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Mathematics

This guide contains resources for educators focused on teaching mathematics

Featured Books from Your ATA Library

Working with the beaded number line: 60 activities for the 20-bead and 100-bead number lines

Students can do so much with the beaded number line - counting, skip-counting, place value, rounding to the nearest 10 or 100, operations on whole numbers and decimals, and more! This teacher resource by respected math educators provides 60 classroom-tested activities for elementary students. Each activity is designed to help students visualize quantities and number relationships in a concrete way before transitioning to the open number line and abstract strategies.

High School Mathematics Lessons to Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice

Through model lessons developed by over 30 contributors, this book brings seemingly abstract high school mathematics content to life by connecting it to the issues students see and want to change in the world. The lessons in this book explain how to teach mathematics for self- and community-empowerment. It walks teachers step-by-step through using mathematics across all high school content domains, as a tool to explore, understand, and respond to issues of social injustice including: environmental injustice; wealth inequality; food insecurity; and gender, LGBTQ, and racial discrimination.

Teaching Math with Google Apps

"Why do I need to know how to do math when I can find the answer on my phone?" Alice Keeler and Diana Herrington reveal more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes that go far beyond just looking things up. The goal is to help students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. Today's digital tools allow teachers to make math more relevant to students.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Maths Outdoors

Designed to be used as a dip in dip out collection of easy to use ideas the author has tried to show how exciting outdoor learning can be developed on even the very smallest of budgets. As with all areas of early learning the author acknowledges the way that maths is integrated within play based exploration and linked to many other areas of learning.

Open Middle Math : problems that unlock student thinking, grades 6-12

Imagine that you assign a math problem and your students, instead of getting discouraged after not solving it on the first attempt, start working harder--as if on a quest to figure out the answer. They talk to each other and enthusiastically share their discoveries. What could possibly make this fantastic scenario come true? The answer is: the Open Middle math problems and strategies in this book.

Living Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education with/in Indigenous Communities

Authors from Australia, New Zealand, United States, Micronesia, and Canada explore the nature of culturally responsive mathematics education. Chapters highlight the importance of relationships with communities and the land, each engaging critically with ideas of culturally responsive education, exploring what this stance might mean and how it is lived in local contexts within global conversations.

Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom

Project-Based Learning in the Math Classroom (grades 6 - 10) explains how to keep inquiry at the heart of mathematics teaching and helps teachers build students' abilities to be true mathematicians. This book outlines basic teaching strategies, such as questioning and exploration of concepts. It also provides advanced strategies for teachers who are already implementing inquiry-based methods.

Putting Essential Understanding of Geometry into Practice in Grades 9-12

This book focuses on the specialized pedagogical content knowledge that you need to teach geometry effectively in grades 9-12. The authors demonstrate how to use this multifaceted knowledge to dispel students' misconceptions and replace them with the steadily developing understanding that students need for success with geometry--not only in their current work, but also in higher-level mathematics and a myriad of real-world contexts. Explore rich, research-based strategies and tasks that show how students are reasoning about and making sense of diagrams and definitions, transformations, and proof.

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