TEACHING NUMERACY: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking

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 math outside the classroom. This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy 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 Do This in My Math Class…Tomorrow?” applications throughout the book that show you how to:

— Monitor and repair students’ understanding

— Represent mathematics nonlinguistically

— Develop students’ mathematics vocabulary

— Create numeracy-rich lesson plans.

REVIEWS

"This book is for every math teacher who has ever been frustrated and confused about why many math students 'just don't get it'. Pearse and Walton have compiled clear, concise techniques in a straightforward approach to teaching math in the 21st century. Teaching Numeracy is a must-read, must-implement guide that teachers can utilize for every math lesson." ~ Nancy Paterni, ESE Teacher

“Higher math courses are considered gateway classes for students to achieve to higher levels. This excellent resource makes math accessible for all students and ties it all to best practices!”

~ Dr. Rina F. Vassallo, Director of Teaching and Learning

"Teaching Numeracy is the book that all math teachers should get their hands on! The authors share their own classroom experiences in an easy-to-read, heartfelt way, and they give readers the opportunity to move from theory to practice the very next day. After reading this book, teachers will understand how to help students actually think through the math instead of just doing the math."

~ Elizabeth Ann Moorcones, Educational Consultant

"Teaching Numeracy is refreshing and unique. Written in a conversational tone, every teacher will at some point see themselves or their classroom situation discussed in this book. It is a well-organized "filing cabinet" of research, methods, activities, suggestions, and lesson plans that align well with every elementary math curriculum."

~ Kathleen Eross, Teacher

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TEACHING NUMERACY: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite

Mathematical Thinking

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Corwin Press (March 23, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9781412992237

ISBN-13: 978-1412992237

ASIN: 1412992230

Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 0.7 inches

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