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Engage in the Mathematical Practices

Strategies to Build Numeracy and Literacy With K–5 Learners

By: Kit Norris, Sarah Schuhl

In this user-friendly guide, teachers will discover more than 40 strategies for ensuring students learn critical mathematics skills.

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Engage in the Mathematical Practices

Increase student learning with engaging lesson plans and high-level tasks. In this user-friendly guide, mathematics teachers will discover more than 40 strategies for ensuring students learn critical reasoning skills and retain understanding. Each chapter is devoted to a different Standard for Mathematical Practice and offers an in-depth look at why the standard is important for students understanding of mathematics.

  • Gain examples of high-level tasks and lesson design templates that promote the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
  • Discover targeted strategies you can use to help students meet the standards.
  • Explore research that supports the importance of the standards and strategies.
  • Consider real-life experiences that illustrate the tools and strategies at work.
  • Access reproducible task guides, task sources, and planning tools.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF670, EKF279

ISBN: 9781936764761

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 296

“Norris and Schuhl provide the right balance between theory and practical classroom application with ready-to-use strategies and lessons anchored in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Engage in the Mathematical Practices unpacks the practice standards while keeping student learning in the forefront with high-leverage tasks.”

Sherry Parrish, mathematics education author and consultant, Alabama

Engage in the Mathematical Practices is an excellent handbook that succinctly explains the research foundation for why each mathematics practice is needed and then provides an extensive series of strategies and examples to support how the practice can be enacted. The focus is on the student—a change we need to see in all mathematics classrooms!”

Bethann M. Wiley, assistant professor of mathematics education, Winona State University, Minnesota

Engage in the Mathematical Practices is an indispensable resource for any K–5 mathematics teacher! It provides many examples of rich, challenging math tasks and also provides various graphic organizers to help students make sense of the mathematics they are doing. It is a resource for enhancing teachers' pedagogical and content knowledge!”

Josh Rosen, K–6 mathematics specialist, New York

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