Math Focused Books

Eyes on Math (Kindergarten - Grade 8)

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Eyes on Math (Click here to see if this book is available from Destiny Library)

Eyes on Math is a unique teaching resource that provides engaging, full-colour graphics and pictures with text showing teachers how to use each image to stimulate mathematical teaching conversations around key Kindergarten to Grade 8 concepts. Teachers using the book can download the images for projection onto classroom white boards or screens. The questions and answers will help both students and teachers look more deeply and see the math behind the math!



Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction (Kindergarten - Grade 8)

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Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction: 

  • Describes two easy-to-implement strategies for differentiating mathematics in any strand.
  • Offers almost 300 questions and tasks that teachers and coaches can adopt immediately, or use as models to create their own.
  • Includes Teaching Tips sidebars and organizing templates to help readers build new tasks and open questions.
  • Shows how to create a more inclusive classroom learning community that engages participants from all level

Uncomplicating Fractions (Kindergarten - Grade 7)

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Uncomplicating Fractions is a practical, must-have resource that helps teachers understand how to teach and assess student learning of fractions.

  • Shows teachers how to uncomplicate the teaching of fractions by focusing on the most important fraction ideas that students need to grasp
  • Provides support for differentiated instruction

Each topic includes a brief discussion of the underlying ideas, including:

  • Brief mathematical background
  • Suggestions for appropriate representations of specific mathematical ideas, including equations, drawings, and manipulatives
  • Suggestions for explaining ideas to students
  • Cautions about misconceptions and situations to avoid
  • Thoughtful concept-based questions that can be used for classroom instruction, practice, or assessment

Making Number Talks Matter: Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding, Grades Kindergarten to 12

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Making Number Talks Matter is about the myriad decisions facing teachers as they make this fifteen-minute daily routine a vibrant and vital part of their mathematics instruction. Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker offer practical ideas for using Number Talks to help students learn to reason numerically and build a solid foundation for the study of mathematics. Using insight gained from many years of doing Number Talks with students of all ages, Ruth and Cathy provide questions to pose during Number Talks, teacher moves that turn thinking over to students, the mathematics behind the strategies, and ways to overcome bumps in the road

Pedagogical books

Ditch That Textbook

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Are you ready for a change?You know potential exists for innovative, engaging, revolutionary education if you get the right ideas, right tools, and right people, all in the right order.If that sounds like you, then you're ready to DITCH old mindsets and methods and replace them with empowering, liberating ones. Author and teacher, Matt Miller shows you how to choose and incorporate teaching practices that are:  

  • Different from what students see daily.
  • Innovative, drawing on new ideas or modifying others' ideas.
  • Tech-laden with the use of digital sites, tools and devices.
  • Creative, tapping into students' original ideas as well as your own.
  • Hands-on, encouraging students to make and try things on their own.