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The Mathematics Lesson-Planning Handbook, Grades 3-5

Your Blueprint for Building Cohesive Lessons
By: Ruth Harbin Miles, Beth McCord Kobett, Lois A. Williams

NCTM Stock Number is 15701.

This reference offers practical guidance for when and how to pull together mathematics routines, resources, and teaching techniques into a coherent set of lesson plans.


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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506387864
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Mathematics Series
  • Year: 2018
  • Page Count: 248
  • Publication date: August 07, 2018

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“This book brings together the best of Visible Learning and the teaching of mathematics. The chapters on learning intentions, success criteria, misconceptions, formative evaluation, and knowing thy impact are stunning. Rich in exemplars, grounded in research about practice, and with the right balance about the surface and deep learning in math, it's a great go-to book for all who teach mathematics.”

—John Hattie, Laureate Professor, Deputy Dean of MGSE, Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

YOU are the architect in the mathematics classroom.

When it comes to mathematics lessons, do you sometimes feel overly beholden to the required texts from which you teach? Do you wish you could break the mold, but feel like you get conflicting guidance on the "right” things to do? How often do you find yourself in the last-minute online scramble for a great task activity that will capture your students' interest and align to your state standards?

In The Mathematics Lesson-Planning Handbook, Grades 3–5: Your Blueprint for Building Cohesive Lessons, you’ll learn the streamlined decision-making processes that will help you plan the focused, research-based, standards-aligned lessons your students need. This daily reference offers practical guidance for when and how to pull together mathematics routines, resources, and effective teaching techniques into a coherent and manageable set of lesson plans. This resource will

  • Lead teachers through a process of lesson planning based on various learning objectives
  • Set the stage for lesson planning using relatable vignettes
  • Offer sample lesson plans for Grades 3–5
  • Create opportunities to reflect on each component of a mathematics lesson
  • Suggest next steps for building a unit from the lessons
  • Provide teachers the space and tools to create their own lesson plans going forward

Based on years of classroom experience from seasoned mathematics educators, this book brings together the just-in-time resources and practical advice you need to make lesson planning simple, practical, and doable. From laying a solid foundation to choosing the right materials, you’ll feel confident structuring lessons that lead to high student achievement.


Key features

Includes:

  • Vignettes and concrete examples in every chapter
  • Sample lessons for each grade level in grades 3-5
  • Guidance for planning at the unit and lesson level
  • Stop and reflect sections
  • Prompts and room for writing to build your own lesson plans
  • Companion website contains downloadable versions of all templates, tasks, and sample lessons
Author(s)

Author(s)

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Ruth Harbin Miles

Ruth Harbin Miles coaches rural, suburban, and inner-city school mathematics teachers. Her professional experiences include coordinating the K-12 Mathematics Teaching and Learning Program for the Olathe, Kansas, Public Schools for more than 25 years; teaching mathematics methods courses at Virginia’s Mary Baldwin College; and serving on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematic, and both the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Ruth is a co-author of five Corwin books including A Guide to Mathematics Coaching, A Guide to Mathematics Leadership, Visible Thinking in the K-8 Mathematics Classroom, The Common Core Mathematics Standards, and Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom. As co-owner of Happy Mountain Learning, Ruth specializes in developing teachers’ content knowledge and strategies for engaging students to achieve high standards in mathematics.

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Beth McCord Kobett

Beth McCord Kobett, EdD, is Professor of Education and Associate Dean at Stevenson University, where she leads, teaches and supports early childhood, elementary, and middle preservice teachers in mathematics education. She is a former classroom teacher, elementary mathematics specialist, adjunct professor, and university supervisor. Beth also served as the Director of the First Year Seminar program at Stevenson University. She recently completed a three-year term as an elected Board Member for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and was the former president of the Association of Maryland Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMMTE). Beth leads professional learning efforts in mathematics education both regionally and nationally. Beth is a recipient of the Mathematics Educator of the Year Award from the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) and the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni Award. Beth also received Stevenson University’s Rose Dawson Award for Excellence in Teaching as both an adjunct and full-time faculty member. Beth believes in fostering a strengths-based community with her students and strives to make her learning space inviting, facilitate lessons that spark curiosity and innovation, and cultivate positive productive struggle.

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Lois A. Williams

After teaching mathematics in grades K-8 for 20 years, Lois served as the middle school mathematics specialist for the Virginia Department of Education. Here she worked on curriculum and teacher professional learning. She served the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and was a board member for the local Jefferson Council of Teachers of Mathematics. After receiving her doctorate in curriculum and instruction at The University of Virginia, she began serving as adjunct faculty to Mary Baldwin College and is in her 15th year working with pre-service teachers. Currently Lois is an International Fellow with the Charles A. Dana Center working with classroom teachers in the Department of Defense Schools helping them implement their College and Career Readiness Standards. Among her recognitions are a Fulbright Teacher Exchange and Virginia Middle School Mathematics Teacher of the Year.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Book at a Glance

Praise Page

Acknowledgements

Publisher's Acknowledgements

Letter to 3-5 Teachers

Letter to Elementary Principals

Letter to Mathematics Coaches

Letter to Preservice College and University Instructors

How to Use This Book

Part I: You Are the Architect of Your Classroom


Chapter 1: Surveying Your Site: Knowing Your Students

Why Is It So Important to Know Your Students?

