Differentiating Math Instruction Strategies That Work for K-8 Classrooms

ISBN-10: 1412970822
ISBN-13: 9781412970822
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Differentiate math instruction with practices that boost mastery for all students! Teachers continue to struggle with the reality that math performance varies widely from student to student and that some tactics may work with one group but not with another. In this practical guide, the author offers teachers a wealth of critical strategies and novel teaching ideas for differentiating instruction, leveraging each learners unique abilities, and raising student achievement. Updated with recommendations from the ground-breaking 2008 National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report, this book begins by illustrating what a differentiated math class looks like and provides guidelines for completing a differentiated math lesson plan. Readers will also find specific instructional practices for a wide variety of mathematics topics and a review of Response to Intervention (RTI) as it impacts instructional opportunities in mathematics for students in the elementary grades.

Learn more about William Bender's PD offerings Consulting Description: Differentiated Instruction Consulting Description: Math Consulting Description: Project-Based Learning Consulting Description: RTI Consulting Description: Technology nbsp; nbsp; William N. Bender nbsp;began his career by teaching eighth- and ninth-grade students in the public schools. He worked in higher education for 28 years and published over 60 research articles and 24 books in education. He specializes in instructional strategies for all students and is recognized as a national leader on instructional tactics, response to intervention, and differentiated instruction. Dr. Bender believes his job is to inform audiences across the nation of innovative, up to date information, based on current applied research. Dr. Bender received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina and currently consults with schools and districts in the United States and Canada.

Preface: How to Use This Book
Acknowledgments
About the Author
The Mathematical Brain and High-Impact Teaching
Teaching Mathematics Through Differentiating Instruction
The Mathematical Brain
Brains as Prioritizing Filters
Number Sense
Multiple Intelligences: Avenues for Learning Math
Summary of Brain Research
Instructional Phases for Developing Math Skills
Teaching Strategy: Mathematical Games to Develop Number Sense
SHEMR: A Tool for High-Impact Learning in Mathematics Evaluating One's Own Instructional Planning
What's Next?
Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention in Mathematics
Differentiation and Response to Intervention: Refocusing Math Instruction
Teaching Phases in the Direct Instruction Lesson
Problems With Direct Instruction in a Large Class
Teaching Strategy: The Guess, Assess, and Tear Out Tactic
A Differentiated Instruction Lesson Example
Teaching Strategy: Using Guess, Assess, and Tear Out! Moving From Direct Instruction to Differentiated Instruction in Math
The Omega Group
The Mainline Instruction Group
The Beta Group
Is Further Differentiation Needed?
Anything Wrong With This Scenario? Enhancing the Differentiated Instruction Model
Guidelines for Differentiated Lesson Planning
Results of Differentiated Lessons
A Differentiated Instruction Overview: What It Is and What It Isn't
Response to Intervention in Mathematics
Case Study: A RTI for Number Sense and Early Math Skill
What's Next?
Differentiating for Primary and Elementary Math
Research on Math Readiness
Steps in Developing Early Math Skills
Teaching Strategy: A Concrete, Semi-Concrete, Abstract Learning Tactic
Using CSA in the Classroom
CSA in the Higher Grades
Summary: CSA Tactic
Teaching Strategy: The Errorless Learning Procedures
Summary: Errorless Learning
Teaching Strategy: Classwide Peer Tutoring for Differentiating in the Math Class
What's Next?
Differentiating for Deep Conceptual Understanding
High-Impact Teaching for Operations in Math
The Debate on Calculators in Elementary Mathematics
Constructivist Theory and Understanding of Mathematics
Using Cognitive Guided Visualization
Scaffolded Instruction in Math
Debate on What a Scaffold Is
Graphic Representations of Word Problem Schemas
Using a Representational Strategy
Teaching Expanded Notation and Partialing
Process Mnemonics Strategies to Teach Computation
Research Support
What's Next?
Differentiating With Learning Strategies
The Brain Research Basis for Metacognitive Theory and Tactics
Learning Strategies for Word Problems
The Schema-Based Math Strategy
Differentiated Tear Out Activities for Story Problem Schemas
What's Next?
Differentiating in the Middle Grades
Working Toward Higher-Order Thinking
Teaching Strategy: Anchored Instruction
Teaching Games in Higher Grades
The PASS Strategy
Moving On Up! Math Instruction Guidelines for Secondary Learners
Appendix
References
Index

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