This new, practical book provides an explanation of each of the eight mathematical practices and gives elementary school educators specific instructional strategies that align with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Math teachers, curriculum coordinators, and district math supervisors get practical ideas on how to engage elementary school students in mathematical practices, develop problem-solving skills, and promote higher-order thinking. Learn how to scaffold activities across grades and get strategies you can implement immediately in your classroom. All K-5 mathematics educators should have this book in their professional libraries!
Section 1: The Doorway to the Common Core Section 2: Framing Strategies for Implementing SMPs #1, #5, and #6 Problem-Solving Process Visual Vocabulary Puzzling Problems Section 3: Strategies for Implementing Combinations of SMPs ABC Sum Race Grid Games Matching Mania Walk This Way What's My Move? Appendix A: Blackline Masters for Strategies and Illustrations Appendix B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Resources