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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Stenhouse Publishers, Pages: 200 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781571109989


"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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Math Solutions, Pages: 390 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781935099116


"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.
Genre: Education, Editor: , Pages: 135 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781625312044


"This resource was created in response to the requests of teachers--those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin, and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems."--Page 4 de la couverture.
Genre: Education, Editor: Math Solutions Publications, Pages: 404 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1935099752



Genre: Mathematics, Editor: Stenhouse Publishers, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781571109965


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
Genre: Education, Editor: Stenhouse Publishers, Pages: 178 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781571107909


In this research-based book, teachers will find powerful strategies for adapting mathematical lessons, and tasks to address the wide range of abilities, interests, and learning styles of the students in their classrooms. The book contains a wealth of activities tailored to its 3–5 grade span. The authors provide numerous differentiated tasks ready for classroom implementation, as well as guidance in managing differentiated lessons, and strategies for providing and structuring choice within the classroom. This is a must-read for teachers, administrators, math coaches, special education staff, and any other educator who wishes to ensure that all children are successful learners of mathematics.
Genre: Education, Editor: Math Solutions, Pages: 282 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780941355780


Students do not experience math in a vacuum. The curriculum, the students' social and emotional well-being, and the teacher's expertise as a facilitator must all be attended to, and each interacts with the others. -Geoff Krall Math instruction in high school is often something of a grab bag, with schools jumping from curriculum to curriculum, lacking a guiding vision or continuity between years. No wonder so many students conclude, "I'm not a math person." Geoff Krall thinks that's a problem. And he's devoted his career to fixing it. Necessary Conditions posits for the first time a coherent approach to secondary math pedagogy. Krall identifies three essential elements that will open the door to math for all your students: academic safety, quality tasks, and effective facilitation. Krall takes readers into real middle- and high-school classrooms to see how teachers cultivate these three "necessary conditions." With extensive examples, practical techniques and resources, and insightful analysis, this guide equips teachers to do the following: Design classroom experiences that increase engagement and build all students' identities as mathematicians. Create dynamic, high-quality lessons that include meaningful, efficient assessment. Facilitate routines and discussions that increase all students' access to conceptual mathematics. The biggest drivers of students' math experiences are their teachers. With Krall's guidance, you can help every student come to recognize that they are indeed a "math person."
Genre: Education, Editor: , Pages: 368 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781625311467


Talking math with your child is simple and even entertaining with this better approach to shapes! Written by a celebrated math educator, this innovative inquiry encourages critical thinking and sparks memorable mathematical conversations. Children and their parents answer the same question about each set of four shapes: "Which one doesn't belong?" There's no one right answer--the important thing is to have a reason why. Kids might describe the shapes as squished, smooshed, dented, or even goofy. But when they justify their thinking, they're talking math! Winner of the Mathical Book Prize for books that inspire children to see math all around them. "This is one shape book that will both challenge readers' thinking and encourage them to think outside the box."--Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Charlesbridge Publishing, Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781580899444


A student in a remedial class who couldn't count by twos is now in an academic program a year ahead of her grade level. An entire Grade 3 class, including so-called slow learners, scores over 90% on a Grade 6-7 math test. These are just two of mathematician John Mighton's many success stories since he started JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies), a not-for-profit organization providing free math tutoring for elementary-level students from low income homes.In The Myth of Ability John Mighton tells JUMP's fascinating story and explains its teaching method with lots of simple examples.
Genre: Children with social disabilities, Editor: House of Anansi, Pages: 225 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780887846939