What Do Access and Equity Really Mean?

How Do Identity and Agency Influence Lesson Planning?

What Is Prior Knowledge in Mathematics?

What Do Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Need?

What Do Students Living in Poverty Need?

What Are Learning Needs?

What Are the Common Themes?

Chapter 2: Your 3-5 Blueprint: Planning Mathematics Lessons for Coherence, Rigor, and Purpose

What is Coherence?

What is Rigor?

What Is the Purpose of a Lesson?

How Can You Ensure that You Plan Lessons for Coherence, Rigor, and Purpose?

Lesson-Planning Template

Part II: Drafting Your 3-5 Blueprint


Chapter 3: Laying Your Foundation: It Starts with Big Ideas, Essential Questions, and Standards

What Are State Standards for Mathematics?

What Are Essential Questions?

What Are Process Standards?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Big Ideas, Essential Questions, and Standards

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Big Ideas, Essential Questions, and Standards

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Big Ideas, Essential Questions, and Standards

Under Construction

Chapter 4: Reinforcing Your Plan: Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

What Are Learning Intentions?

What Are Mathematics Learning Intentions?

What Are Language and Social Learning Intentions?

How Do You Communicate Learning Intentions with Students?

What Are Success Criteria?

How Do Learning Intentions Connect to the Success Criteria?

When Should Learning Intentions and Success Criteria Be Shared with Students?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Learning Intentions and Success Criteria Decision-Making Snapshot

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Under Construction

Chapter 5: Deciding on Purpose: Why Are You Building This Lesson?

What Is the Role of a Conceptual Understanding Lesson?

What Is Procedural Fluency, and How Does It Build from a Conceptual Understanding Lesson?

How Do You Know if You Need a Conceptual Understanding or Procedural Fluency Lesson?

How Do You Create a Transfer Lesson?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Lesson Purpose

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Lesson Purpose

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Lesson Purpose

Under Construction

Chapter 6: Choosing Tasks: The Heart of a Lesson

Why Are Tasks Important?

What Is a Worthwhile Task?

How Do You Adapt Tasks?

What Are Some Sources for Worthwhile Tasks?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Task Selection

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Task Selection

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Task Selection

Under Construction

Chapter 7: Choosing Materials: Representations, Manipulatives, and Other Resources.

What Is the Role of Representations in Mathematics Lessons?

What Is a Manipulative?

How Are Manipulatives Used?

What Are Other Resources?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Material Selection

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Material Selection

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Material Selection

Under Construction

Chapter 8: Cementing the Cracks: Anticipating Student Thinking

What Are Misconceptions, and Where Do They Come From?

How Can You Plan to Minimize Misconceptions?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Student Thinking

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Student Thinking

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Student Thinking

Under Construction

Chapter 9: Framing the Lesson: Formats

What Are Some Different Lesson Formats?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Lesson Format

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Lesson Format

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Lesson Format

Under Construction

Chapter 10: Evaluating Impact: Formative Assessment

What Is Formative Assessment?

What Are Specific Formative Assessment Techniques?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Formative Assessment

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Formative Assessment

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Formative Assessment

Under Construction

Part III: Pulling All the Pieces Together


Chapter 11: Planning to Launch the Lesson

What Is a Lesson Launch?

How Can You Launch a Problem-Solving Lesson?

What Kinds of Lesson Launches Focus on Mathematics Concepts?

What Are Number Routine Lesson Launches?

What Do You Anticipate Students Will Do?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Launch the Lesson

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Launch the Lesson

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Launch the Lesson

Under Construction

Chapter 12: Planning to Facilitate the Lesson

What Is Mathematical Communication?

How Do You Facilitate Meaningful Mathematical Discourse?

How Do You Plan for and Pose Purposeful Questions?

How Do You Facilitate Productive Struggle?

How Do You Make Sure You Engage Students in the Process Standards as You Facilitate the Lesson

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Facilitate the Lesson

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Facilitate the Lesson

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Facilitate the Lesson

Snapshot

Under Construction

Chapter 13: Planning to Close the Lesson

Why Do You Need Closure in a Lesson?

What Are Some Different Closure Activities?

Building Unit Coherence

Third Grade Snapshot: Close the Lesson

Fourth Grade Snapshot: Close the Lesson

Fifth Grade Snapshot: Close the Lesson

Under Construction

Chapter 14: Surveying Your Results: Lesson Reflection

Why Is It Important to Reflect upon Lessons?

What Kind of Reflection Cycle Supports Teacher Growth?

Epilogue


Appendix A: Lesson-Planning Template

Appendix B: Complete Lessons for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade

Appendix C: Further Reading/Resources

Appendix D: Glossary

References

About the Authors

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