Transform the way you think about and teach elementary-level mathematics!
While many teachers feel confident about their preparation and strategic repertoire for literacy instruction, some are less confident about their preparation and content depth for teaching math. Based on the idea that mathematics and reading are two subject areas more alike than different, Building Connections Between Literacy and Numeracy illustrates the parallels between literacy and numeracy, helping elementary teachers take what they know about teaching literacy and applying that knowledge to strengthen their math instruction.
Designed for the elementary levels, this practical handbook illustrates how teachers can deepen their own mathematical understanding and improve students' achievement by providing
- Teaching scenarios that model the crossover of strategies
- Comprehension strategies to develop and strengthen students' grasp of foundational concepts
- Instructional approaches to help students value mathematics and feel competent in their abilities to reason, solve problems, and communicate their thinking
- Student work samples illustrating literacy and math connections
Gain a detailed, comprehensive understanding of the relationship between literacy and numeracy and significantly increase your effectiveness in mathematics instruction!