To help students communicate their mathematical thinking, many teachers have created classrooms where math talk has become a successful and joyful instructional practice. Building on that success, the ideas in Why Write in Math Class? help students construct, explore, represent, refine, connect, and reflect on mathematical ideas. Writing also provides teachers with a window into each student's thinking and informs instructional decisions. Focusing on five types of writing in math (exploratory, explanatory, argumentative, creative, and reflective), Why Write in Math Class? offers a variety of ways to integrate writing into the math class. The ideas in this book will help you make connections to what you already know about the teaching of writing within literacy instruction and build on what you've learned about the development of classroom communities that support math talk. The authors offer practical advice about how to support writing in math, as well as many specific examples of writing prompts and tasks that require high-cognitive demand. Extensive stories and samples of student work from K-5 classrooms give a vision of how writing in math class can successfully unfold.
In this second volume of It’s All About Thinking, the authors focus their expertise on the disciplines of mathematics and science, translating principles into practices that help other educators with their students. How can we help students develop the thinking skills they need to become successful learners? How does this relate to deep learning of important concepts in mathematics and science? How can we engage and support diverse learners in inclusive classrooms where they develop understanding and thinking skills? In this book, Faye, Leyton and Carole explore these questions and offer classroom examples to help busy teachers develop communities where all students learn. This book is written by three experienced educators who offer a welcoming and “can-do” approach to the big ideas in math and science education today. In this book you will find: insightful ways to teach diverse learners (Information circles, open-ended strategies, inquiry, manipulatives and models) lessons crafted using curriculum design frameworks (udl and backwards design) assessment for, as, and of learning fully fleshed-out lessons and lesson sequences; inductive teaching to help students develop deep learning and thinking skills in Math and Science assessment tools (and student samples) for concepts drawn from learning outcomes in Math and Science curricula excellent examples of theory and practice made accessible real school examples of collaboration — teachers working together to create better learning opportunities for their students
How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools
Author: Ira Socol
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Reinvent public schools with proven, innovative practices Our homes, communities, and the world itself need the natural assets our children bring with them as learners, and which they often lose over time on the assembly line that pervades most of the public education system today. We see no actions as more important in school than developing, supporting, and reinforcing children's sense of agency, the value of their voices, and their potential to influence their own communities. In Timeless Learning, an award-winning team of leaders, Chief Technology Officer Ira Socol, Superintendent Pam Moran, and Lab Schools Principal Chad Ratliff demonstrate how you can implement innovative practices that have shown remarkable success. The authors use progressive design principles to inform pathways to disrupt traditions of education today and show you how to make innovations real that will have a timeless and meaningful impact on students, keeping alive the natural curiosity and passion for learning with which children enter school. Discover the power of project-based and student-designed learning Find out what “maker learning” entails Launch connected and interactive digital learning Benefit from the authors’ “opening up learning” space and time Using examples from their own successful district as well as others around the country, the authors create a deep map of the processes necessary to move from schools in which content-driven, adult-determined teaching has been the traditional norm to new learning spaces and communities in which context-driven, child-determined learning is the progressive norm.
This book will help teachers develop and use Multiple Intelligences strategies. Material is presented in a practical five-step approach to engage students' strengths for deeper understanding in vibrant classroom communities. This book will be of interest to any middle, secondary, or higher education faculty who wish to "foster brain compatible curriculums and learning," ""The book is well-written. The content is accurate and provides information that is useful to both classroom teachers and pre-service teachers.... I would definitely use this book as a required text in my class. This is the first book that I can say that about."" Dr. Michelle Scribner-MacLean, University of Massachusetts-Lowell ""Weber effectively integrates her personal teaching and learning experiences throughout the text. This integration provides authenticity and practicality to her work.... Her work on multiple intelligences goes beyond the work of similar types of books."" Dianne V'Marie, University of Phoenix ""Teachers will find this both provocative and useful. The author gives many concrete and useful ideas while at the same time extending our vision and thinking."" Tom Hoerr, New City School ""I certainly will use this text in my theory course, and I plan to incorporate some of the suggestions and activities into my own teaching."" Rick Gay, Davidson College ""The concrete lesson plan and activity ideas are very creative and exciting, and can stimulate much more thought."" Elizabeth Aaronsohn, Central Connecticut State University
This book will introduce students to Vygotskian theories of teaching, learning, and development and show how that theory can be applied in current classrooms. Vygotsky's work continues to be applied and studied in Teacher Education and Educational Psychology. In this book, his work is presented using authentic classroom vignettes and visuals. Meaningful language and various scholarly perspectives that help students access abstract ideas are used throughout.
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Adapting Reading Strategies to Teach Mathematics, K-6
Author: Arthur A. Hyde
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
In Comprehending Math Arthur Hyde (coauthor of the popular Best Practice) shows you how to adapt some of your favorite and most effective reading comprehension strategies to help your students with important mathematical concepts. Emphasizing problem solving, Hyde and his colleagues demonstrate how to build into your practice math-based variations of: K--W--L visualizing asking questions inferring predicting making connections determining importance synthesizing