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Monroe, Eula Ewing, Ed.; Young, Terrell A., Ed.; Fuentes, Debra S., Ed.; Dial, Olivia Haworth, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2018
"Deepening Students' Mathematical Understanding with Children's Literature" is an important addition NCTM's books that focus on high quality children's books to create engaging and meaningful tasks that deepen mathematics learning for pre-K and elementary students. Classroom teachers in early childhood and elementary grades will find the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2008
Algebra is no longer just for college-bound students. After a widespread push by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and teachers across the country, algebra is now a required part of most curricula. However, students' standardized test scores are not at the level they should be. NCTM's seventieth yearbook takes a look at the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Sentences, Mathematics Education, Standardized Tests
Graham, Karen; Cuoco, Albert; Zimmermann, Gwendolyn – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
This book examines the five key elements (meaningful use of symbols, mindful manipulation, reasoned solving, connection algebra with geometry, and linking expressions and functions) identified in "Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making" in more detail and elaborates on the associated reasoning habits. This volume is one of a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Symbols (Mathematics), Geometry, Algebra
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2009
Addressing the direction of high school mathematics in the 21st century, this resource builds on the ideas of NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and focuses on how high school mathematics can better prepare students for future success. Reasoning and sense making are at the heart of the high school curriculum. Discover the…
Descriptors: National Standards, Mathematics Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Logic
Mohr, Doris, Ed.; Walcott, Crystal, Ed.; Kloosterman, Peter, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2019
"Mathematical Thinking: From Assessment Items to Challenging Tasks" is a compilation of 36 problem-based lessons that encourage students to engage in productive struggle and deep thinking. Its 36 full-length lessons for grades 2-8 are each inspired by an actual test item from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Test Items, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics
Louis, Everett; Flores, Alfinio; Sophian, Catherine; Zbiek, Rose Mary – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
How do composing and decomposing numbers connect with the properties of addition? Focus on the ideas that you need to thoroughly understand in order to teach with confidence. The mathematical content of this book focuses on essential knowledge for teachers about numbers and number systems. It is organized around one big idea and supported by…
Descriptors: Number Systems, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge