Select the right task, at the right time, for the right phase of learning
How do you generate that lightbulb “aha” moment of understanding for your students? This book helps to answer that question by showing Visible Learning strategies in action in high-impact mathematics classrooms. Walk in the shoes of teachers as they engage in the countless micro-decisions required to balance strategies, tasks, and assessments, demonstrating that it’s not only what works, but when. A decision-making matrix and grade-leveled examples help you leverage the most effective teaching practices at the most effective time to meet the surface, deep, and transfer learning needs of every student.
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Dr. John Almarode has worked with schools, classrooms, and teachers all over the world. John began his career in Augusta County, Virginia, teaching mathematics and science to a wide-range of students. Since then, he has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on the application of the science of learning to the classroom, school, and home environments. He has worked with hundreds of school districts and thousands of teachers across the world. The work of John and his colleagues has been presented to the United States Congress, The United States Department of Education, as well as the Office of Science and Technology Policy at The White House. John has authored multiple articles, reports, book chapters, and books. However, what really sustains John, and his greatest accomplishment is his family. John lives in Waynsboro, Virginia with his wife Danielle, a fellow educator, their two children, Tessa and Jackson, and Labrador retrievers, Angel and Forest.
John can be reached at www.johnalmarode.com.
Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is the recipient of an IRA Celebrate Literacy Award, NCTE’s Farmer Award for Excellence in Writing, as well as a Christa Mc Auliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. Doug can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Assof is an 11th and 12th grade mathematics teacher and the math department chair at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, CA. He leads his department’s reform efforts to align to the Common Core Standards – with a focus on high quality instruction. He is a member of the San Diego County Math Leaders Task Force, whose mission is to support every student in meeting the rigorous expectations of the Common Core. Joseph’s classroom is featured in a number of Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12 videos.
Professor John Hattie is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly 30 years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. His research, better known as Visible Learning, is a culmination of nearly 30 years synthesizing more than 1,500 meta-analyses comprising more than 90,000 studies involving over 300 million students around the world. He has presented and keynoted in over 350 international conferences and has received numerous recognitions for his contributions to education. His notable publications include Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12, and, most recently, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning. Learn more about his research at www.corwin.com/visiblelearning.
Table of Contents
List of VideosAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction What Works Best What Works Best When The Path to Assessment-Capable Visible Learners in Mathematics How This Book WorksChapter 1. Teaching With Clarity in Mathematics Components of Effective Mathematics Learning Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning Moving Learners Through the Phases of Learning Differentiating Tasks for Complexity and Difficulty Approaches to Mathematics Instruction Checks for Understanding Profile of Three Teachers ReflectionChapter 2. Teaching for the Application of Concepts and Thinking Skills Ms. Rios and Systems of Linear Equations Mr. Wittrock and Three-Dimensional Shapes Ms. Shuzhen and Statistical Reasoning ReflectionChapter 3. Teaching for Conceptual Understanding Ms. Rios and Systems of Linear Equations Mr. Wittrock and the Volume of Three-Dimensional Shapes Ms. Shuzhen and Independent Versus Conditional Probability ReflectionChapter 4. Teaching for Procedural Knowledge and Fluency Ms. Rios and Systems of Linear Equations Mr. Wittrock and Trigonometric Relationships Ms. Shuzhen and Probabilities of Compound Events ReflectionChapter 5. Knowing Your Impact: Evaluating for Mastery What Is Mastery Learning? Ensuring Tasks Evaluate Mastery Ensuring Tests Evaluate Mastery Feedback for Mastery Conclusion Final ReflectionAppendices A. Effect Sizes B. Teaching for Clarity Planning Guide C. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria Template D. A Selection of International Mathematical Practice or Process StandardsReferencesIndex