Making Number Talks Matter

Author: Cathy Humphreys
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109986
Format: PDF, ePub
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Making Number Talks Matter is about the myriad decisions facing teachers as they make this fifteen-minute daily routine a vibrant and vital part of their mathematics instruction. Throughout the book, Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker offer practical ideas for using Number Talks to help students learn to reason numerically and build a solid foundation for the study of mathematics. This book will be an invaluable resource whether you are already using Number Talks or not; whether you are an elementary, middle school, high school, or college teacher; or even if you are a parent wanting to support your child with mathematics. Using insight gained from many years of doing Number Talks with students of all ages, Cathy and Ruth address questions to ask during Number Talks, teacher moves that turn the thinking over to students, the mathematics behind the various strategies, and ways to overcome bumps in the road. If you've been looking for ways to transform your mathematics classroom--to bring sense-making and divergent thinking to the foreground, to bring the Standards for Mathematical Practice to life, and to bring joy back into your instruction--this book is for you.

Number Talks

Author: Sherry Parrish
Publisher: Math Solutions
ISBN: 1935099116
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This resource supports new and experienced educators who want to prepare for and design purposeful number talks for their students; the author demonstrates how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Includes connections to national standards, a DVD, reproducibles, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.

Number Talks

Author: Sherry Parrish
Publisher: Math Solutions Publications
ISBN: 9781935099758
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Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages, A Multimedia Professional Learning Resource This second resource in the best-selling Number Talks series supports teachers who want to implement number talks, but are unsure of how to begin, and teachers who are seasoned in this art or instruction but desire additional support in crafting purposeful problems. This resource is intended to help teachers begin or refine their use of number talks with fractions, decimals, and percentages. More than 30 video clips give readers the opportunity to access authentic classroom number talks. Video Clips The video clips provide a visual platform for teachers to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings from their readings. The video clips features number talks filmed in actual classrooms, grades 3-7. Clips range from five to ten minutes in length with a total viewing time of approximately two hours. "

Experiencing School Mathematics

Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135642400
Format: PDF, ePub
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NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS ONLY: This is a revised edition of Experiencing School Mathematics first published in 1997 by Open University Press, © Jo Boaler. This revised edition is for sale in North America only. The first book to provide direct evidence for the effectiveness of traditional and reform-oriented teaching methods, Experiencing School Mathematics reports on careful and extensive case studies of two schools that taught mathematics in totally different ways. Three hundred students were followed over three years, providing an unusual and important range of data, including observations, interviews, questionnaires, and assessments, to show the ways students' beliefs and understandings were shaped by the different approaches to mathematics teaching. The interviews that are reproduced in the book give compelling insights into what it meant to be a student in the classrooms of the two schools. Questions are raised about and new evidence is provided for: * the ways in which "traditional" and "reform oriented" mathematics teaching approaches can impact student attitude, beliefs, and achievement; *the effectiveness of different teaching methods in preparing students for the demands of the "real world" and the 21st century; *the impact of tracking and heterogeneous ability grouping; and *gender and teaching styles--the potential of different teaching approaches for the attainment of equity. The book draws some radical new conclusions about the ways that traditional teaching methods lead to limited forms of knowledge that are ineffective in non-school settings. This edition has been revised for the North American market to show the relevance of the study results in light of the U.S. reform movement, the "math wars" and debates about teachers, assessment, and tracking. The details of the study have been rewritten for an American audience and the results are compared with research conducted in the U.S. This is an important volume for mathematics teachers and researchers, education policymakers, and for students in mathematics education courses. NOTE: This is a revised edition of Experiencing School Mathematics first published in 1997 by Open University Press, © Jo Boaler. This revised edition is for sale in North America only.

Mathsemantics

Author: Edward MacNeal
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140234862
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Entertaining, anecdotal, and immensely practical, this book demonstrates that math can't be divorced from meaning, that numbers have inherent semantic content that makes them much easier to handle. A sensible and novel solution to the math block that afflicts our society today.

