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BUNDLE: Smith: On-Your-Feet Guide: Modifying Mathematical Tasks: 10 Pack
Eight Strategies to Engage Students in Thinking and Reasoning


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Students learn what mathematics is and how one does it through their classroom instruction and the mathematical tasks they explore. Student learning is greatest when students have regular opportunities to engage with high-level or cognitively challenging tasks that engage students in thinking, reasoning, and problem solving and are essential to developing students’ conceptual understanding of mathematics.

How do you help students develop the capacity to think, reason, and problem solve, but your curricular resources don’t have many high-level, cognitively demanding tasks?  Learn to modify existing tasks for higher-level thinking!

This On-Your-Feet-Guide provides:
• 8 Key Strategies for modifying low-level procedural tasks and transforming them into high-level thinking tasks.
• Examples across grades K-12
• Opportunities to practice modifying tasks and reflect on how the modified versions better meet students’ learning needs
• Helpful hints to set your tasks up for ultimate success.


On-Your-Feet Guides (OYFGs) provide you with the ultimate “cheat sheet” to implement effective change in your classroom while in the moment of teaching. Designed for accessibility, and providing step-by-step guidance, the OYFGs are written by experts who take research-based practices and make them doable for the busy teacher. 
Each On-Your-Feet Guide is laminated, 8.5”x11” tri-fold (6 pages), and 3-hole punched.


Use On-Your-Feet Guides
• When you know the “what” but need help with the “how”
• As a quick reference to support a practice you learned in a PD workshop or book
• To learn how to implement foundational practices
• When you want to help your students learn a specific strategy, routine, or approach, but aren’t sure how to do it yourself

 


Margaret (Peg) S. Smith

Margaret (Peg) Smith is a Professor Emerita at University of Pittsburgh. Over the past three decades she has been developing research-based materials for use in the professional development of mathematics teachers. She has coauthored several books including Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Discussions (with Mary Kay Stein), the middle and high school versions of the Taking Action series (with Melissa Boston, Fredrick Dillon, Stephen Miller, and Lynn Raith), and The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussion in Your Classroom series (with Victoria Bill, Miriam Gameron Sherin, and Michael Steele).... More About Author

Victoria L. Bill

Victoria Bill is a former elementary and middle school mathematics teacher. She is currently a Fellow and lead of the mathematics team with the Institute for Learning at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh.  She has been designing and facilitating professional development with administrators, coaches and teachers in urban districts for more than 20 years. She also develops curriculum, intervention materials and performance-based assessments. Bill was the Co-Pi on a collaborative research project between researchers from the LRDC, the IFL, and the Tennessee... More About Author

Michael D. Steele

Michael D. Steele is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Educational Studies in Teachers College at Ball State University. He is a Past President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, current director-at-large of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and editor of the journal Mathematics Teacher Educator. A former middle and high school mathematics and science teacher, Dr. Steele has worked with preservice secondary mathematics teachers, practicing teachers, administrators, and doctoral students across the country. He has published several books and research articles focused on supporting mathematics... More About Author