Visible Thinking in the K–8 Mathematics Classroom

Ted H. Hull,

Visible Thinking in the K–8 Mathematics Classroom
 
 

"This book is a crucial tool for meeting NCTM mathematical content and process standards. Through the useful problems and strategies presented within, teachers will definitely know how well their students will comprehend. If comprehension is an issue in your class, this book is a must have!"
—Therese Gessler Rodammer, Math Coach
Thomas W. Dixon Elementary School, Staunton, VA

Seeing is believing with this interactive approach to math instruction

Do you ever wish your students could read each other′s thoughts? Now they can—and so can you! Veteran mathematics educators Ted Hull, Don Balka, and Ruth Harbin Miles explain why making students′ thought processes visible is the key to effective mathematics instruction. Their newest book contains numerous grade-specific sample problems and instructional strategies for teaching essential concepts such as number sense, fractions, and estimation. Among the many benefits of visible thinking are:

  • Interactive student-to-student learning
  • Increased class participation
  • Development of metacognitive thinking and problem-solving skills

Helpful features include vignettes, relevant word problems, classroom scenarios, sample problems, lesson adaptations, and easy-to-follow examples of each strategy in action. The authors also explain how students can demonstrate their thinking using calculators and online tools. The final chapter outlines steps math leaders can take to implement visible thinking and maximize mathematics comprehension for all students.


 



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