Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics, Grades 4–5
- Melinda Leong - Education Northwest
- Jennifer Stepanek - Education Northwest
- Linda Griffin - Education Northwest
- Lisa Lavelle - Education Northwest
Strengthen your mathematics lessons through collaborative planning
Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics is a series of comprehensive professional development guides that help teachers investigate how students learn. Grounded in the latest research, this book is one of three volumes focused on grade-appropriate number and operations topics aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The capstone activity of each book guides the group through the co-creation and implementation of a prototype lesson. The teacher teams then evaluate the impact of the lesson on student learning and work together to revise it for maximum effectiveness. Through the process, teachers develop:
- Deeper content knowledge of important mathematical concepts
- Improved understanding of how students learn these mathematical ideas
- A stronger foundation for developing effective lessons and improving instruction
- Enhanced collaboration skills
Each volume includes a large assortment of reproducible handouts as well as built-in facilitation notes. Teachers will also find helpful resources that address the issue of finding time for school-based professional development and teacher collaboration.
"As our teaching team went through the lesson design process we were amazed at the transformation that took place. It took us out of isolated practice and placed us into a collaborative setting where we could effectively redesign lessons so that student learning was positively impacted."
"Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics is a wonderful tool that can easily be adopted by schools or districts looking to improve mathematics instruction and empower their teachers in the process. By providing a combination of mathematical knowledge, pedagogical strategies, and support for learning the new content and implementing it in the classroom, this volume will help groups of teachers work together to reflect on and improve their teaching of mathematics to all young children."
"Helps teachers investigate how students learn, focusing on grade-appropriate math, activities and lesson plans for teacher teams to evaluate student performance. A fine resource for improving and supplementing education."
"I strongly recommend this book for a professional development program that involves rational numbers for teachers in grades 4-5. A skilled facilitator could use the structure of this book to develop professional development in these other areas."
The book breaks down the 4-5 Common Core Standards and provide activities for teaching them! Excellent!