Principles to Actions

Author: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780873537742
Format: PDF
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This text offers guidance to teachers, mathematics coaches, administrators, parents, and policymakers. This book: provides a research-based description of eight essential mathematics teaching practices ; describes the conditions, structures, and policies that must support the teaching practices ; builds on NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to attain much higher levels of mathematics achievement for all students ; identifies obstacles, unproductive and productive beliefs, and key actions that must be understood, acknowledged, and addressed by all stakeholders ; encourages teachers of mathematics to engage students in mathematical thinking, reasoning, and sense making to significantly strengthen teaching and learning.

Implementing Standards based Mathematics Instruction

Author: Mary Kay Stein
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807739075
Format: PDF
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Presents prevalent cases of maths instruction drawn from research of classroom lessons. The "Mathematical Tasks Framework", developed by the authors, offers teachers the means to evaluate instructional decisions, choice of materials and learning outcomes.

More Good Questions

Author: Marian Small
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773026
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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We know that Differentiated Instruction helps all students to learn. Yet DI challenges teachers, and nowhere more than in mathematics. In this new book, written specifically for secondary mathematics teachers, the authors cut through the difficulties with two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math content: Open questions and Parallel tasks. Showing teachers how to get started and become expert with these strategies, this book also demonstrates how to use more inclusive learning conversations to promote broader student participation. Strategies and examples are organized around Big Ideas within the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content strands. With particular emphasis on Algebra, chapters also address Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Probability, with examples included for Pre-Calculus.

Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners

Author: Gladis Kersaint
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136227598
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today's mathematics classrooms increasingly include students for whom English is a second language. Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners provides readers a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the secondary mathematics classroom. Framed by a research perspective, Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners presents practical instructional strategies for engaging learners that can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction. The authors offer context-specific strategies for everything from facilitating classroom discussions with all students, to reading and interpreting math textbooks, to tackling word problems. A fully annotated list of math web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help mathematics teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include: An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a mathematics specific context. Additional practical examples of mathematics problems and exercises make turning theory into practice easy when teaching ELLs New pedagogical elements in Part 3 include tips on harnessing new technologies, discussion questions and reflection points. New coverage of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.

Good Questions

Author: Marian Small
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080775854X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

High Yield Routines

Author: Ann C. McCoy
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9780873537193
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Today's classrooms are full of routines. Although we often think of routines as being used for organisation, routines can also be used to enhance instruction. In this book, the authors present seven easily implemented mathematical routines that may be used effectively at a variety of grade levels and with a variety of mathematical content. The book also includes ideas for infusing mathematics into the nonmathematical routines that take time away from instruction. Each chapter begins with classroom vignettes that provide a glimpse of how the routine might look as it is implemented in a variety of grade levels. A description of the routine and implementation strategies follow and the authors provide examples of student work from various grade levels for each of the routine, including examples of ways to assess student thinking by using the routines, and suggestions for adapting the routines. The book includes connections to the Common Core practice standards and focuses on creating opportunities for differentiated instruction. A highly useful book, written by seasoned mathematics educators, this book is a must-have for all elementary and middle school mathematics teachers.

Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics

Author: Daniel J. Brahier
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781930556201
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It describes each strategy and clarifies its advantages and drawbacks. Also included is a large sample of classroom-tested examples along with sample student responses. These examples can be used "as is" - or you can customize them for your own class. This book will help prepare your students for standardized tests that include items requiring evidence of conceptual understanding. The strategies reflect the assessment Standards benchmarks established by the NCTM. In addition, an entire chapter is devoted to help teachers use these assessments to arrive at their students' grades.