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Mathematics Tasks for the Thinking Classroom, Grades K-5 - Book Cover

Mathematics Tasks for the Thinking Classroom, Grades K-5

Mathematics Tasks for the Thinking Classroom, Grades K-5 - Book Cover
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071913291
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Mathematics Series
  • Year: 2024
  • Page Count: 416
  • Publication date: May 21, 2024

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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 in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and author of the best-selling book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning. Peter is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. With a passion for fostering deep mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills, Peter has dedicated his career to reshaping classroom environments. His work emphasizes thinking, collaborative learning, and problem solving, leading to more effective and meaningful mathematics education experiences for students of all ages. Through his research-based innovative teaching methods, Peter continues to inspire educators worldwide to create dynamic and thought-provoking learning spaces. He consults regularly with teachers, schools, school districts, and ministries and departments of education on issues of teaching and learning, problem solving, assessment, numeracy, and building thinking classrooms. Peter has authored or co-authored 13 books, 45 book chapters, and 45 research articles on a wide range of topics including creativity in mathematics, the role of beliefs in the teaching and learning mathematics, and building thinking classrooms. He is the recipient of the Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education (2017), The Margaret Sinclair Memorial Award Recognizing Innovation and Excellence in Mathematics Education (2018), and the Læringsprisen for Changing the way we think about Education in Denmark (2022).

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Maegan Giroux

Maegan Giroux is an accomplished mathematics teacher, instructional coach, and educational consultant, currently working in Regina Catholic Schools. Having taught for over a decade at every grade level from kindergarten to grade 8, Maegan's teaching philosophy is rooted in innovative and student-centered approaches, with a strong emphasis on thinking classroom pedagogy, fostering student autonomy, and implementing robust assessment practices. Maegan also works in Canada as a valuable member of the Building Thinking Classrooms professional development team. In this capacity, she plays a key role in facilitating workshops related to Building Thinking Classroom methodologies, sharing her expertise and insights with educators who are interested in implementing these innovative teaching practices. She speaks frequently at various educational conferences, where she imparts her knowledge on a wide range of math teaching concepts, further contributing to the advancement of mathematics education in Canada and beyond. In addition to her role as an educator, Maegan is actively engaged in academic pursuits. Her current research focuses on decolonizing mathematics education by challenging power dynamics through the framework of the 4 Rs of Indigenous research.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part 1 In Review and In the New

Chapter 1: What Kinds of Tasks to Use

Chapter 2: How, When, and Where to Give Tasks

Chapter 3: How to Build and Utilize Student Autonomy

Chapter 4: How to Use Hints and Extensions to Maintain Flow

Chapter 5: How to Consolidate the Task(s)

Chapter 6: How to Have Students Make Meaningful Notes

Chapter 7: How to Have Students do Check-Your-Understanding Questions

Chapter 8: How to Use Tasks as the Context to Improve Student Competencies

Chapter 9: What Does a Lesson Look Like in a Thinking Classroom?

Part 2 Non-Curricular Tasks

Part 3 Curricular Tasks

Part 4: From Page to Practice


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