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. "
"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.
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.
Supporting and understanding your students’ fractional knowledge is crucial to their overall grasp of numbers and mathematics. By centralizing around three key stages of development, this effective guide will help you to assess your students’ understanding of fractions and modify your teaching accordingly. These key stages are identified as: Stage 1a: Fair Sharing Stage 1b: Part-Whole Stage 2a: Disembedding and IteratingStage 2b: Measuring with Unit Fractions Stage 2c: Reversing Fractions Stage 3a: Fractions as Numbers Stage 3b: Operating with Fractions As the newest addition to the bestselling Maths Recovery Series, this book will be a useful guide for all primary classroom teachers and assistants, including experienced Mathematics Recovery instructors.
"This resource combines current research and practical strategies to support teachers in understanding and addressing the most common misconceptions that students have about fractions and presents opportunities to help students investigate, discuss, revise, expand, and refine their understanding of fractions. Includes reproducibles, bibliography, and index"--
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.
Not all mathematics discussions are alike. It's one thing to ask students to share how they solved a problem, to get ideas out on the table so that their thinking becomes visible; but knowing what to do with students' ideas--where to go with them--can be a daunting task. Intentional Talk provides teachers with a framework for planning and facilitating purposeful mathematics discussions that enrich and deepen student learning. According to Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz, the critical first step is to identify a discussion's goal and then understand how to structure and facilitate the conversation to meet that goal. Through detailed vignettes from both primary and upper elementary classrooms, the authors provide a window into what teachers are thinking as they lead discussions and make important pedagogical and mathematical decisions along the way. Additionally, the authors examine students' roles as both listeners and talkers and, in the process, offer a number of strategies for improving student participation and learning. A collection of planning templates included in the appendix helps teachers apply the right structure to discussions in their own classrooms. Intentional Talk provides the perfect bridge between student engagement and conceptual understanding in mathematical discussions.
Author: Suzanne H. Chapin
Publisher: Math Solutions Publications
Release Date: 2013-06-22
Talk Moves: A Teacher s Guide for Using Classroom Discussions in Math offers an award-winning, unparalleled look at the significant role that classroom discussions can play in teaching mathematics and deepening students mathematical understanding and learning. Based on a four-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this resource is divided into three sections: Section I: Getting Started: Mathematics Learning with Classroom Discussions Section II: The Mathematics: What Do We Talk About? Section III: Implementing Classroom Discussions This multimedia third edition continues to emphasize the talk moves and tools that teachers can use to facilitate whole-class discussions that deepen students mathematical understanding. New to This Edition 46 video clips from every grade, kindergarten through sixth, show students and teachers engaged in successful classroom discussions. Some video clips are new to Talk Moves; others are all-time favorites selected from Talk Moves: A Facilitator s Guide to Support Professional Learning of Classroom Discussions in Math support for teaching with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Try This Out! sections offer specific mathematics problems, questions, and more than twenty lesson plans ready for immediate use in the classroom (lessons can be downloaded from mathsolutions.com/classroomdiscussionsreproducibles) Math Talk Tips highlight strategies for using specific talk moves, tools, and formats to develop students mathematical learning The DVD The accompanying DVD organizes forty-six video clips by chapter and by grade level for viewing convenience. The clips range from one to nine minutes in length with a total viewing time of approximately two hours and twenty-six minutes. See Also The two main components of Talk Moves a teacher s guide and a facilitator s guide ideally are used together to maximize understanding and facilitation of best talk practices in mathematics learning. "
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
Author: Suzanne H. Chapin
Publisher: Math Solutions Publications
Release Date: 2013-06-22
Classroom Discussions in Math: A Teacher's Guide for Using Talk Moves to Support the Common Core and Moreoffers an award-winning, unparalleled look at the significant role that classroom discussions can play in teaching mathematics and deepening students' mathematical understanding and learning. Based on a four-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this resource is divided into three sections: Section I: Getting Started: Mathematics Learning with Classroom Discussions Section II: The Mathematics: What Do We Talk About? Section III: Implementing Classroom Discussions This multimedia third edition continues to emphasize the talk moves and tools that teachers can use to facilitate whole-class discussions that deepen students' mathematical understanding. New to This Edition 46 video clips from every grade, kindergarten through sixth, show students and teachers engaged in successful classroom discussions. Some video clips are new to Classroom Discussions in Math; others are all-time favorites selected from Classroom Discussions in Math: A Facilitator's Guide to Support Professional Learning of Discourse and the Common Core support for teaching with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Try This Lesson sections offer specific mathematics problems, questions, and more than twenty lesson plans ready for immediate use in the classroom (downloads provided upon purchasing this resource) Math Talk Tips highlight strategies for using specific talk moves, tools, and formats to develop students' mathematical learning The DVD The accompanying DVD organizes forty-six video clips by chapter and by grade level for viewing convenience. The clips range from one to nine minutes in length with a total viewing time of approximately two hours and twenty-six minutes.
