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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Math Sense: The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Instruction

When you walk into a successful math classroom, what should you see, hear, and feel?

Math Sense helps teachers self-assess, distills the key components of a good lesson, and offers ideas for improving classroom spaces, discourse, and engagement.

Does the landscape of the classroom feature such items as student work samples, a math literature collection, and a number line? Do the lessons include wait time, checks for understanding, and written feedback? Do you feel a spirit of collaboration, risk taking, and a sense of pride?

In Math Sense, Chris provides a series of self-assessment rubrics to help you identify the earmarks of a vibrant mathematics community that will help inform and refine your practice. This practical guide offers a road map for taking stock of your teaching and building a stronger mathematics classroom environment for you and your students.

Table of Contents

Preview the entire book online!

Chapter 1: What Is Mathematics?
Chapter 2: The Look of the Landscape
Chapter 3: The Look of the Lesson: Teachers
Chapter 4: The Look of the Lesson: Students
Chapter 5: The Sound of the Lesson
Chapter 6: The Feel of It All
Chapter 7: Putting It Together
Appendix: Self-Assessments

About Christine Moynihan
Christine Moynihan has been a classroom teacher in K-6 classrooms, a mathematics curriculum specialist, and an elementary school principal in Newton, Massachusetts. She is currently a consultant who works with schools and districts to assist them in improving their quality of education.


Source: Stenhouse Publishers

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