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.
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"Sense-making makes mathematics personal, and when it's personal, it comes to life. And that's how Number Talks can really make a difference."--Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys How teachers react to wrong answers and mistakes makes all the difference in mathematics class. The response can determine whether a student tunes out or delves in. In this comprehensive sequel to Making Number Talks Matter, Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys explore more deeply the ways Number Talks can transform student understanding of mathematics. Through vignettes and videos, you'll meet teachers who are learning to listen closely to students and prompting them to figure things out for themselves. You'll learn how they make on-the-spot decisions, continually advancing and deepening the conversation. Personal and accessible, this book highlights: The kinds of questions that elicit deeper thinking Ways to navigate tricky, problematic, or just plain hard exchanges in the classroom How to more effectively use wait time during Number Talks The importance of creating a safe learning environment How to nudge students to think more flexibly without directing their thinking This book offers a rich assortment of ideas to help make Number Talks even more vibrant and meaningful for you and your students.
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Make math class fun with this big book of number talk strategies designed to teach middle school students the mental math, problem-solving skills they need to meet common core standards and become successful mathematical thinkers. Bringing the exciting teaching method of number talks into your classroom has never been easier. Simply choose from the hundreds of great ideas in this book and get going, with no extra time wasted! From activities on multiplication and division to decimals and integers, Classroom-Ready Number Talks for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Teachers includes: Grade-level specific strategies Number talk how-tos Visual and numerical examples Scaffolding suggestions Common core alignments Questions to build understanding Reduce time spent lesson planning and preparing materials and enjoy more time engaging your students in learning important math concepts! These ready-to-use number talks are sure to foster a fresh and exciting learning environment in your classroom.
This practical book shows you how to get to know the needs and abilities of your students and help them make sense of math concepts. Designed to enhance your professional learning, the book shows you how to notice, interpret, confirm, and respond to student thinking. You will discover how to structure learning experiences around key number concepts — quantity, counting, relating, and representing — developed across various strands: patterning and algebra, numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, and data and probability. Powerful examples of questions and prompts guide you to create a classroom where students get the support they need as they develop confidence in their number sense.
Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the kindergarten-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message—that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual math tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that: There is no such thing as a math person - anyone can learn mathematics to high levels. Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth. Speed is unimportant in mathematics. Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics. With engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and can be used with any current curriculum.
Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.
Making Your Mind Matter is a practical guide to effective thinking in college and in everyday life, following the WISE model (Wonder, Investigate, Speculate, Evaluate).