Author: Ann C. McCoy
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Cognitive learning
Today's classrooms are full of routines. Although we often think of routines as being used for organisation, routines can also be used to enhance instruction. In this book, the authors present seven easily implemented mathematical routines that may be used effectively at a variety of grade levels and with a variety of mathematical content. The book also includes ideas for infusing mathematics into the nonmathematical routines that take time away from instruction. Each chapter begins with classroom vignettes that provide a glimpse of how the routine might look as it is implemented in a variety of grade levels. A description of the routine and implementation strategies follow and the authors provide examples of student work from various grade levels for each of the routine, including examples of ways to assess student thinking by using the routines, and suggestions for adapting the routines. The book includes connections to the Common Core practice standards and focuses on creating opportunities for differentiated instruction. A highly useful book, written by seasoned mathematics educators, this book is a must-have for all elementary and middle school mathematics teachers.
This resource builds on the foundational understandings that are described inBeyond Pizzas and Pies: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense and applies them to situations involving fraction computation. The eight stand-alone chapters are organized within the same friendly, easily accessible framework asBeyond Pizzas and Pies. Each chapter offers classroom activities for investigating the meaning of fractions; fractions as numbers; fraction addition and subtraction; fraction multiplication and division; and classroom discussions on fractions. Activities are connected to the Common Core State Standards and include reproducibles. The accompanying DVD brings to life many of the activities in the book, featuring more than 30 authentic classroom video clips.
Author: Susan Jo Russell
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Release Date: 2017
If you ask students, "Why does that work?" do they know what you're asking and do you know what to listen for in their responses? Do you have images of what mathematical argument looks like in the elementary grades and how to help students learn to engage in this important practice? Do you have so much content to cover that finding time for this kind of work is difficult? But Why Does It Work? offers a simple, efficient teaching model focused on mathematical argument for developing the ability of students to justify their thinking and engage with the reasoning of others. Designed for individuals as well as study groups, this book includes access to classroom-ready instructional sequences, each built on a model supporting students in: noticing relationships across sets of problems, equations, or expressions articulating a claim about what they notice investigating their claim through representations such as manipulatives, diagrams, or story contexts using their representations to demonstrate why a claim must be true or not extending their thinking from one operation to another. Establishing a classroom culture where students gain confidence in their own mathematical voice and learn to value the contributions of their peers is a critical part of this work. The authors tell us, "If the idea underlying a student's reasoning is not made explicit, the opportunity for all students to engage in such thinking is lost." As students become a true community of mathematicians, they heighten each other's understanding by investigating questions, conjectures, and examples together. Enhanced with extensive video showing the instructional sequences in action-along with guiding focus questions and math investigations-But Why Does It Work? is a flexible approach that will help students confidently articulate and defend their reasoning, and share their deep thinking with others.
Questioning has become one of the biggest challenges of teachers everywhere as they rise to the challenge of transforming their classrooms into communities of mathematicians. The CCSS Standards of Mathematical Practice require that children engage in problem solving with tenacity and confidence, use models as tools for thinking, and read and write viable arguments. This mandate demands that teachers foster a climate conducive to the generating of mathematics rather than the explanation of it. This book sets the bar for providing suggestions on how to question and confer--how to teach and mentor young mathematicians in elementary classrooms. Written by a leading author in the field, the book describes characteristics of powerful conferrals, and shows how to make the moments matter. Developmental frameworks, ways of assessing in the moment, and tips on how to help children get started and overcome math anxiety are all described as well as several example conferrals. Video clips of the author and several exemplary teachers conferring with students are provided throughout as illustrations.