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- Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction: Building a Strong Foundation for Reasoning and Problem Solving

Fact-filled textbooks that stress memorization and drilling aren't very good for teaching students how to think mathematically and solve problems. Author Meir Ben-Hur offers teaching practices and lesson ideas that give students a stronger foundation for reasoning and problem solving. See sample chapters online

- Exemplars: Mathematics Materials, K-12 DVDs

Exemplars math performance tasks can be used for assessment, instruction and professional development. Math Exemplars gives both teachers and administrators a way of assessing students' problem-solving and communication skills and provides classroom-tested, real-world problems for instruction. It can be integrated into your existing curriculum to facilitate both assessment and instruction.

- Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

by Joan M. Kenney, Euthecia Hancewicz, Loretta Heuer, Diana Metsisto and Cynthia L. Tuttle This book examines the importance of language to competency in math and offers strategies for developing literacy skills related to math. Rec. by ASCD

by 2 users - Math Wonders to Inspire Teachers and Students

Alfred S. Posamentier uses the collections of quirks, illustrations, problems, and surprises in math to inspire teachers and students. View facinating patterns in the 1st chapter. Rec. by ASCD

- Teaching Algebra I with 4MAT

4MAT 4 Algebra: An elegant and practical way of organizing Algebra instruction so that all students will find it more engaging, more meaningful and more memorable. Note: 4 MAT is a lesson design model that incorporates diverse modalities and meaningful real world connections. It is a design that is very ESL friendly.

- The Essentials of Mathematics, K-6: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Kathy Checkley's book (review 1st two chapters) focuses on standards-based mathematics that focuses on understanding, engagement, and real-world applications. Rec. by ASCD

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