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Monday, April 10, 2017

You can’t learn math without making mistakes | Stenhouse Publishers

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.
Each activity can be used to enhance units of instruction and help students prepare for assessments that are aligned with the Common Core and similar state standards.

Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Whole-Number Multiplication and Division
  • Chapter 2: Fractions
  • Chapter 3: Decimals
  • Chapter 4: Measurement and Geometry
  • Appendix
  • References and Further Reading
  • Index
Preview the entire book online!

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