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Mathematics Tasks for the Thinking Classroom, Grades K-5

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071913291
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Mathematics Series
  • Year: 2024
  • Page Count: 244
  • Publication date: April 29, 2024

Price: $38.95



Where do you find and use good math tasks that will make your students think?

In Peter Liljedahl and Maegan Giroux's new book, Math Tasks for the Thinking Classroom, Grade K-5. But this book is so much more than simply a collection of good thinking tasks. The book delves deeper into the implementation of the 14 practices from Peter’s blockbuster book Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics by revisiting and updating the practices with the newest research, and focusing on the practice through the lens of tasks. Across the 20 noncurricular tasks and 30 curricular tasks used as models, this book:

  • Helps you choose tasks to fit your particular math standards, goals, and the competencies you want your students to build
  • Walks you through all the steps and scripts to launch, facilitate, and consolidate each task
  • Shares examples of possible student solutions along with hints you might offer to help their thinking along
  • Offers tasks for consolidation, example notes to my future forgetful self, and mild, medium, and spicy check-your-understanding questions (CYUs) for every thin sliced sequences of curricular tasks
  • Imparts reflections from the authors on each task

The book closes with specific guidance on how to use your curriculum to craft your own tasks along with answers to educators’ frequently asked questions. It is followed by an appendix containing a catalogue of resources and a task template for creating your own tasks.



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Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He is the current president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG), past-president of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME), editor of the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME), on the editorial board of five major international journals, and a member of the NCTM Research Committee. Peter has authored or co-authored numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles on topics central to the teaching and learning of mathematics. He is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research close to the classroom and consults regularly with teachers, schools, school districts, ministries of education, and universities on issues of teaching and learning, assessment, and numeracy. Peter is a sought after presenter who has given talks all over the world on the topic of Building Thinking Classrooms, for which he has won the Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education and the Fields Institute's Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award for Innovation and Excellence in Mathematics Education.

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