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Math Tools, Grades 3–12
60+ Ways to Build Mathematical Practices, Differentiate Instruction, and Increase Student Engagement

Second Edition


November 2012 | 272 pages | Corwin
Common Core + Differentiated Instruction + Student Engagement = Higher Student AchievementIf you're like most math teachers, this is a problem you wrestle with every day. Harvey Silver and his colleagues have updated their best-selling text to provide a solution. With new Common Coreûaligned tools and strategies, this second edition of Math Tools, Grades 3û12 is an all-in-one math classroom management resource that will enable you to teach to the Common Core, differentiate instruction, and keep students engagedùall at the same time.Covering everything from lesson design to math-specific learning styles, the second editionÆs 60+ tools will enable you to:Work in smarter, more efficient ways with all of your students, no matter the class size or make upCreate standards-based lesson plans, tests, and formative assessmentsáReach every learner regardless of understanding level or learning styleIntegrate technology into class time for more engaging math lessonsAdd in a Common Core matrix, immediately useable reproducibles, and learning-style chartsùand you're fully equipped to make the ambitions of the Common Core Math Standards a reality in your classroom.
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Preface: Math Tools: A Cure for the Common Core
 
Introduction: A User's Guide to the Second Edition
 
1. Mastery
Chapter One Matrix

 
Convergence Mastery

 
Fist Lists and Spiders

 
Glossaries

 
Knowledge Cards

 
Mastery Review

 
Mathematical Conventions

 
Mathematical Summaries

 
Memory Box

 
Mental Math War

 
Most Valuable Point (MVP)

 
Practice Makes Perfect

 
Procedural Notes

 
Vocabulary Knowledge Rating (VKR)

 
Vocabulary Organizers

 
What's Wrong?

 
Word Walls

 
 
2. Understanding
Chapter Two Matrix

 
Always-Sometimes-Never(ASN)

 
Compare & Contrast

 
Concept Attainment

 
Essential Question Notes (EQN)

 
Learning From Clues

 
Making Notes

 
Math Rulebook

 
Pattern Finding

 
Precisely Speaking

 
Ps and Qs

 
Show Me

 
Stake Your Claim

 
Support or Refute

 
Thinking Notes

 
Three-Way Tie

 
Which One Doesn't Belong?

 
Yes, But Why?

 
 
3. Self-Expressive
Chapter Three Matrix

 
3-D Viewer: Algebraic, Graphical, and Numerical

 
And the Question Is

 
Cinquains

 
Create Your Own

 
Divergent Thinking

 
Group and Label

 
M + M: Math and Metaphors

 
Making Up Is Fun to Do

 
Math Recipe

 
Meaning-Full Math

 
Metaphorical Duels

 
Modeling With Algebra

 
Modeling With Manipulatives

 
Picture = 1,000 Words

 
Vocabulary Stories

 
What If?

 
 
4. Interpersonal
Chapter Four Matrix

 
Attention Monitor

 
Explaining Solutions

 
I Know What I Know

 
Math Review Games

 
No Uncertain Terms

 
Paired Learner

 
Peer Coaching

 
Range Finder

 
Real-World Connections

 
Test Feedback

 
What's Your Favorite?

 
Where in the World?

 
Who's Right?

 
 
5. Mosaic
Chapter Five Matrix

 
Assessment Menu

 
Comprehension Menu

 
Math Media Skills

 
Math Notes

 
MATHEMATICS Writing Frames

 
Task Rotation

 
 
References
 
Index

"I was hooked within the first 30 pages! Ideas were racing through my mind—I'm excited to blog about it and use it in the classroom. Applies to teachers of all ages—a lot of solid explanations for newbies but still full of resources that any teachers can use or modify. Any book that makes me think, and especially think about improving my practice, is definitely a worthwhile investment. Invest in yourself!"

Elissa Miller, High School Math Teacher and Blogger
MissCalculate blog

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Preface

Introduction


Harvey F. Silver

Harvey F. Silver, president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press, was named one of the 100 most influential teachers in the country. He has conducted numerous workshops for school districts and state education departments throughout the United States. He was the principal consultant for the Georgia Critical Thinking Skills Program and the Kentucky Thoughtful Education Teacher Leadership Program. Silver is the author of several educational bestsellers, including So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences and Teaching Styles and Strategies, both published by the Association for... More About Author

John R. Brunsting

John Brunsting is a mathematics teacher, a staff development specialist, and an author. John serves schools as a teacher and coach as well as a mathematics consultant on practical, style-based tools and strategies. He is a coordinator for Illinois Advanced Placement Institutes and cofounder of Mathematics & Technology Institutes, teacher training organizations committed to the instructional excellence of teachers. Previously an AP Calculus Exam Committee member, John coauthored Preparing for the AP Calculus Examination (2006). In 2008, John coauthored the best-selling Math Tools, Grades 3-12: 64 Ways to Differentiate Instruction and... More About Author

Terry Walsh

Terry Walsh has been a mathematics trainer and consultant for nearly 20 years. After retiring from math and administrative positions in two suburban Chicago high schools, In addition to developing Thoughtful Classroom strategies, Terry was one of the founding editor’s of the EightySomething! graphing calculator newsletter. He not only used the strategies in this book in his own classes, he has worked with teachers across the country to help them do the same. He has also incorporated ideas from Math Tools into a variety of Pre-AP Mathematics workshops that he has been leading for the College Board. Terry has led Pre-AP Math and Learning... More About Author

Edward J. Thomas

Consulting Description Edward J. Thomas is founder and president of Dimension 2000, a professional development organization that works with teachers of mathematics. He has over 30 years of experience as a mathematics teacher at the middle school, high school, district, and undergraduate levels. Edward has authored several articles and books on mathematics instruction and has developed a number of educational games for the mathematics classroom. He was the co-chair of the Northwest Georgia P-16 Council, an initiative designed to improve teacher quality and student achievement from pre-school through the undergraduate level. Edward is an... More About Author

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