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ERIC Number: ED494302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-4166-0369-7ISBN-978-1-4166-0369-6
Priorities in Practice: The Essentials of Mathematics K-6: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Checkley, Kathy
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Using national and state standards to guide a math program is just a start. It still must be decided how to apply the standards in the curriculum, determine when students should learn different content, and decide which programs and textbooks will help make math come alive in the classroom. That's where this new ASCD resource comes in. This book explores how educators--from classroom teachers to central office administrators--are tackling these major challenges in math education: (1) Emphasizing algebraic thinking, problem solving, and communication; (2) Relying on research to guide the implementation of new teaching practices; (3) Connecting math activities to larger purposes and everyday experiences; (4) Differentiating instruction based on students' learning styles, interests, and readiness levels; (5) Helping teachers use classroom assessment to guide instruction; and (6) Improving math teaching practices through teacher professional development and analysis of student work. Whether working with an established math curriculum or rethinking an entire approach, here is an opportunity to see where the program stands in the context of current trends. After the Acknowledgments and an Introduction, this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Trends in Mathematics; (2) Making Wise Curricular Decisions; (3) Bringing the Curriculum to Life in the Classroom; (4) Nurturing Positive Attitudes About Math; and (5) Implications for Professional Development. Also included are: References; Looking Forward; and an About the Author section.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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