Back to Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction: Building a Strong Foundation for Reasoning and Problem Solving (EBOOK)
Fact-filled textbooks that stress memorization and drilling aren't very good for teaching students how to think mathematically and solve problems. But here's a book that comes to the rescue with an instructional approach that helps students in every grade level truly understand math concepts so they can apply them on high-stakes assessments, across the curriculum, and outside of school.
Author Meir Ben-Hur—a veteran math teacher and trainer with more than 30 years' experience—guides you through teaching practices and lesson ideas that give students a stronger foundation for reasoning and problem solving. The book uses familiar classroom anecdotes and lots of sample problems to explain
- Why math instruction should capitalize on the learning of core concepts.
- How to plan instructional sequences that build on what students already understand about math.
- Why it’s important to engage students in discussing, analyzing, and reflecting on math concepts.
Mixing tried-and-true practices with the latest research on learning, this book is loaded with lots of valuable teaching tips to use right away:
- The right amount of time to devote to practicing a new procedure.
- How to match the level of task difficulty to student abilities.
- Why student errors are clues to common misconceptions about math.
- How to use a variety of formative assessment methods to reveal the state of your students' learning.
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