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  1. Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching to Inform Instructional Quality

    In Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching to Inform Instructional Quality, Melissa D. Boston, Amber G. Candela and Juli K. Dixon provide a compelling process for focusing on and improving the quality of F-12 teachers' mathematics instruction. The authors present a set of rubrics - the Instructional Quality Assessment (IQA) Mathematics Toolkit - as a framework to focus reflections, conversations, feedback, and the planning and teaching of mathematics. In line with the Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching series, the tasks, questions and evidence (TQE) process guides readers in improving the quality of their instruction and building their own understanding of and skill with mathematics.

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  2. STEM-Rich Maker Learning: Designing Equity with Youth of Color

    In recent years, maker-centred learning has emerged in schools and other spaces as a promising new phase of STEM education reform. With a sharp focus on equity, the authors investigate community-based STEM-making programs to determine whether, and how, they can address the educational needs of youth of colour. The authors explore what it means for youth to engage in making with the explicit goal of addressing injustices in their lives. The text features longitudinal ethnographic data and compelling examples that show how youth of colour from low-income backgrounds innovate and make usable artefacts to improve their lives and their communities. This book is essential reading for STEM educators in both formal and informal educational settings.

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  3. The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics, Revised Edition

    In The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics, authors Nathan D. Lang-Raad and Robert J. Marzano explore how teachers can apply The New Art and Science of Teaching framework to teaching mathematics. This comprehensive book offers over one hundred detailed strategies for and examples of implementation. Throughout the book, the authors address the following design areas within three categories of teaching: (1) feedback, (2) content and (3) context. Each chapter includes self-rating scales teachers can use to assess their performance and determine areas of strength and improvement. Each chapter ends with guiding questions for curriculum design. This book will help all teachers address the learning outcomes for mathematics necessary for student success.

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    A$42.95
  4. Thinking Like an Engineer: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Engineers in Years 4-5

    Thinking Like an Engineer focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to engineering. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will complete design challenges, visit with an engineer and investigate real-world problems to plan feasible engineering solutions. Thinking Like an Engineer reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including the development of process skills in various learning areas and the enhancement of discipline-specific thinking and habits of mind through hands-on activities.

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  5. Thinking Like a Mathematician: Lessons that Develop Habits of Mind and Thinking Skills for Gifted Young Mathematicians in Years 3-4

    Thinking Like a Mathematician focuses on high-interest, career-related topics in the primary curriculum related to mathematics. Students will explore interdisciplinary content, foster creativity and develop higher-order thinking skills with activities aligned to relevant learning area standards. Students will engage in exploration activities, complete mathematical challenges and then apply what they have learned by making real-world connections. Thinking Like a Mathematician reflects key emphases of curricula from the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary, including the development of process skills in various learning areas and the enhancement of discipline-specific thinking and habits of mind through hands-on activities.

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  6. The School Leader's Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success

    Principals, expected to improve maths performance at their schools, often don't know where to begin. How can F-12 school leaders recognise and ensure that their school or district is supporting good maths instruction? Marian Small and Doug Duff provide the answer to that and other questions in The School Leader's Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success. Drawing on their vast experience working with administrators, Small and Duff provide practical advice and helpful tools for improving maths instruction. With its real-world examples and insights, this book is essential reading for any principal who wants to bring about positive change and real growth in the teaching and learning of maths in their school.

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  7. Building a K–12 STEM Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide for School Leaders and Tech Coaches

    Few resources are available for district and school leaders looking to establish successful STEM labs. Frequently, efforts don’t gain traction because they lack a systemic approach and support from a broad spectrum of stakeholders within the school community. Building a K-12 STEM Lab addresses this challenge from the perspective of the leader, identifying opportunities for capacity building and ensuring equal access and equity for all students. The comprehensive and flexible approach outlined in this book will help school and district leaders develop productive community partnerships in support of STEM education within the STEM lab and throughout the school.

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  8. Number Sense Routines: Building Mathematical Understanding Every Day in Grades 3-5

    Number Sense Routines: Developing Mathematical Understanding Every Day in Grades 3-5 is about tapping into every child’s sense of number and providing daily, connected experiences that are responsive to children's learning needs. Through familiar five-, ten- or fifteen-minute warm-up routines, Jessica Shumway offers both beginner and veteran teachers easy and effective ways to build and solidify students' number sense foundations. Not only will these routines help develop students' mathematical understanding as they move towards using standard algorithm, but they will also help teachers learn to better recognise the big ideas that emerge in discussions, how to encourage important strategies based in number sense and how to facilitate discussions on key mathematical concepts.

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  9. Zeroing in on Number and Operations, Pre-K–K: Key Ideas and Common Misconceptions

    When you talk with students about their number sense and computational skills, you're bound to uncover some surprising gaps in their understanding. Knowing how to identify and bridge those gaps is essential for helping students at all levels advance as mathematical thinking. Sharing the insights they've gained through decades of mathematics teaching and research, Linda Dacey and Anne Collins help you focus on what students really need to know and understand at each year level. The modules for grades preschool and Foundation Year are organised into three sections: "Numbers", "Relationships" and "Addition and Subtraction". Each module begins with the identification of its mathematical focus and the potential challenges and misconceptions associated with those ideas.

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    A$29.95
  10. Maths Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, F-2

    If you've ever questioned how to make maths stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. In Maths Work Stations you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use maths vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. This book details how to set up, manage and keep maths stations going throughout the year. There's even a chapter developed solely to organising and using maths manipulatives. Charts, reproducible forms and maths work station icons are included to provide everything you'll need to get started with stations in your classroom right away.

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  11. Small Steps, Big Changes: Eight Essential Practices for Transforming Schools Through Mathematics

    During the past two decades, Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez have worked to deepen and improve mathematics instruction at school around the US. Wherever they go, they find the raw ingredients for success already present. In Small Steps, Big Changes: Eight Essential Practices for Transforming Schools Through Mathematics, the authors identify eight tested principles that transform what can be an overwhelming process into a set of comprehensible and concrete steps. Each phase of the change process is brought to life through the stories and perspectives of teachers, coaches and principals - stories that will strike familiar chords for every educator. When teachers make sense of maths, students learn to make sense of maths, and that can profoundly change the entire culture of a school.

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