Education Week notes, "You can't learn math without making mistakes." What's Right About Wrong Answers gives you 22 activities that focus on important ideas in grades 4-5 math. Each includes a summary
of the content and highlighted error, Common Core connections, redproducibles, required manipulatives, and other tools.
Nancy Anderson turns mistakes on their head and helps you cleverly use them to students’ advantage. Each of the twenty-two activities in this book focuses on important ideas in grades 4–5 mathematics. By examining comic strips, letters to a fictitious math expert from confused students, and sample student work containing mistakes, your learners explore typical math mistakes, reflect on why they’re wrong, and move toward deeper understanding.
Each activity includes:
- a summary of the mathematical content and highlighted error;
- Common Core connections;
- prerequisite knowledge that students need;
- required reproducibles, manipulatives, and other tools;
- the big underlying math ideas; and
- suggestions for implementing the activity.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Whole-Number Multiplication and Division
- Chapter 2: Fractions
- Chapter 3: Decimals
- Chapter 4: Measurement and Geometry
- References and Further Reading
About Nancy C. Anderson
Nancy Anderson is K-8 Mathematics Coordinator and Grade 8 Mathematics Teacher at Milton Academy. Nancy is an experienced classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and professional developer. She is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences and a published author in the field of mathematics education.
Source: Stenhouse Publishers and Education Week