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Building Number Sense Through the Common Core

Building Number Sense Through the Common Core

January 2013 | 200 pages | Corwin
Build a lasting foundation for math proficiency right from the startThe 'math' is on the wall: unless we can instill in our youngest mathematicians a solid understanding of number sense, they have little hope of mastering the more rigorous fractions and algebra that lie ahead. A key piece is identifying precisely where students are likely to struggle, then intervening with smart, targeted instruction. That's where Witzel and Riccomini's Building Number Sense Through the Common Core fits in.Grounded in research-supported instruction with aligned assessments to ensure comprehension, this essential resource provides:áTeaching strategies that build number sense skills, including quantity and cardinality, numeral/number recognition, fact fluency, math language, and moreAdaptations for students with specific needs, including English learners and students with disabilities, based on an RTI approachGuidance on measuring number sense through assessments and preparing students for standardized testingUser-friendly charts, tables, and sample math problems for planning curriculum and lessonsDiscover strategies that enable your students to develop a fundamental sense for numbers and create a lasting foundation for math proficiency! 'The authors describe how each common standard should be taught, which makes this a quick and immensely useful resource. I've already begun using the strategies with my fellow teachers.'ùDeborah Gordon, Third-Grade TeacherMadison School District, Phoenix, AZ'This is an evidence based, accessible manual on how, why, and what to teach. Well written with effective examples and scenarios to illustrate key points, this book should be read by anyone interested in improving outcomes for children in mathematics.'ùAnnmarie Urso, Assistant ProfessorState University of New York at Geneseo
About the Authors
1. Introduction to the Characteristics of Number Sense
2. Redefining Mastery Through Long-Term Planning
3. Assessment and Progress Monitoring of Number Sense
4. Counting, Number Identification, and Early Addition and Subtraction
5. Building Computation Systems Through Place Value
6. Multiplication and Division
7. Applications in Algebra, Geometry, and Measurement
8. Using Math Language to Solve Problems
9. Mathematical Vocabulary and the Development of Early Mathematicians
10. The Next Steps to Teaching Number Sense

"With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, this is the perfect resource! I’ve already begun using the strategies in the book with my fellow third grade teachers! The author describes how each standard should be taught, which makes this such a quick and immensely useful resource!"

Deborah Gordon, Third Grade Teacher
Madison School District, Phoenix, AZ

"This book reminds us of the need for rigorous and appropriate math education and then gives us the wherewithal to do such. It has great stores, wonderful examples, and will greatly help pre-service instruction as well as K-12 education. There absolutely needs to be more emphasis on math instruction in schools, and this book will lead the way!"

David Bateman, Professor of Special Education
Shippensburg University

"Witzel and Riccomini have demystified mathematics instruction! Building Number Sense is an evidence based, accessible manual on how to, why to, and what to teach in regards to the very foundation of mathematics understanding - number sense. Well written with effective examples and scenarios to illustrate key points, anyone interested in improving outcomes for children in mathematics should read this."

Annmarie Urso, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Geneseo

Bradley S. Witzel

Bradley S. Witzel, PhD, is an award-winning teacher and professor who works as an associate professor and education program coordinator at Winthrop University, the flagship education college for the state of South Carolina. As a classroom teacher, and before that as a paraeducator, he worked in multiple settings teaching mainly math and science to high-achieving students with disabilities. Dr. Witzel has written five books, including the best-selling Response to Intervention in Math through Corwin, as well as several dozen book chapters, research and practitioner articles, and training manuals. He has also produced six education videos... More About Author

Paul J. Riccomini

Paul J. Riccomini is an experienced classroom teacher, author, mathematician, and leading special education expert. Dr. Riccomini began his career as a dual-certified general education mathematics teacher of students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, and gifted and talented students in Grades 7–12. He taught mathematics to both general and special education students in inclusive settings. He is coauthor of the best-selling Response to Intervention in Math (Corwin, 2009) book and is an associate professor of education at the Pennsylvania State University. His teaching experiences required him to have both... More About Author

Marla L. Herlong

Marla Larson Herlong, MEd, earned her bachelor of science in early childhood and her master of education in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in mathematics at Winthrop University in South Carolina. An experienced classroom teacher, she has taught a wide variety of students from kindergarten through second grade. A popular speaker, she has presented several workshops and conference sessions in the areas of math intervention strategies, integrating content, teaching math through problem solving, data-driven assessments, and increasing student engagement. She is currently working on deconstructing assessments and aligning... More About Author

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