As a beginning elementary mathematics teacher you might already be asking yourself these questions: How can I differentiate my teaching to meet the diverse needs of my students? What assessments best advance student learning?How can students understand math if I do not show them different strategies and tell them about the underlying mathematical structures and properties?What advice do I give parents about how to support their children's math learning?
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,U.S.
Number of pages: 269
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 20 mm
""The authors have crafted a powerful and practical guide for every primary teacher who grapples with effective ways to implement high-quality mathematics instruction that works for all students. Ernst and Ryan have filled Success from the Start with authentic and rich vignettes and clear examples that support deep and engaging student learning of important mathematics, including procedural fluency, conceptual understanding and problem solving. Chapters 9 and 10, focusing on lesson planning and lesson enactment respectively, are my personal favorites, providing insightful and indispensable guidance for crafting and delivering impactful instruction." - Steve Leinwand American Institutes for Research.
"In Success from the Start Ernst and Ryan outline a plan for the elementary school teacher with ideas and strategies that guarantee to bring early mathematics classrooms to life. Through classroom vignettes and samples of student work the authors invite the reader to join the authors in their visits to exemplary classrooms, while questions for the reader invite reflection and hands on exploration. No aspect of teaching goes unnoticed: the authors provide strategies for planning discussions, ideas for designing class space to increase productivity, follow up with tips for assessment that informs instruction, and give advice for parent-teacher conferences. This book is a valuable resource for teachers both new and experienced."" - Despina Stylianou The City College of New York.