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The Mathematics Lesson-Planning Handbook, Grades 6-8

Your Blueprint for Building Cohesive Lessons
Plan Grades 6-8 math lessons that enhance the purpose, rigor, and coherence of state standards and address the unique learning needs of your individual students.

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The Mathematics Lesson-Planning Handbook, Grades 6-8 - Book Cover
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506387918
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Mathematics Series
  • Year: 2019
  • Page Count: 264
  • Publication date: December 28, 2018

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Your blueprint to planning Grades 6-8 math lessons that lead to achievement for all learners

When it comes to planning mathematics lessons, do you sometimes feel burdened? Have you ever scrambled for an activity to engage your students that aligns with your state standards? Do you ever look at a recommended mathematics lesson plan and think, “This will never work for my students”?

The Mathematics Lesson-Planning Handbook: Your Blueprint for Building Cohesive Lessons, Grades 6–8 walks you step by step through the process of planning focused, research-based mathematics lessons that enhance the coherence, rigor, and purpose of state standards and address the unique learning needs of your individual students. This resource deepens the daily lesson-planning process for middle school teachers and offers practical guidance for merging routines, resources, and effective teaching techniques into an individualized and manageable set of lesson plans.

The effective planning process helps you

  • Identify learning intentions and connect goals to success criteria
  • Select resources and worthwhile tasks that make the best use of instructional materials
  • Structure lessons differently for traditional and block middle school schedules
  • Anticipate student misconceptions and evaluate understanding using a variety of formative assessment techniques
  • Facilitate questioning, encourage productive struggle, and close lessons with reflection techniques

This author team of seasoned mathematics educators make lesson planning practical and doable with a useful lesson-planning template and real-life examples from Grades 6–8 classrooms. Chapter by chapter, the decision-making strategies empower teachers to plan mathematics lessons strategically, to teach with intention and confidence, and to build purposeful, rigorous, coherent lessons that lead to mathematics achievement for all learners.


Key features

Includes:

  • Vignettes and concrete examples in every chapter
  • Sample lessons for each grade level in grades 6-8
  • 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 templates, tasks, and sample lessons
Author(s)

Author(s)

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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.

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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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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Book at a Glance


Praise Page


Acknowledgements


Publisher's Acknowledgements


Letter to 6-8 Teachers


Letter to Middle School 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?

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 6-8 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 6-8 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

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

Eighth 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

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

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

Eighth 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

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Lesson Purpose

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Lesson Purpose

Eighth Grade Snapshot: Lesson Purpose

Under Construction

Chapter 6: Choosing Tasks: The Heart of the Lesson


Why Are Tasks Important?

What Is a Worthwhile Task?

How Do You Adapt to Tasks?

What Are Some Sources for Worthwhile Tasks?

Building Unit Coherence

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Task Selection

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Task Selection

Eighth Grade Snapshot: Task Selecetion

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

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Material Selection

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Material Selection

Eighth 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

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Student Thinking

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Student Thinking

Eighth Grade Snapshot: Student Thinking

Under Construction

Chapter 9: Framing the Lesson: Formats


How Do Middle School Schedules Affect Planning and Instruction?

What are Some Different Lesson Formats?

Building Unit Coherence

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Lesson Format

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Lesson Format

Eighth 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

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Formative Assessment

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Formative Assessment

Eighth 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 Di You Anticipate Students Will Do?

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Launch the Lesson

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Launch the Lesson

Eighth 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

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Facilitate the Lesson

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Facilitate the Lesson

Eighth Grade Snapshot: Facilitate the Lesson

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

Sixth Grade Snapshot: Close the Lesson

Seventh Grade Snapshot: Close the Lesson

Eighth 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


Resources


Appendix A: Complete Lessons for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade


Appendix B: Lesson-Planning Template


Appendix C: Further Reading/ Resources


Appendix D: Glossary


References


About the Authors


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