ERIC Number: ED501179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Introduction to Communication, Grades 6-8 [with CD-ROM]. The Math Process Standards, Grades 6-8 Series
O'Connell, Susan; Croskey, Suzanne G.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly, reassuring advice and ready-to-use examples to any teacher ready to embrace the Process Standards. In "Introduction to Communication," Susan O'Connell and Suzanne Croskey show ways to help students explore, express, and better understand mathematical content through talking and writing. They offer an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching, including strategies that help students put their ideas into words, clarify them, elaborate on them, and ultimately produce clear and organized math writing. The book and accompanying CD-ROM are filled with activities that are: (1) Modifiable for immediate use with students of all levels; and (2) Customizable to match your specific lessons. In addition, a correlation guide helps users match the math content you teach with the mathematical processes it utilizes. If your students struggle to describe their mathematical thinking, or if you're simply looking for new ways to work the communication standard into your curriculum, read, dog-ear, and teach with "Introduction to Communication." And if you'd like to learn about any of NCTM's process standards, or if you're looking for new, classroom-tested ways to address them in your math teaching, look no further than Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. You'll find them explained in the most understandable and practical way: from one teacher to another. The book contains eight chapters: (1) Exploring the Role of Communication in Middle Grades Mathematics; (2) Providing a Context for Math Talk; (3) Orchestrating Math Talk; (4) Developing the Language of Math; (5) Writing to Learn and Learning to Write; (6) Supporting Students as They Write; (7) Reading about Math; and (8) Assessing Math Communication across the Content Standards.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Communication Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Content Area Writing, Academic Standards, Computer Peripherals, Language Skills, National Standards, Mathematics Skills, Middle School Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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