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Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math Class, High School
Engage Students, Improve Number Sense, and Practice Reasoning



July 2018 | 128 pages | Corwin

“Too often, middle school and high school teachers say, ‘These students are lacking number sense.’ These books will help secondary teachers with good pedagogy to help build number sense in a creative way. Eric Milou and John SanGiovanni have created short routines that are teacher-friendly, with lots of examples, and easy to adapt to each teacher’s needs. These are the books that secondary teachers have been waiting for to help engage students in building number sense.”

 Pamela J. Dombrowski
Secondary Math Specialist
Geary County School District
Junction City, KS

Kickstart your high school math class!

Do your students need more opportunities do develop number sense and reasoning? Are you looking to get your students energized and talking about mathematics? Have you wondered how practical, replicable, and engaging activities would complement your mathematics instruction?

This guide answers the question “What could I do differently?” Taking cues from popular number sense and reasoning routines, this book gives you the rundown on how to engage in five different daily 5–10 minute routines, all of which include content-specific examples, extensions, and variations of each for algebra, functions, geometry, and data analysis. Video demonstrations allow you to see the routines in action and the book includes a year’s worth of daily instructional material that you can use to begin each class period. The routines in this book will help students

  • Frequently revisit essential mathematical concepts
  • Foster and shore up conceptual understanding
  • Engage in mental mathematics, leading to efficiency and fluency
  • Engage in mathematical discourse by constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others
  • Reason mathematically, and prepare for high stakes assessments
  • Move learning beyond “correctness” by valuing mistakes and discourse and encouraging a growth mindset

From trusted authors and experts Eric Milou and John SanGiovanni, this teacher-friendly resource will give you all the tools and tips you need to reinvent those critical first five or ten minutes of math class for the better!

 
Part 1: Why Jump-Start Routines?
 
The First Few Minutes of Mathematics Class
Why the Traditional Warmup Doesn’t Work  
The Problem with Going Over Homework  
 
Jump-start Routines: New Warmups for a New Era
Routines for Reasoning in Mathematics  
Routines for Improving Number Sense and Reasoning  
10,000 Hours of Practice  
Routines that Satisfy the Need for Quality Practice  
Routines for Achieving Improved Performance  
Routines for Rehabilitating Number Pluckers, Pluggers, and Crunchers  
Routines for Growth Mindset  
Routines to Honor and Leverage Errors  
Routines to Actively Develop Confidence  
 
Implementing Jump-Start Routines
Routines that are Ready for Use  
Flexible Use  
Timing of Routines: How Long? When?  
Which Routines to Use?  
 
Plan for the Routine
Select the Routine  
Use Routines to Set the Stage for Meaningful Discourse  
 
Practical Advice for Routines
Modify, Modify, Modify  
Identify or Create the Content or Topics  
Use Routines Formatively  
Be Committed and Creative  
 
Part 2: Jump-Start Routines
 
Routine #1: Missing Numbers
Algebra  
Number and Quantity  
Geometry  
 
Routine #2: Order Me On the Number Line
Algebra  
Functions  
Geometry  
Data Analysis  
 
Routine #3: More or Less
Algebra  
Geometry  
Data Analysis  
 
Routine #4: Two Wrongs and a Right
Algebra  
Geometry  
 
Routine #5: A or B
Algebra  
Geometry  
 
Part 3: Where to Go Next
 
Make a Plan
Identify Content for Routines  
Identify Routines  
Determine the Rotation  
Give It Time  
Set Goals  
 
Adjust to Their Adjustments
 
Further Modifying Routines
 
Design Your Own Routines
 
Work Collaboratively and Share the Load
 
Jumpstart Mathematics Engagement, Number Sense, and Reasoning

“Too often, middle school and high school teachers say, ‘These students are lacking number sense.’ These books will help secondary teachers with good pedagogy to help build number sense in a creative way. Eric Milou and John SanGiovanni have created short routines that are teacher-friendly, with lots of examples, and easy to adapt to each teacher’s needs. These are the books that secondary teachers have been waiting for to help engage students in building number sense.”

Pamela J. Dombrowski, Secondary Math Specialist
Geary County School District, Junction City, KS

“Thank you, Eric and John, for creating this practical resource that supports and guides high school mathematics teachers in redesigning beginnings of mathematics lessons to capture attention and engage ALL students in mathematical reasoning, mental mathematics, and discourse in order to develop deeper understandings of number and improve overall mathematics learning. This book is a necessary resource for EVERY high school mathematics teacher!”

Becky Walker
Wisconsin Mathematics Learning

“‘Routines’ in the high school classrooms are needed to help transform instructional practices that start classes with meaningful engagement opportunities and connect to students’ previous learned practices from elementary and middle school mathematics classrooms.”

John W. Staley
Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore MD

"Don’t just manipulate symbols, help students ponder about what the symbols mean. This book provides effective ways of helping students stretch the limits of their thinking and develop a deeper understanding of mathematics. It can really help in achieving your primary goal—the development of developing comfortable and confident problem solvers!”

Jim Rubillo
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

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