# Visible Thinking in the K–8 Mathematics Classroom

- Ted H. Hull - Educational Consultant, Texas
- Don S. Balka - Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
- Ruth Harbin Miles - Mary Baldwin College, VA

- Interactive student-to-student learning

- Increased class participation

- Development of metacognitive thinking and problem-solving skills.

Helpful features include vignettes, relevant word problems, classroom scenarios, sample problems, lesson adaptations, and easy-to-follow examples of each strategy in action. The authors also explain how students can demonstrate their thinking using calculators and online tools. The final chapter outlines steps maths leaders can take to implement visible thinking and maximize mathematics comprehension for all students.

*"This book is a crucial tool for meeting NCTM mathematical content and process standards. Through the useful problems and strategies presented within, teachers will definitely know how well their students will comprehend. If comprehension is an issue in your class, this book is a must have!"*

**Thomas W. Dixon Elementary School, Staunton, VA**

*"This book will help you, your students and your school. The author merges what we know works in mathematical problem solving, metacognition, social learning theory, and formative assessment. The examples display grade-specific ways to help individual students tackle brainteasers, whole-class concepts, and adaptations of traditional textbook exercises."*

**Northern Illinois University**

*"The author gives an excellent overview of what visual thinking is, why it is important, and how to implement it in the classroom. The text offers great advice for addressing many of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Habits of Mind, including making sense of problems and communicating mathematical reasoning."*

**Strongsville City Schools, OH**