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Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching to Inform Instructional Quality

Discover clear teaching strategies and rubrics for improving your instructional strategies for teaching mathematics at any grade level. Watch videos of effective math strategies in action and gain the tools to bring the TQE process into the classroom.

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  • Utilize tasks, questions, and evidence (the TQE process) and the associated IQA rubrics as a road map for increasing instructional quality.
  • Become familiar with the connection between efficient use of tasks and teacher questioning with increased student success.
  • Learn how to gauge student response to tasks and lessons in order to understand student mastery of the material.
  • Enhance your understanding of math strategies through hands-on activities.
  • Access free online reproducibles for use in teaching mathematics in the classroom.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1: CONNECTING TO THE T IN TQE: TASKS AND TASK IMPLEMENTATION
Chapter 1: Potential of the Task
Chapter 2: Implementation of the Task

PART 2: CONNECTING TO THE Q IN TQE: QUESTIONS AND THEIR ROLE AS DISCOURSE ACTIONS
Chapter 3: Teacher’s Questions
Chapter 4: Teacher’s Linking and Teacher’s Press

PART 3: CONNECTING TO THE E IN TQE: EVIDENCE OF STUDENTS’ MATHEMATICAL WORK AND THINKING
Chapter 5: Students’ Linking and Students’ Providing
Chapter 6: The IQA Toolkit as a Tool to Assess and Improve Instructional Practice

Epilogue: Next Steps
Appendix A: The IQA Toolkit
Appendix B: Suggested Answers for Activity 1.4
Appendix C: Suggested Answers for Activity 3.2
Appendix D: Additional Support for Rating Tasks
Appendix E: List of Figures and Videos

REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 6

Appendix A

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BOOKS

  • Dixon, J. K., Brooks, L. A., & Carli, M. R. (2018). Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching the Small Group. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Dixon, J. K., Nolan, E. C., Adams, T. L., Brooks, L. A., & Howse, T. D. (2016). Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades K–2. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Dixon, J. K., Nolan, E. C., Adams, T. L., Tobias, J. M., & Barmoha, G. (2016). Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 3–5. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Nolan, E. C., Dixon, J. K., Roy, G. J., & Andreasen, J. B. (2016). Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 6–8. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Nolan, E. C., Dixon, J. K., Safi, F., & Haciomeroglu, E. S. (2016). Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching High School. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.