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"Beginning Algebra: Teaching Key Concepts" (focus 11/13 MT)
November 2013 Focus Issue: Beginning Algebra: Teaching Key Concepts
How can all students learn the key concepts of beginning algebra? Through the study of algebra, students learn to think abstractly, apply various representations, communicate mathematically, and develop the habits of mind that are needed to use mathematics and become lifelong learners. Whether taught within a first-year algebra or an integrated course, algebraic concepts form a core of mathematical knowledge that students need for future success. The Editorial Panel of Mathematics Teacher solicits manuscripts that examine ways to teach the key mathematical concepts students must learn in a beginning algebra course.
The Elementary Mathematics Specialist’s Handbook
An influential new member joins the elementary school team…
In this handbook—
Vignettes flesh out the elementary mathematics specialist’s many responsibilities.
Experienced specialists offer tips on gaining teachers’ trust—and access to their classrooms.
Special guidance highlights effective collaboration between the principal and the specialist.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards through Mathematical Problem Solving, Grades 6-8
Connect the Process of Problem Solving with the Content of the Common Core Mathematics educators have long worked to help students to develop problem-solving skills. More recently, they have sought to provide students with the knowledge in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This volume is the third in a series from NCTM that equips classroom teachers with targeted, highly effective problems for achieving both goals at once. For every mathematics educator, the books in this series will illuminate a crucial link between problem solving and the Common Core State Standards.
"Rational Number Sense" (focus 2/14 MTMS)
February 2014 Focus Issue: Rational Number Sense
Fractions and other rational numbers are challenging topics to teach as well as learn. What does it take for students to make sense of rational numbers in their myriad forms, such as fractions, ratios, rates, percentages, and decimals? For instance, understanding fractions requires part-whole thinking, including partitioning, iterating (the process of making copies of a unit fraction to make a whole), and unitizing (identifying the unit and the whole). Making sense of ratios also requires part-part thinking and proportional reasoning involving multiplicative rather than additive comparisons between two quantities. As teachers, we want to focus on how to foster these kinds of complex and sophisticated ways of thinking among our students. The Editorial Panel of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School wants to know your thoughts on what can be done to improve students’ rational number sense.
5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions
NCTM'S Best Selling Book!
Learn the 5 practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions:
Anticipating what students will do--what strategies they will use--in solving a problem
Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in class
students whose strategies are worth discussing in class
Sequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learning
Connecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learned
Includes a Professional Development Guide.
Copublished with Corwin Press
Rich and Engaging Mathematical Tasks: Grades 5-9
A valuable resource to any mathematics teacher, this rich collection of mathematical tasks will enliven students’ engagement in mathematical thinking and reasoning and help them succeed in the classroom. $36.95
High-Yield Routines for Grades K-8
Boost student participation and proficiency with high-yield, effective mathematical routines. $24.95
Implementing the CCSSM through Problem Solving, Grades 3-5
Connect the Process of Problem Solving with the Content of the Common Core
The 38 problems and tasks for students in this book are organized into the major areas of the Common Core for grades 3–5: operations and algebraic thinking; number and operations in base ten; fractions; measurements and data; and geometry.
Putting Essential Understanding of Fractions into Practice in Grades 3-5
What tasks can you offerwhat questions can you askto determine what your students know or don’t knowand move them forward in their thinking?
This book focuses on the specialized pedagogical content knowledge that you need to teach fractions effectively in grades 3–5. The authors demonstrate how to use this multifaceted knowledge to address the big ideas and essential understandings that students must develop for success with fractionsnot only in their current work, but also in higher-level mathematics and a myriad of real-world contexts.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards through Mathematical Problem Solving: High School
Connect the process of problem solving with the content of the Common Core. The first of a series, this book will help mathematics educators illuminate a crucial link between problem solving and the Common Core State Standards. $24.95