WHY INVEST IN THE NEW EDITION? In full-colour with a revised layout for clearer navigation More up-to-date tasks, activities and real classroom examples Learning trajectories for guiding instruction and tracking progress on key topics Extra resources online on the companion website Part of the best-selling Maths Recovery series, this practical, step-by-step guide to classroom instruction takes an inquiry-based approach to assess children's knowledge and build on this to develop a firm foundation of understanding and confidence in mathematics. Topics covered range from beginning number and early counting strategies to multi-digit addition and subtraction right through to multiplication and division. An invaluable resource for use on pre-service teacher training courses and for all primary classroom teachers and assistants, including experienced Mathematics Recovery instructors, as well as learning support personnel, primary mathematics advisors, numeracy consultants and educational psychologists. WHAT EXTRAS ARE ON THE COMPANION WEBSITE? Downloadable extra chapter resources like print-out grids, worksheets, cards and much more A Facilitator’s Guide that can be used either individually or in group study to help you get the most out of the material In-class video demonstrations to clearly show how the instructional activities in the book are used in the classroom Webinar discussing the key points in the book and how it supports your teaching Visit the companion website at https://study.sagepub.com/wrighttnc "Research informs practice in this easy to access resource. Each chapter gives educators practical, bite-sized assessments, linked to a host of activities that helps them target teaching and develop the firm foundations which are so vital for confident and competent mathematicians." - Jill Piotrowski, Numeracy Consultant, Wigan Local Authority, UK "'The Classroom Instructional Framework in Early Number is research-based and provides a roadmap of not only the what, but the when and the how to teach all aspects of early number." - Vicki Nally, Mathematics Consultant at Catholic Education Office, Melbourne "The structured approach offers a wealth of rich and easily implemented classroom-based activities that work - thousands of teachers in Ireland attest to this!" - Noreen O'Loughlin, Director Maths Recovery and Maths Education Lecturer, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland

Putting the Practices Into Action

Implementing the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, K-8
Author: Susan O'Connell,John SanGiovanni
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325046556
Category: Education
Page: 152
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The Standards for Mathematical Practice promise to elevate students' learning of math from knowledge to application and bring rigor to math classrooms. Here, the authors unpack each of the eight Practices and provide a wealth of practical ideas and activities to help teachers quickly integrate them into their existing math program.