"Provides teachers with an overall sense of planning a math curriculum and managing classroom instruction for the whole year, including what is going to be taught each month and what specifically to teach each day. Topics include include problem solving, numeration and place value, geometry, measurement, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, algebraic thinking, and more"--Provided by publisher.
"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.
"Presents practices and routines designed to support and nourish teachers as they prepare and present a meaningful year of mathematics instruction for fifth-grade mathematicians. Offers activities, lessons, and narration that can be easily adapted or adjusted to fit the particular needs of the students or the requirements of a prescribed curriculum"--
"Guides teachers in planning instruction that takes standardized testing into account while staying focused on a curriculum that encourages students to love and understand mathematics"--Provided by publisher.
This best seller offers an unparalleled look at the significant role that classroom discussions can play in teaching mathematics and deepening students’ mathematical understanding. Based on a four-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the second edition includes more examples of classroom talk focusing on pre-algebra and early grade levels; an expanded range of vignettes; chapter-ending discussion questions for book study groups; connections to NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics; and an index of every mathematical and Standards for School Mathematics; and an index of every mathematical example used, classified by grade level and mathematical emphasis.
This inspirational resource challenges educators to view adolescent literacy as a "civil right" that enables students to understand essential content and to develop as independent learners. Edited by the Vice President of Education at the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), a nonprofit that is nationally known for its expertise in literacy and professional development, the book is a call to action and a practical guide for reform-minded schools and districts, and for teachers seeking to help all adolescent learners achieve at high levels. It is replete with vivid illustrations of exemplary classroom practice across all content areas. It also offers important frameworks to help teachers implement those practices in their own schools. Perfect for professional learning communities, study groups, and individual teachers,
Expert teachers share a wealth of classroom-tested lessons that help students understand why and how to measure length, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, and angles. The book provides engaging real-world contexts to help students understand what it means to measure, using standard and nonstandard units. The lessons emphasize connections between two or more measurement topics and include connections to other disciplines, such as literature, social studies, or science. Each lesson is organized in an accessible, easy-to-use format that includes an overview, a list of materials, a vocabulary list, and step-by-step teaching directions.