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Teaching Mathematics Conceptually

Teaching Mathematics Conceptually
Guiding Instructional Principles for 5-10 year olds

April 2023 | 192 pages | Corwin UK
This book expands upon the guiding principles at the heart of Math Recovery® instruction, exploring their connections with learning theory, practical application in the classroom and their wider links to agreed concepts of high-quality mathematics teaching.

It provides a well-rounded overview of all major aspects of mathematics teaching including inquiry-based and constructivist approaches, planning and assessment, and strategies that offer children opportunities for reflection, satisfaction and increasing challenge.

Particular focus is placed on equitable and inclusive practices in mathematics and how we can develop teaching that connects with the abilities, cultures, and lived experiences of all children.

This is essential reading for all teachers familiar with the Math Recovery® approach and classroom mathematics teachers in elementary and primary schools everywhere seeking to enhance their own professional knowledge and understanding.

Beth L. MacDonald is an associate professor in Early Childhood Mathematics Education in the School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University.
Jonathan N. Thomas is an associate professor of mathematics education and the chairperson of the Department of STEM Education at the University of Kentucky.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Inquiry-Based Instruction
Chapter 3: Mathematics Learning Progressions And Multiple Student-Created Strategies
Chapter 4: Relationships Between Mathematics Teaching And Learning
Chapter 5: Planning Effective Mathematics Teaching
Chapter 6: Formative Assessments
Chapter 7: Monitoring Mathematics Learning
Chapter 8: Feedback And Discourse In Mathematics Instruction
Chapter 9: Grouping Students To Promote A Productive Struggle In Mathematics Instruction
Chapter 10: The Role Of Children’s Reflection In Mathematics Learning
Chapter 11: Equitable Mathematics Practices
Chapter 12: Connecting Back To NCTM Mathematics Teaching Practices And Common Core State Standards Of Mathematics Practices

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