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In Introduction to Reasoning and Proof, Karren Shultz-Ferrell, Brenda Hammond, and Josepha Roblesfamiliarize you with ways to help students explore their reasoning and support their mathematical thinking. They offer an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching, including strategies that help students develop strong mathematical reasoning and construct solid justifications for their thinking. Full of activities that are modifiable for immediate use with students of all levels and written by veteran teachers for teachers of every level of experience, Introduction to Reasoning and Proof highlights the importance of encouraging children to describe their reasoning about mathematical activities, while also recommending ways to question students about their conclusions and their thought processes in ways that help support classroom-wide learning.
Best of all, like all the titles in the Math Process Standards Series, Introduction to Reasoning and Proof comes with two powerful tools to help you get started and plan well: a CD-ROM with activities customizable to match your lessons and a correlation guide that helps you match mathematical content with the processes it utilizes.
If your students could benefit from more opportunities to explain their reasoning about math concepts. Or if you're simply looking for new ways to work the reasoning and proof standards into your curriculum, read, dog-ear, and teach with Introduction to Reasoning and Proof. And if you'd like to learn about any of NCTM's process standards, or if you're looking for new, classroom-tested ways to address them in your math teaching, look no further than Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. You'll find them explained in the most understandable and practical way: from one teacher to another.