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Making Sense of Math

  • Title:Making Sense of Math: How to Help Every Student Become a Mathematical Thinker and Problem Solver
  • Author:Cathy L. Seeley
  • Publication Date:April 2016
  • ISBN:9781416622420
  • Publisher:ASCD

Becoming a mathematical thinker and problem solver is an essential first step to students achieving STEM success. This brief but thought-provoking look at mathematics teaching considers what it takes for every teacher to help every student become a mathematical thinker and problem solver. Author and experienced math educator Cathy L. Seeley explains her approach, which:

  • Challenges old ideas about teaching math.
  • Offers a compelling rationale to focus on mathematical thinking and problem solving.
  • Emphasizes the importance of a growth mindset about mathematical ability and achievement for students and teachers alike.
  • Highlights the potential of professional learning communities as powerful tools for learning how to be more effective in helping students gain the mathematical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and habits of mind they need for living and working in the 21st century.
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