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What Successful Math Teachers Do, Grades 6-12
Updated Edition of Bestseller

What Successful Math Teachers Do, Grades 6-12
80 Research-Based Strategies for the Common Core-Aligned Classroom

Second Edition

© 2013 | 272 pages | Corwin

The math teacher’s go-to resource—now updated for the Common Core!

What works in math and why has never been the issue; the research is all out there. Where teachers struggle is the “how”—something the research rarely manages to tackle. That’s the big service What Successful Math Teachers Do provides. It’s a powerful portal to what the best research looks like in practice, strategy by strategy—aligned in this new edition to both the Common Core and the NCTM Standards.

How exactly does What Successful Math Teachers Do work? It couldn’t be easier to navigate. The book’s eleven chapters organize clusters of strategies around a single aspect of a typical instructional program. For each of the 80 strategies, the authors present:

• A brief description of that strategy
• A summary of supporting research
• The NCTM and Common Core Standards it meets--and how
• Classroom applications, with examples
• Precautions and possible pitfalls
• Primary sources for further reading and research

Whether you’re a newly minted math teacher or veteran looking to fine-tune your teaching, What Successful Math Teachers Do is your best resource for successful standards-based instruction.

About the Authors
Chapter 1. Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them
Chapter 2. Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively
Chapter 3. Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others
Chapter 4. Model With Mathematics
Chapter 5. Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
Chapter 6. Attend to Precision
Chapter 7. Look for and Make Use of Structure
Chapter 8. Look for and Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning
Chapter 9. Manage Your Classroom
Chapter 10. Assess Student Progress
Chapter 11. Consider Social Aspects in Teaching Mathematics
Resource: What the Authors Say
Key features
  • Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
  • Uses the popular "What Successful Teachers Do" format
  • Translates research into ready-to-use classroom practice
  • Offers brief research summaries as well as direct applications for the classroom
  • Ideal for student teachers or for in-service professional development

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ISBN: 9781452259130

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