Classroom Discussions

Author: Suzanne H. Chapin
Publisher: Math Solutions
ISBN: 1935099019
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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.

The Women s Guide to Health

Author: Jeff Galloway
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 1782551239
Format: PDF, ePub
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After more than 50 years of developing, practicing, evaluating, and teaching his Run Walk Run® method, Jeff Galloway is now partnering with two primary care physicians, Ruth M. Parker and Carmen Patrick Mohan, with over 50 years of clinical practice experience. Both physicians regularly prescribe the method to patients with common chronic health conditions. The Women's Guide to Health is an action guide that combines Galloway's Run Walk Run® programs with the best available medical knowledge for using Run Walk Run® and the Mediterranean diet as key treatment modalities for chronic medical conditions related to excess body weight. It provides sequential action steps for overweight women who would like to begin a graduated exercise program combined with quality meal planning for weight loss. Run Walk Run® is prescribed like a medication with the core components of daily dosage, frequency, indication, and method for building up to the cumulative dosage of 150 minutes of Run Walk Run® per week. Diet and nutrition advice is offered in the form of food prescriptions. Throughout the text, the authors integrate the best evidence for forming new lifelong habits, encourage journaling as a core weight-loss strategy, and use self-reported health numbers to catalyze meaningful conversations with health care providers.

Powerful Problem Solving

Author: Max Ray
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325050904
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How can we break the cycle of frustrated students who "drop out of math" because the procedures just don't make sense to them? Or who memorize the procedures for the test but don't really understand the mathematics? Max Ray and his colleagues at the Math Forum @ Drexel University say "problem solved," by offering their collective wisdom about how students become proficient problem solvers, through the lens of the CCSS for Mathematical Practices. They unpack the process of problem solving in fresh new ways and turn the Practices into activities that teachers can use to foster habits of mind required by the Common Core: communicating ideas and listening to the reflections of others estimating and reasoning to see the "big picture" of a problem organizing information to promote problem solving using modeling and representations to visualize abstract concepts reflecting on, revising, justifying, and extending the work. Powerful Problem Solving shows what's possible when students become active doers rather than passive consumers of mathematics. Max argues that the process of sense-making truly begins when we create questioning, curious classrooms full of students' own thoughts and ideas. By asking "What do you notice? What do you wonder?" we give students opportunities to see problems in big-picture ways, and discover multiple strategies for tackling a problem. Self-confidence, reflective skills, and engagement soar, and students discover that the goal is not to be "over and done," but to realize the many different ways to approach problems. Read a sample chapter. Save 15% when you purchase 15 copies with a Book Study Bundle!

Teaching Numeracy

Author: Margie Pearse
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238855
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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.

Learning to Love Math

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
ISBN: 9781416610366
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Is there a way to get students to love math? Dr. Judy Willis responds with an emphatic yes in this informative guide to getting better results in math class. Tapping into abundant research on how the brain works, Willis presents a practical approach for how we can improve academic results by demonstrating certain behaviors and teaching students in a way that minimizes negativity. With a straightforward and accessible style, Willis shares the knowledge and experience she has gained through her dual careers as a math teacher and a neurologist. In addition to learning basic brain anatomy and function, readers will learn how to * Improve deep-seated negative attitudes toward math. * Plan lessons with the goal of "achievable challenge" in mind. * Reduce mistake anxiety with techniques such as errorless math and estimation. * Teach to different individual learning strengths and skill levels. * Spark motivation. * Relate math to students' personal interests and goals. * Support students in setting short-term and long-term goals. * Convince students that they can change their intelligence. With dozens of strategies teachers can use right now, Learning to Love Math puts the power of research directly into the hands of educators. A Brain Owner's Manual, which dives deeper into the structure and function of the brain, is also included--providing a clear explanation of how memories are formed and how skills are learned. With informed teachers guiding them, students will discover that they can build a better brain . . . and learn to love math!