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Expert guidance on improving teaching and learning in elementary math
This book distills an array of instructional tools, lesson planning templates, and best-practice strategies along with hands-on student activities into one easy-to-use resource. In clear and simple language, the authors explain how to use performance criteria and assessments to design effective, standards-based lessons that build essential mathematical problem-solving skills as well as in-depth understanding of mathematical concepts. The book features extensive sample lessons on reproducible worksheets focusing on patterns, computation, fractions, and measurement, all broken down by grade level.
Joanne Picone-Zocchia and Giselle O. Martin-Kniep, PhD, are leaders of Communities for Learning (Floral Park, NY), a professional development organization involved in school leadership and teacher training efforts.
1. Effective Mathematics Instruction
Some Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction
Part I: Teaching Elements
3. Setting Explicit Criteria
4. Using Questions Effectively
5. The Roles of Problems in Instruction and Assessment
Part II: Lessons and Activities
Resources and Web Links