Minds on Mathematics

Author: Wendy Ward Hoffer
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325044347
Format: PDF
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Minds-on Mathematics explains the core elements of math workshop and provides detailed strategies for implementing the workshop structure, including Lesson Openers that engage students,Minilessons that model thinking and problem solving.

Math Workshop in Action

Author: Nicki Newton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317663918
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Find out how Math Workshops engage students and increase learning. This practical book from bestselling author Dr. Nicki Newton explains why Math Workshops are effective and gives you step-by-step instructions for implementing and managing your own workshop. You’ll find out how to... create a math-rich environment; use anchor charts effectively; manage the workshop; begin a workshop with activities; lead whole-group mini-lessons; make workstations meaningful and engaging; create guided math groups; implement "the Share" effectively; and ensure balanced assessments. Each chapter offers a variety of charts and tools that you can use in the classroom immediately, as well as reflection questions and key points. The book also features a handy Quick-Start Guide to help you as you implement your own workshop.

Science as Thinking

Author: Wendy Ward Hoffer
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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You are about to immerse yourself in a gorgeously readable and engaging account of how teachers can move science instruction from "hands on to minds on." Wendy Ward Hoffer describes how teachers can extrapolate what is known about good thinking strategies instruction to science teaching and learning. Hoffer illuminates the path for thousands of teachers (in science and beyond) who today work with those who will lead this country's efforts in energy, health care, the exploration of sea and space, and the protection of our planet. What work is more vital to our future? - Ellin Oliver Keene Coauthor of Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition This book by an experienced teacher takes professional development to a new level. Many authors of books designed to improve education try to integrate best research with best practice. Few succeed as well as Wendy Hoffer. - J. Myron Atkin Stanford University Inquiry is how we learn about the world. Every day we ask questions, gather evidence, make observations, and draw conclusions. Science as Thinking shows how powerful instruction can connect the natural curiosity students bring to class to the science curriculum. Wendy Ward Hoffer uses the fundamental scientific principles of constants and variables as a framework for highly effective science teaching. She begins with constants, the basics of science instruction: Inquiry, Big Ideas, Workshop, Assessment, Culture. Hoffer shows how building a teaching foundation on these constants ensures that all of your planning, lessons, and interactions spark students' interests and support deep thinking about science. Hoffer's variables are the practices you select from every day - labs, demonstrations, lectures, projects, and other classroom staples. She illustrates how these variables can be carefully manipulated to maximize student engagement, thinking, and understanding. Science as Thinking is a wonderful resource for new teachers, but it will just as soon be sticky-noted and dog-eared by veterans. It helps you: get started and sustain progress with classroom-tested strategies for implementing, teaching, and refining high-quality instruction make direct connections between theory and practice through planning questions conduct meaningful assessment with sample rubrics. If you're as serious about improving students' learning as they are curious about their world, then read Science as Thinking. In it you'll find highly effective and satisfying ways to teach science and turn any science curriculum into the turning point of a young scientist's life.

Math Exchanges

Author: Kassia Omohundro Wedekind
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108262
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Traditionally, small-group math instruction has been used as a format for reaching children who struggle to understand. Math coach Kassia Omohundro Wedekind uses small-group instruction as the centerpiece of her math workshop approach, engaging all students in rigorous "math exchanges." The key characteristics of these mathematical conversations are that they are: 1) short, focused sessions that bring all mathematical minds together, 2) responsive to the needs of the specific group of mathematicians, and 3) designed for meaningful, guided reflection. As in reading and writing workshop, students in Kassia's math workshop are becoming self-directed and independent while participating in a classroom community of learners. Through the math exchanges, students focus on number sense and the big ideas of mathematics. Teachers guide the conversations with small groups of students, mediating talk and thinking as students share problem-solving strategies, discuss how math works, and move toward more effective and efficient approaches and greater mathematical understanding. Although grounded in theory and research, Math Exchanges is written for practicing teachers and answers such questions as the following: How can I use a math workshop approach and follow a certain textbook or set of standards? How should I form small groups? and How often should I meet with small groups? What should I focus on in small groups? How can I tell if my groups are making progress? What do small-group math exchanges look like, sound like, and feel like?

