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Part of the Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series
Improve your students' comprehension and perseverance in mathematical practices. This user-friendly book is divided into two parts, each covering a key team action for mathematics instruction in a PLC at Work(TM). First you'll examine high-quality research-affirmed math lesson design elements. Then you'll learn how to implement them within your math lesson routines and activities. The book features team discussion tools, sample math lesson designs, strategies for improving student discourse of mathematical concepts, online resources for instructional support, and more.
Implement instructional strategies for math, in a professional learning community:
- Plan for the use of balanced rigorous mathematical practices and routines to teach each content standard during core mathematics instruction.
- Identify mathematics content standards students must learn in a unit and the appropriate math activities and tasks needed to develop understanding, application, and fluency progressions of mathematical concepts.
- Understand the importance of communicating the why of mathematical skills and essential learning standards to students.
- Implement instructional strategies for math that ensure the formative learning of all students during lessons.
Part I: Team Action 1: Develop High-Quality, Essential, and Balanced Lesson-Design Elements
Chapter 1: Essential Learning Standards: The Why of the Lesson
Chapter 2: Prior-Knowledge Warm-Up Activities
Chapter 3: Academic Language Vocabulary as Part of Instruction
Chapter 4: Lower- and Higher-Level Cognitive Demand Mathematical Task Balance
Chapter 5: Whole-Group and Small-Group Discourse Balance
Chapter 6: Lesson Closure for Evidence of Learning
Chapter 7: Mathematics Lesson-Design Tool
Part II: Use Lesson Design Elements to Provide Formative Feedback and Foster Student Perseverance
Chapter 8: Essential Learning Standards and Prior Knowledge Warm-Up Activities
Chapter 9: Using Vocabulary as Part of Instruction
Chapter 10: Implementing Mathematical Task and Discourse Balance
Chapter 11: Using Lesson Closure for Evidence of Learning
Chapter 12: Responding to Lesson Progress With High-Quality Tier 1 Mathematics Intervention
References and Resources
Books in the Every Student Can Learn Mathematics series:
- Mathematics Assessment and Intervention in a PLC at Work(TM)
- Mathematics Instruction and Tasks in a PLC at Work(TM)
- Mathematics Homework and Grading in a PLC at Work(TM)
- Mathematics Coaching and Collaboration in a PLC at Work(TM)