Visible Thinking in the K 8 Mathematics Classroom

Author: Ted H. Hull
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412992052
Format: PDF, Docs
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The authors provide instructional strategies for maximizing students' mathematics comprehension through interactive visual thinking. Included are grade-specific sample problems and concrete examples of each strategy.

Making Thinking Visible

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015032
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

Differentiating Math Instruction K 8

Author: William N. Bender
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452255458
Format: PDF, Docs
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This seminal text is like no other, successfully blending the best of what technology has to offer with guidelines for meeting the objectives set forth by the Common Core.

A Guide to Mathematics Leadership

Author: Don S. Balka
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412975433
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by three noted mathematics educators, this volume presents a process-based approach to building a high-quality mathematics program based on five NCTM principles and four NCSM leadership principles.

Visible Learning for Mathematics Grades K 12

Author: John Hattie
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506362974
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Mathematics, six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one—it’s about when—and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school. That’s a high bar, but with the amazing K-12 framework here, you choose the right approach at the right time, depending upon where learners are within three phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer. This results in “visible” learning because the effect is tangible. The framework is forged out of current research in mathematics combined with John Hattie’s synthesis of more than 15 years of education research involving 300 million students. Chapter by chapter, and equipped with video clips, planning tools, rubrics, and templates, you get the inside track on which instructional strategies to use at each phase of the learning cycle: Surface learning phase: When—through carefully constructed experiences—students explore new concepts and make connections to procedural skills and vocabulary that give shape to developing conceptual understandings. Deep learning phase: When—through the solving of rich high-cognitive tasks and rigorous discussion—students make connections among conceptual ideas, form mathematical generalizations, and apply and practice procedural skills with fluency. Transfer phase: When students can independently think through more complex mathematics, and can plan, investigate, and elaborate as they apply what they know to new mathematical situations. To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. Visible Learning for Math brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 through intentionally designed guided, collaborative, and independent learning.

Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom

Author: Ted H. Hull
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483358771
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rigor put within reach! Rigor: The Common Core has made it policy—and this first-of-its-kind guide takes math teachers and leaders through the process of making it reality. Using the Proficiency Matrix as a framework, the authors offer proven strategies and practical tools for successful implementation of the CCSS mathematical practices—with rigor as a central objective. You’ll learn how to Define rigor in the context of each mathematical practice Identify and overcome potential issues, including differentiating instruction and using data Relate specific roles and goals for all stakeholders Use assessment tools to guide work and monitor progress

The Mathematics Lesson Planning Handbook Grades K 2

Author: Beth McCord Kobett
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506387829
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your blueprint to planning K-2 math lessons for maximum impact and understanding Not sure of tomorrow’s lesson plan? Your blueprint for designing K-2 math lessons for maximum student learning is here. This indispensable handbook guides you decision-by-decision through the planning of lessons that are purposeful, rigorous, and coherent. Clarify learning intentions and connect goals to success criteria. Distinguishing between conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and transfer. Select the formats and tasks that facilitate questioning and encourage productive struggle. Includes a lesson-planning template and examples from Kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms. Empower yourself to plan lessons strategically, teach with intention and confidence, and build an exceptional foundation in math for your students.

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching

Author: Ted H. Hull
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972647
Format: PDF, ePub
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Engage math teachers and foster productive collaborations through an effective coaching process that builds trust and rapport and leads to better teaching practice and increased student achievement.

Teaching Numeracy

Author: Margie Pearse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238855
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Transform mathematics learning from “doing” to “thinking” American students are losing ground in the global mathematical environment. What many of them lack is numeracy—the ability to think through the math and apply it outside of the classroom. Referencing the new common core and NCTM standards, the authors outline nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and show you how to: Monitor and repair students’ understanding Guide students to recognize patterns Encourage questioning for understanding Develop students’ mathematics vocabulary Included are several numeracy-rich lesson plans, complete with clear directions and student handouts.

Ready Set SCIENCE

Author: Board on Science Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309106146
Format: PDF
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What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? Ready, Set, Science! guides the way with an account of the groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the recently released National Research Council report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, this book summarizes a rich body of findings from the learning sciences and builds detailed cases of science educators at work to make the implications of research clear, accessible, and stimulating for a broad range of science educators. Ready, Set, Science! is filled with classroom case studies that bring to life the research findings and help readers to replicate success. Most of these stories are based on real classroom experiences that illustrate the complexities that teachers grapple with every day. They show how teachers work to select and design rigorous and engaging instructional tasks, manage classrooms, orchestrate productive discussions with culturally and linguistically diverse groups of students, and help students make their thinking visible using a variety of representational tools. This book will be an essential resource for science education practitioners and contains information that will be extremely useful to everyone �including parents �directly or indirectly involved in the teaching of science.