Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking

Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking

by Margaret (Margie) M. Pearse, Kathleen (K.) M. Walton
     
 

Transform mathematics learning from “doing” to “thinking”

American students are losing ground in the global mathematical environment. What many of them lack is numeracy—the ability to think through the math and apply it outside of the classroom. Referencing the new common core and NCTM standards, the

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Overview

Transform mathematics learning from “doing” to “thinking”

American students are losing ground in the global mathematical environment. What many of them lack is numeracy—the ability to think through the math and apply it outside of the classroom. Referencing the new common core and NCTM standards, the authors outline nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and show you how to:

  • Monitor and repair students’ understanding
  • Guide students to recognize patterns
  • Encourage questioning for understanding
  • Develop students’ mathematics vocabulary

Included are several numeracy-rich lesson plans, complete with clear directions and student handouts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412992237
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
545,920
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Arthur Hyde
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: Numeracy: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?
Part I. The 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Numerate Thinking
Habit 1. Monitor and Repair Understanding
Habit 2. Develop Schema and Activate Background Knowledge
Habit 3. Identify Similarities and Differences, Recognize Patterns, Organize and Categorize Ideas, Investigate Analogies and Metaphors
Habit 4. Represent Mathematics Nonlinguistically
Habit 5. Predict, Infer, Recognize Trends, Use Patterns, and Generate and Test Hypotheses
Habit 6. Question for Understanding
Habit 7. Summarize, Determine Importance, Synthesize: Using Note Taking and Journaling
Habit 8. Develop Vocabulary
Habit 9. Collaborate to Learn
Part II. The 5 Essential Components of a Numeracy-Based Mathematics Lesson
Component 1. Purpose and Focus
Component 2. Ignition
Component 3. Bridge to the Learning
Component 4. Gradual Release in Mathematics
Component 5. Debrief: Tying It All Together
Conclusion: Our Debrief
Appendix A. Sample Numeracy-Based Lesson Plans
Sample Lesson 1: Introduction to Division (Grades 2-3)
Sample Lesson 2: Elapsed Time (Grades 5-6)
Sample Lesson 3: Surface Area of a Right Rectangular Prism (Grades 7-8)
Appendix B. Anticipation Guide: The 2010 Census
Appendix C. Clock Reproducible for Clock Partners
References and Further Reading
Index

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