Mind for Mathematics, A

  • Title:A Mind for Mathematics: Meaningful Teaching and Learning in Elementary Classrooms
  • Author:Nanci Smith
  • Publication Date:November 2016
  • Grade Level:K-6
  • ISBN:9781943874002
  • Publisher:Solution Tree

What does it take to be a good mathematics teacher who actively engages students and addresses learning differences? This easy-to-read text breaks down the complex components of mathematics teaching and divides them into practical strategies. Combining research, useful tactics, and examples from K–6 classrooms, the book includes reflection questions, action tasks, and activities to inspire and engage mathematical minds.

  • Examine the aspects of instruction, assessment, and learning that must be cultivated in order to develop mathematical minds.
  • Gain a mental picture of the essential elements of an effective mathematics classroom.
  • Observe specific classroom examples and vignettes that illustrate the concepts covered in each chapter.
  • Answer reflection questions to help relate the strategies in the book to those in the classroom.
  • Perform call-to-action tasks that will help you take the next essential steps in teaching mathematics.
  • Get advice on balancing teaching responsibilities and making sound plans for teaching mathematics.
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