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Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

  • Title:Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain, PreK-8
  • Author:Marcia Tate
  • Publication Date:August 2008
  • Grade Level:PreK-8
  • ISBN:9781412953337
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Engage students in effective, meaningful experiences in mathematics!

Students engaged in active learning experiences gain long-term retention of the skills and content they learn. In this user-friendly guide, Marcia L. Tate follows the successful format of her previous bestsellers and offers math teachers 20 powerful, brain-based teaching strategies that translate into meaningful firsthand experiences for all learners.

Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites provides educators with creative ways to incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities and promote increased academic achievement in mathematics. The author also focuses on the core NCTM focal points for algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, data analysis and probability, problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation. The chapters offer:

  • A what, why, and how for each strategy
  • Specific brain-compatible mathematics activities and lessons submitted by real teachers from across the country
  • Space for teachers to reflect on and apply individual strategies in their lessons

With a bibliography of math and literature resources and a lesson planning guide, this book can transform classrooms into places where students excel academically and where learning is fun!

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Author Bio

Marcia Tate is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director.


Tate is currently an educational consultant and has taught more than 350,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of: Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites; “Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites; Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites; Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites and Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites co-written with Warren Phillips, one of the best science teachers in the country.

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