9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking
- Margie Pearse - Educational Consultant, Texas
- K. M. Walton - Educational Consultant, Texas
Foreword by Arthur Hyde
Critical Thinking Skills | Mathematics | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
" Monitor and repair students' understanding
" Guide students to recognize patterns
" Represent mathematics non-linguistically
" Encourage questioning for understanding
" Develop students' mathematics vocabulary
" Create a collaborative environment
Latter chapters show how to develop numeracy-rich lesson plans, and provide several ready-to-use models with clear directions and student handouts. The book's practices, activities, and problems will help you move your students from simply "doing the math" to a deeper understanding of how to think through the math.
"This is a well-thought out book pulling in a wealth of materials on research and practical application in the math classroom at all levels. It is a must for every classroom teacher."
"This book removes any excuses for not making the changes we need to make in our approach to teaching math. It provides a rich and thorough meta-analysis of respected mathematical research to back up its case for a much-needed new focus in math instruction. And it provides the necessary tools to make it happen in real classrooms now."
"This book gets to the heart of how students really learn, then connects that to mathematics. It provides teachers with practical strategies that will empower students and allow for long-term retention and application in mathematics classrooms."
“Higher math courses are considered gateway classes for students to achieve to higher levels. This excellent resource makes math accessible for all students and ties it all to best practices!”
"Margie Pearse and Katie Walton have given us a rich treasury of research-based best math practices. This resource is filled with new tools to enhance the skills of teachers at all grade levels. This book offers practical, engaging, numeracy strategies to support our struggling students, and sets the bar high for our advanced young mathematicians."
"Teaching Numeracy is the book that all math teachers should get their hands on! The authors share their own classroom experiences in an easy-to-read, heartfelt way, and they give readers the opportunity to move from theory to practice the very next day. After reading this book, teachers will understand how to help students actually think through the math instead of just doing the math."
"This book is for every math teacher who has ever been frustrated and confused about why many math students 'just don't get it'. Pearse and Walton have compiled clear, concise techniques in a straightforward approach to teaching math in the 21st century. Teaching Numeracy is a must-read, must-implement guide that teachers can utilize for every math lesson."
“Much like the efforts undertaken in literacy, we must take students on a journey through the process of mathematics. Pearse and Walton have presented a book to help us develop depth of knowledge and understanding through the practical application of research-based best practices.”
"Teaching Numeracy is refreshing and unique. Written in a conversational tone, every teacher will at some point see themselves or their classroom situation discussed in this book. It is a well-organized "filing cabinet" of research, methods, activities, suggestions, and lesson plans that align well with every elementary math curriculum."