ISBN-10:
1506340733
ISBN-13:
9781506340739
Pub. Date:
03/03/2017
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Every Math Learner, Grades K-5: A Doable Approach to Teaching With Learning Differences in Mind / Edition 1

Every Math Learner, Grades K-5: A Doable Approach to Teaching With Learning Differences in Mind / Edition 1

by Nanci N. Smith
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Overview

Differentiation that shifts your instruction and boosts ALL student learning!



Nationally recognized math differentiation expert Nanci Smith debunks the myths surrounding differentiated instruction, revealing a practical approach to real learning differences. Theory-lite and practice-heavy, this book provides a concrete and manageable framework for helping all students know, understand, and even enjoy doing mathematics. Busy K-5 mathematics educators learn to


  • Provide practical structures for assessing how students learn and process mathematical concepts
  • Design, implement, manage, and formatively assess and respond to learning in a standards-aligned differentiated classroom; and
  • Adjust current instructional materials to better meet students' needs

Includes classroom videos and a companion website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506340739
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/03/2017
Series: Corwin Mathematics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 759,372
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nanci Smith, founder of Effective Classrooms Educational Consulting (E2C2), is currently a full-time consultant in the areas of differentiated instruction, curriculum, Common Core State Standards, and mathematics. Also ASCD faculty in the differentiated instruction cadre, and a Solution Tree consultant and author on two books in press, Nanci has provided professional development in small, large, urban, rural, and suburban districts in 47 states, as well as the Netherlands, Singapore, and Japan. She has presented at conferences and institutes in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and has helped develop high-quality curriculum in the Philippines. Smith is the math consultant and author of the User's Guide for ASCD's Meaningful Math: Leading Students Toward Understanding and Application DVD series and has developed a CD/DVD-based professional development series for middle school math teachers. Her classroom was featured in ASCD's video series At Work in the Differentiated Classroom. She authored a chapter in the ASCD book Differentiation in Practice, Grades 5 - 9, as well as assorted lessons in other ASCD books on differentiation.

Table of Contents

Video Contents
Foreword by Carol Ann Tomlinson
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
CHAPTER 1. START UP: Why Knowing and Addressing Students’ Learning Differences Is Critical
Introduction
What Differentiation Is and Is Not
A Glance at a Differentiated Classroom
Frequently Asked Questions
Keepsakes and Plans
CHAPTER 2. FIND OUT: Strategies for Determining Who Each of Your Students Is as Mathematics Learner
Who Our Learners Are
Strategies to Determine Readiness
Strategies to Determine Interest
Strategies to Determine Learning Profile
Frequently Asked Questions . . .
Keepsakes and Plans
CHAPTER 3. TEACH UP: Making Sense of Rigorous Mathematical Content
Mathematics Makes Sense
Themes and Big Ideas in Mathematics
Teaching Up
What Learning Mathematics with Understanding Like
Frequently Asked Questions
Keepsakes and Plans
CHAPTER 4. STEP UP: How to Make Proactive Planning Decisions That Deepen Thinking
The Decisions Behind Differentiation
Differentiation and KUD
Strategies for Differentiation
Classroom Structures
Frequently Asked Questions
Keepsakes and Plans
CHAPTER 5. SET IT UP: Establishing the Right Tone to Make Differentiation Doable
A Healthy Learning Environment
Embracing Fair
Everybody Learns
Mindsets
Frequently Asked Questions
Keepsakes and Plans
CHAPTER 6. POWER ON: Mastering and Modeling Daily Routines for Achievement All Year
Classroom Routines
Frequently Asked Questions
Keepsakes and Plans
CHAPTER 7. STEP BACK: Tools for Assessing and Evaluating in a Differentiated Classroom
Assessment For, Of and As Learning
Principles to Develop Assessments
Designing Assessments
Frequently Asked Questions
Keepsakes and Plans
CHAPTER 8. CLOSE UP: A Week in the Life of a Differentiated Mathematics Class
A Look Into a Week in a Primary Classroom
A Look Into a Week in an Intermediate Classroom
Advice From the Field
Conclusion
Appendix A. Further Reading on the Topic of English Language Learners
Appendix B. Further Reading on the Topic of Special Education
Appendix C. Further Reading on the Topic of Rich Problems and Mathematical Discourse
References
Index

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