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Math Tools, Grades 3–12
With new Common Core–aligned tools and strategies, this all-in-one math classroom management resource covers everything from lesson design to math-specific learning styles.
- Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
- ISBN: 9781452261393
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2012
- Page Count: 272
- Publication date: November 16, 2012
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Common Core + Differentiated Instruction + Student Engagement = Higher Student Achievement
If you're like most math teachers, this is a problem you wrestle with every day. Harvey Silver and his colleagues have updated their best-selling text to provide a solution. With new Common Core–aligned tools and strategies, this second edition of Math Tools, Grades 3–12 is an all-in-one math classroom management resource that will enable you to teach to the Common Core, differentiate instruction, and keep students engaged—all at the same time.
Covering everything from lesson design to math-specific learning styles, the second edition's 60+ tools will enable you to:
- Work in smarter, more efficient ways with all of your students, no matter the class size or make up
- Create standards-based lesson plans, tests, and formative assessments
- Reach every learner regardless of understanding level or learning style
- Integrate technology into class time for more engaging math lessons
Add in a Common Core matrix, immediately useable reproducibles, and learning-style charts—and you're fully equipped to make the ambitions of the Common Core Math Standards a reality in your classroom.
- Provides an in-depth discussion of the different learning styles that students bring to the math classroom
- Presents five broad categories of instructional tools tailored to meet the needs of students with a range of diverse needs and learning styles
- Includes 67 ready-to-use math tools within these categories and explains how to use them to support the learning styles
- Shows how to combine the tools throughout the book to create palettes of differentiated instructional strategies
- Provides numerous examples showing how to use the tools to teach math content while meeting the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
- Includes "Formative Assessment Connections" and "TechConnect" sidebars throughout the text to prompt teachers to link the tools with meaningful formative assessment techniques and technology exercises
- Provides Math Tools Matrices in each chapter to link the math tools with relevant standards , educational research, and instructional objectives
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Preface: Math Tools: A Cure for the Common Core
Introduction: A User's Guide to the Second Edition
Chapter One Matrix
Fist Lists and Spiders
Mental Math War
Most Valuable Point (MVP)
Practice Makes Perfect
Vocabulary Knowledge Rating (VKR)
Chapter Two Matrix
Compare & Contrast
Essential Question Notes (EQN)
Learning From Clues
Ps and Qs
Stake Your Claim
Support or Refute
Which One Doesn't Belong?
Yes, But Why?
Chapter Three Matrix
3-D Viewer: Algebraic, Graphical, and Numerical
And the Question Is
Create Your Own
Group and Label
M + M: Math and Metaphors
Making Up Is Fun to Do
Modeling With Algebra
Modeling With Manipulatives
Picture = 1,000 Words
Chapter Four Matrix
I Know What I Know
Math Review Games
No Uncertain Terms
What's Your Favorite?
Where in the World?
Chapter Five Matrix
Math Media Skills
MATHEMATICS Writing Frames
"I was hooked within the first 30 pages! Ideas were racing through my mind—I'm excited to blog about it and use it in the classroom. Applies to teachers of all ages—a lot of solid explanations for newbies but still full of resources that any teachers can use or modify. Any book that makes me think, and especially think about improving my practice, is definitely a worthwhile investment. Invest in yourself!"Elissa Miller, High School Math Teacher and Blogger