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Mathematics Instruction and Tasks in a PLC at Work®, Second Edition

By: Mona Toncheff, Timothy D. Kanold, Sarah Schuhl, Bill Barnes, Jennifer Deinhart, Jessica Kanold-McIntyre, Matthew R. Larson

Gain lesson-design strategies and instructional methods of teaching mathematics in a professional learning community (PLC). This results-oriented book presents an approach for teaching math that supports student perseverance and learning through standards-based activities and lessons.

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Develop a standards-based curriculum for teaching student-centered mathematics

Build collective teacher efficacy and students’ mathematical thinking using the Mathematics in a PLC at Work™ lesson-design process. This second edition of the popular Mathematics Instruction and Tasks book guides preK–12 teacher teams in ensuring improved mathematics achievement. Gain new and enhanced understanding of research-affirmed instructional routines, and learn how to efficiently elicit high levels of student engagement and self-efficacy.

Implement instructional strategies and methods of teaching mathematics in a professional learning community. This book will help preK–12 mathematics teachers and teacher teams:

  • Identify essential mathematics content standards students learn during a unit
  • Understand the importance of communicating the why of the essential mathematics learning standards to students
  • Plan for the use of balanced rigor and mathematical routines to teach each content standard during instruction
  • Use a balance of appropriate mathematics activities and tasks needed to develop conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application of mathematical concepts and skills
  • Implement instructional math routines that ensure the formative learning of all students during lessons

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InstructionMathematics at Work™MathematicsProfessional Learning Communities at Work®Professional Learning Communities


Additional Information

Product Code: BKG147

ISBN: 9781958590652

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 152

“A must-have resource for mathematics teachers within a PLC! This book is filled with tools, guiding questions, and reflection processes to support teachers as they intentionally select and implement mathematical tasks to engage learners in deepening their understanding of mathematics. The stories and experiences the authors share draw in the reader and encourage them to consider the importance of their own stories. Empowering!”

Trena L. Wilkerson, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Baylor University School of Education; Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

“This essential resource for every mathematics educator provides an effective student-centered approach to instructing mathematics with an intentional design to ensure every student learns mathematics. Readers are provided with tools to collaborate with their colleagues, strategies to design engaging and effective lessons, and opportunities to reflect on their instructional practices. Every mathematics educator needs this book!”

Kristopher J. Childs, Mathematics Education Consultant, K Childs Solutions

“An invaluable resource, this book not only clearly explains the six elements of effective mathematics lesson design, but also includes practical application appropriate for immediate use in classrooms. The authors skillfully integrate prompts for teacher reflection, recommendations for teams, and resources for planning and equitably implementing each element. I am excited for our district’s teachers to use this resource.”

Lucy Van Scyoc, Superintendent, Tulare Joint Union High School District, Tulare, California

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