Guided Math A Framework for Mathematics Instruction

Author: Sammons, Laney
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 1618137956
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Use a practical approach to teaching mathematics that integrates proven literacy strategies for effective instruction. This professional resource will help to maximize the impact of instruction through the use of whole-class instruction, small-group instruction, and Math Workshop. Incorporate ideas for using ongoing assessment to guide your instruction and increase student learning, and use hands-on, problem-solving experiences with small groups to encourage mathematical communication and discussion. Guided Math supports the College and Career Readiness and other state standards.

Math Workshop

Author: Jennifer Lempp
Publisher: Math Solutions Publications
ISBN: 9781935099611
Format: PDF
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Successfully implement the transformational math workshop model of instruction through five accessible, manageable steps: Step 1 Understand Math Workshop Step 2 Prepare Your Students for Math Workshop Step 3 Decide Your Math Workshop Structure Step 4 Facilitate Your Math Workshop Step 5 Reflect on and Refine Your Math Workshop Educators are invited to embrace this resource as their own personal "instructional coach," first exploring what the author refers to as "three buckets" that need to be in place for a highly successful math workshop: Classroom Arrangement Routines and Procedures Mathematics Community The resource then offers "Twenty Days to a Classroom Culture That Works," which includes twenty minilessons that support the communication and practice of expectations surrounding the workshop model. From there, it explores three classroom-tested math workshop structures, providing practical ideas for routines, focus lessons, guided math groups, learning stations, and reflections so you can get started with math workshop in your classroom today. Streaming Video Clips The online video clips invite you inside K-5 classrooms for a seeing-is-believing look at math workshop in action. Seeing clips of actual teachers and students engaged in math workshop is the next best thing to observing the model in a classroom. Reproducibles Templates, tools, and ideas are included and available in downloadable format.

Concept Based Mathematics

Author: Jennifer T.H. Wathall
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150633265X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Give math students the connections between what they learn and how they do math—and suddenly math makes sense If your secondary-school students are fearful of or frustrated by math, it’s time for a new approach. When you teach concepts rather than rote processes, you help students discover their own natural mathematical abilities. This book is a road map to retooling how you teach math in a deep, clear, and meaningful way to help students achieve higher-order thinking skills. Jennifer Wathall shows you how to plan units, engage students, assess understanding, incorporate technology, and there’s even a companion website with additional resources.

Number Sense Routines

Author: Jessica F. Shumway
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107908
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Jessica Shumway has developed a series of routines designed to help young students internalize and deepen their facility with numbers. The daily use of these quick five-, ten-, or fifteen-minute experiences at the beginning of math class will help build students' number sense. --from publisher description

Developing Number Knowledge

Author: Robert J Wright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446253686
Format: PDF
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Following the great success of the earlier books, this fourth book in the Mathematics Recovery series equips teachers with detailed pedagogical knowledge and resources for teaching number to 7 to 11-year olds. Drawing on extensive programs of research, curriculum development, and teacher development, the book offers a coherent, up-to-date approach emphasising computational fluency and the progressive development of students' mathematical sophistication. The book is organized in key domains of number instruction, including structuring numbers 1 to 20, knowledge of number words and numerals, conceptual place value, mental computation, written computation methods, fractions, and early algebraic reasoning. Features include: " fine-grained progressions of instruction within each domain; " detailed descriptions of students' strategies and difficulties; " assessment tasks with notes on students' responses; " classroom-ready instructional activities; " an accompanying CD with extensive instructional resources. This book is designed for classroom and intervention teachers, special education teachers and classroom assistants. The book is an invaluable resource for mathematics advisors and coaches, learning support staff, numeracy consultants, curriculum developers, teacher educators and researchers.

Putting the Practices Into Action

Author: Susan O'Connell
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325046556
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Standards for Mathematical Practice promise to elevate students' learning of math from knowledge to application and bring rigor to math classrooms. Here, the authors unpack each of the eight Practices and provide a wealth of practical ideas and activities to help teachers quickly integrate them into their existing math program.