Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking

Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking

By: Margaret Mary Pearse (author), Kathleen M. Walton (author)Paperback

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Do some of your students arrive at wildly wrong answers to mathematical problems, but have no idea why? If so, they are not alone. Many students lack basic numeracy?the ability to think through the math logically, solve problems, and apply it outside of the classroom. This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numerate learning and details practical ways to incorporate those habits into instruction. Referencing the new common core standards, NCTM standards, and established literacy practices, the authors include "How Can I Use This in My Math Class!Tomorrow" applications throughout the book, which shows you how to: " Monitor and repair students' understanding " Guide students to recognize patterns " Represent mathematics non-linguistically " Encourage questioning for understanding " Develop students' mathematics vocabulary " Create a collaborative environment Latter chapters show how to develop numeracy-rich lesson plans, and provide several ready-to-use models with clear directions and student handouts. The book's practices, activities, and problems will help you move your students from simply "doing the math" to a deeper understanding of how to think through the math.

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About Author

Margie Pearse has spent the past twenty-three years as an educator and researcher. Middle school is where she spent the majority of her teaching years, researching, experimenting and crafting lessons, but she also has extensive experience teaching at the elementary level as well. Her educational philosophy can be summed up as such, "Why NOT reinvent the wheel. Yesterday's lessons will not suffice for students who need to succeed in tomorrow's world. We need to meet them, not just where they are, but where they need to be. How can I push my students' thinking for that to happen?" She currently coaches teachers and conducts original professional development days on how to transform instructional practices to become effective, well-planned, and numerate. Kate Walton has taught at both the elementary and middle school levels for twelve years. Although Kate's primary passion and expertise is with language arts, she feels Numeracy transcends and is, at its very core, deep, logical thinking, which she has always encouraged in her classroom. She believes that a well crafted lesson and a healthy obsession with creativity are the keys to inspiring students to think deeply. Currently, she coaches teachers and conducts original professional development days on best practices.


Foreword by Arthur Hyde Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction: Numeracy: What Is It, and Why Is It Important? Part I. The 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Numerate Thinking Habit 1. Monitor and Repair Understanding Habit 2. Develop Schema and Activate Background Knowledge Habit 3. Identify Similarities and Differences, Recognize Patterns, Organize and Categorize Ideas, Investigate Analogies and Metaphors Habit 4. Represent Mathematics Nonlinguistically Habit 5. Predict, Infer, Recognize Trends, Use Patterns, and Generate and Test Hypotheses Habit 6. Question for Understanding Habit 7. Summarize, Determine Importance, Synthesize: Using Note Taking and Journaling Habit 8. Develop Vocabulary Habit 9. Collaborate to Learn Part II. The 5 Essential Components of a Numeracy-Based Mathematics Lesson Component 1. Purpose and Focus Component 2. Ignition Component 3. Bridge to the Learning Component 4. Gradual Release in Mathematics Component 5. Debrief: Tying It All Together Conclusion: Our Debrief Appendix A. Sample Numeracy-Based Lesson Plans Sample Lesson 1: Introduction to Division (Grades 2-3) Sample Lesson 2: Elapsed Time (Grades 5-6) Sample Lesson 3: Surface Area of a Right Rectangular Prism (Grades 7-8) Appendix B. Anticipation Guide: The 2010 Census Appendix C. Clock Reproducible for Clock Partners References and Further Reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412992237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412992237
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 1412992230

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