What’s new in math?
Check out some of these (fairly) new resources supporting mathematics education in Ontario:
On the CEA site, they have posted a video, an excerpt from their 2015 neurosymposium: The best way for children to learn math: An evidence-based truce in the ongoing math wars by Daniel Ansari. And here is the related article from Education Canada.
Promising Practices in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Today, declining mathematics scores is a new challenge that will not wait. In elementary schools across Ontario, educators are responding. Reflected here are the stories of some schools that have seen their mathematics scores move from below the provincial target five years ago, to meeting or exceeding the target five years later.
under the School Leader Framework tab Developing the Organization to Support Desired Practices on the Mathematics K-12 website. It includes 5 videos, 3 of which demonstrate the following modules:
- Welcoming and inclusive environments
- Engaging and inclusive instruction
- Leadership for learning
Beyond Pictures, Numbers and Words: A Focus on Multiplication and Division 2015
In this video project, teachers and students in one classroom learn how representations and models can help to build conceptual understandings about multiplication and division. In the “Taking the Learning Home” section, you’ll find clips to support dialogue with parents about how students leverage the relationships they uncover to build fluency with procedures and facts.
Fnally, check out some of our fabulous new math BOOKS – TDSB teachers may request the books by contacting the library at (416) 395-8289 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the catalogue (you have to login to request books): http://bit.ly/PLbookcat
Aungst, G. (2016). 5 principles of the modern mathematics classroom: Creating a culture of innovative thinking. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 372.7044 AUN
Bergmann, J. (2015). Flipped learning for math instruction. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. 372.7044 BER
Caldwell, J. H. (2014). Putting essential understanding of addition and subtraction into practice in prekindergarten-grade 2. Reston, VA: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 372.7044 CAL
Newton, N. (2016). Math workshop in action: Strategies for grades K-5. New York: Routledge. 372.7044 NEW
Sammons, L. (2014). Guided math conferences. Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education. 372.7 SAM
Sammons, L. (2011). Building mathematical comprehension: Using literacy strategies to make meaning. Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education. 372.7 SAM