November Resources for Math Teachers
Looney Math Consulting offers resources for math educators
in the form of word problems, book recommendations and helpful links.
Math Resources Website:
Search RICH TASKS by grade level at Yummy Math
Yummy Math provides teachers with an easy way to bring real-life into their math classrooms. When math is explored in contexts that are familiar and of interest to students, students will be more engaged to do math, reason, think critically, question and communicate. Activities are written to correspond with the NCTM Process Standards and the CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Featured Mathematics Blog:
(Not just for Kindergarten!)
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Book Recommendations for Math Educators:
” This resource applies familiar reading comprehension strategies and relevant research to mathematics instruction to aid in building students’ comprehension in mathematics. Building Mathematical Comprehension demonstrates how to facilitate student learning to build schema and make connections among concepts. In addition, this resource provides clear strategies to help students ask good questions, visualize mathematics, and synthesize their understanding. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports the Common Core State Standards.”
“Powerful Problem Solving shows what’s possible when students become active doers rather than passive consumers of mathematics. Max Ray argues that the process of sense making truly begins when we create questioning, curious classrooms full of students’ own thoughts and ideas.” Available from Heinemann
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