Embrace the diverse spectrum of abilities, interests, and learning styles among students with this powerful series. Each book offers practical, research-based guidance to differentiating instruction in the mathematics classroom. The authors provide: dozens of ready-to-use differentiated tasks (including reproducibles), along with ways to scaffold mathematical learning; strategies for providing and structuring choice within classrooms; guidance in leading large-group discussions when students are completing different activities; and engaging ways to address NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and Curriculum Focal Points.
"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"--
From Quack and Count to Harry Potter, the imaginative ideas in children’s books come to life in math lessons through this unique series. Each resource provides more than 20 classroom-tested lessons that engage children in mathematical problem solving and reasoning. Each lesson features an overview, materials required, and a vignette of how the lesson actually unfolded in a classroom. This book includes a reference chart indicating the mathematical concept each lesson covers, such as number, geometry, patterns, algebra, measurement, data analysis, or probability. Topics include counting, sorting, addition, subtraction, money, measurement, and patterns.
If you've ever taken a graduate statistics course and discovered that you've forgotten how to divide a fraction or turn a fraction into a percentage, then this handy guide to mathematics is for you. Each topic is provided with a definition, explanation, and examples of how to solve a particular problem using the topic's technique. With ample cross-referencing, this guide is the perfect reference for researchers working with numbers, who need a review of mathematical concepts.
Nctm Past President Cathy L. Seeley shares her messages on today's most relevant topics and issues in education. Based on Cathy L. Seeley's award-winning nctm President's Messages, and including dozens of new messages, this must-have k-12 resource offers straight talk and common sense about some of today's most important, thought-provoking issues in education. With topics ranging from the impact of rising expectations and the trap of timed tests to the role of technology and the phenomenon of jumping on bandwagons, this book provides a base for lively discussion among elementary, middle, and high school teachers; leaders; policy makers; and families. This book contains 41 messages included i...
Provides opportunities for engaging, differentiated, open-ended problem-solving experiences. Features more than two hundred tasks grouped by content standards that reflect the NCTM Standards and the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points.
This text aims to show that mathematics is useful to virtually everyone. And it seeks to accomplish this by offering the reader plenty of practice in elementary mathematical computations motivated by real-world problems. The prerequisite for this book is a little algebra and geometry-nothing more than entrance requirements at most colleges. I hope that users-especially those who "don't like math"-will complete the course with greater confidence in their ability to solve practical problems (without seeking help from someone who is "good at math"). Here is a sampler of some of the problems to be encountered: I. If a U. S. dollar were worth 1. 15 Canadian dollars, what would a Canadian dollar b...