Strategic Journeys for Building Logical Reasoning: Activities Across the Content Areas K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Find out how to help your students become more deeply engaged learners and improve their writing skills at the same time! With the more rigorous standards set by the Common Core and next-generation assessments, teachers are faced with the challenges of helping their students achieve a deeper understanding of content than ever before. This new book from bestselling authors Tammy Jones and Leslie Texas offers elementary school teachers ways to incorporate authentic writing and literacy-building activities across all subject areas. Filled with hands-on activities and printable worksheets, Strategic Journeys for Building Logical Reasoning, K-5 will guide you to making your students into better writers, critical thinkers, and innovators. Available Summer 2016.
TAMMY L JONES AND LESLIE A TEXAS, CO-AUTHORS OF STRATEGIES FOR COMMON CORE MATHEMATICS IMPLEMENTING THE STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE K-5, 6-8, 9-12 , ARE RELEASING THIS NEW BOOK SERIES SPRING OF 2016, STRATEGIC JOURNEYS FOR BUILDING LOGICAL REASONING.
Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom?
Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, can make the mathematics being studied come alive for the student as well as have
- increase student engagement
- make the mathematics being studied come alive
- give meaning
- help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students
By Eric Carle, is a beloved children’s book. Not only does the story engage children it can also serve as a foundation for many mathematical investigations for primary mathematicians. There is evidence that when mathematical investigations are presented to students in a way that is more meaningful to them, they have more success in both learning and understanding the material. “Through varied opportunities for investigation, books support readers in developing healthy attitudes and dispositions about mathematical activity” (David Whitin, 2004). Click the image below to find out about the activity packet that Tammy created to use with this trade book.
Strategies for Common Core Mathematics: Implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice K-12
This practical book provides an explanation of each of the eight mathematical practices and gives mathematics educators specific instructional strategies. Math teachers, curriculum coordinators, and district math supervisors get practical ideas on how to engage 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 mathematics educators should have this book in their professional libraries!
A door cannot function without a frame. The frame is the support system that holds the door in place. The two Standards for Math Practice that serve as the frame of the door are: (SMP #1)Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them; and (SMP #5) Use appropriate tools strategically. read more…