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Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics, Grades K–1
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Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics, Grades K–1



June 2012 | 256 pages | Corwin
Strengthen your mathematics lessons through collaborative planningTeaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics is a series of comprehensive professional development guides that help teachers investigate how students learn. Grounded in the latest research, this book is one of three volumes focused on grade-appropriate number and operations topics aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The capstone activity of each book guides the group through the co-creation and implementation of a prototype lesson. The teacher teams then evaluate the impact of the lesson on student learning and work together to revise it for maximum effectiveness. Through the process, teachers develop: Deeper content knowledge of important mathematical concepts Improved understanding of how students learn these mathematical ideas A stronger foundation for developing effective lessons and improving instructionEnhanced collaboration skillsEach volume includes a large assortment of reproducible handouts as well as built-in facilitation notes. Teachers will also find helpful resources that address the issue of finding time for school-based professional development and teacher collaboration.
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
Session 1: Getting Started
 
Session 2: Learning Landscape
 
Session 3: Counting and Number Concepts
 
Session 4: Comparing and Ordering Numbers
 
Session 5: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems (Part 1)
 
Session 6: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems (Part 2)
 
Session 7: Children's Strategies: Direct Modeling
 
Session 8: Children's Strategies: Counting Strategies
 
Session 9: Children's Strategies: Numerical Reasoning
 
Session 10: Children's Strategies: Numerical Reasoning Using Ten
 
Session 11: Mathematical Models Supporting Numerical Reasoning
 
Session 12: Designing the Prototype Lesson
 
Session 13: Discussing Results
 
Session 14: Reflecting On and Revising the Prototype Lesson
 
Index

"As our teaching team went through the lesson design process we were amazed at the transformation that took place. It took us out of isolated practice and placed us into a collaborative setting where we could effectively redesign lessons so that student learning was positively impacted."

Marla Ernst, Teacher and Math Coach
Lebanon Community School District, OR

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Session 1


Jennifer Stepanek

Jennifer Stepanek is a writer, editor, and researcher with Education Northwest in Portland, Oregon. She is the lead author of Leading Lesson Study: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Facilitators (2007), published by Corwin Press. Jennifer has worked with lesson study teams at a variety of sites in the Northwest to explore how teachers in the United States are adapting the Japanese model to fit their contexts and needs. Jennifer has written and edited a number of articles on lesson study and is also the co-author of An Invitation to Lesson Study, an electronic resource designed to help facilitators and other professional development... More About Author

Melinda Leong

Melinda Leong has served as a Senior Program Advisor in the Mathematics Education Unit at Education Northwest since 2001. She has been providing leadership in designing effective professional development in mathematics learning, teaching, and assessment. Before joining Education Northwest, she worked with the New York City Board of Education in District 2 as a teacher and director for 11 years at the K–8 level. She was the founder and director of the Manhattan Academy of Technology in New York, a middle school focused on integrating technology into a three-year comprehensive and rigorous academic program. Leong holds a B.A. in education... More About Author

Linda Griffin

Linda Griffin joined Education Northwest June 2004 and serves as the director of the Mathematics Education Unit. Her professional background includes fourteen years as a middle and high school mathematics teacher, as well as eight years working on National Science Foundation grant projects focused on teacher enhancement, gender equity, and parent involvement in the area of mathematics. Griffin has extensive experience conducting staff development and presenting workshops at regional and national conferences and has taught university courses in mathematics, including mathematics content courses for pre-service elementary teachers. Linda... More About Author

Lisa Lavelle

Lisa Lavelle, a senior program advisor in the Mathematics Education Unit at Education Northwest, is primarily involved in providing professional development to K-12 teachers of mathematics through both research grants and contracts with districts. Through the Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center, she also provides technical assistance to state education agencies. Lisa also teaches Math Methods at Portland State University as an adjunct instructor. Prior to joining the Center for Classroom Teaching and Learning at Education Northwest (formerly the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory) in September of 2008, Lavelle taught mathematics... More About Author

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