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.

The Mathematics Lesson Planning Handbook Grades K 2

Author: Beth McCord Kobett
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506387829
Format: PDF, Docs
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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: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273650
Format: PDF
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Discover how effective coaching relationships add up to improved mathematics teaching and learning! Based on principles established by NCTM and NCSM, this resource outlines a coaching process for engaging math teachers and fostering productive collaborations that lead to better teaching practice and increased student achievement. Focusing on the role of the math coach in transforming mathematics classrooms and ensuring equity, the chapters help coaches: Collaborate with teachers to align and implement curriculum Build trust and rapport with hesitant or resistant teachers Develop collegial partnerships for planning, analyzing, and reflecting on instruction Support and sustain individual and institutional change

Visible Learning for Mathematics Grades K 12

Author: John Hattie
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506362974
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Understanding Middle School Math

Author: Arthur A. Hyde
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
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A book of cool problems for middle school mathematics classrooms-does it get any better? Yes, it does. Art Hyde and his colleagues go far beyond providing a collection of problems. They address big ideas, make connections, nurture the use of varied representations, and provide vivid accounts of actual classroom implementation. -Judith Zawojewski Board of Directors, NCTM Imagine handing students state-by-state data on the number of gallons of soft drinks sold per person in one year. Imagine using it to lead a vibrant problem-solving session in which students energetically pose and answer mathematical questions: Why does it say sold instead of consumed? What IS a soft drink? Is it the same as soda? Who would collect this kind of data? Why would they collect it? How was gallons per person calculated? What was the total amount of soda sold in our state? How many 12 ounce cans is that? 20 ounce bottles? How many of each per person? Understanding Middle School Math gathers 50 cool problems like this that lead to deep thinking. Problems such as the Renovation Problem, in which students uncover ideas about how perimeter, area, length, and cost affect a construction project. Or Chocolate Algebra, where they discover linear relationships among the pocket money available to buy two differently priced chocolate candies. Arthur Hyde combines the latest research and decades of classroom experience to braid language, cognition, and math. His approach can help any student, including underprepared ones, with the rigors of math in middle school and beyond. He has created and adapted problems that strongly connect math to the real world, to students' lives, and to prior knowledge. Problems that scaffold content and processes, and give students multiple entry points into learning. Every problem has been extensively field tested and refined by classroom teachers. And for each cool problem practicing middle school teachers describe how they used it to differentiate over a wide range of students and extend learning. For fantastic problems your students won't soon forget and teaching solutions that are exciting, substantial, and transformative, turn to Art Hyde. Read and use Understanding Middle School Math and pass your love of math on as you meet your classroom goals. Discover more resources for developing mathematical thinking at Heinemann.com/Math

A Guide to Mathematics Leadership

Author: Don S. Balka
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412975433
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction

Author: Barbara M. Taylor
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462511511
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This highly readable handbook synthesizes the best research on K-8 literacy instruction and distills key implications for classroom practice. Noted contributors provide clear recommendations for creating effective, motivating classroom environments; teaching core components of literacy; integrating literacy with content-area instruction; and building a schoolwide literacy program that helps all students succeed. Helpful figures, tables, resource lists, reflection questions, and concrete examples from real classrooms make the book an ideal tool for teacher training and professional development. Numerous reproducible worksheets and checklists can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Every Math Learner Grades K 5

Author: Nanci N. Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506390323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Differentiation that shifts your instruction and boosts ALL student learning! Nationally recognized math differentiation expert Nanci Smith debunks the myths surrounding differentiated instruction, revealing a practical approach to real learning differences. Theory-lite and practice-heavy, this book provides a concrete and manageable framework for helping all students know, understand, and even enjoy doing mathematics. Busy K-5 mathematics educators learn to Provide practical structures for assessing how students learn and process mathematical concepts Design, implement, manage, and formatively assess and respond to learning in a standards-aligned differentiated classroom; and Adjust current instructional materials to better meet students' needs Includes classroom videos and a companion website.

Teaching Numeracy

Author: Margie Pearse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238855
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.