Introduction to Connections, Grades Prek-2

Introduction to Connections, Grades Prek-2

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NCTM's Process Standards support teaching that helps children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every primary teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. With language and examples that don't require prior math training to understand, the series offers friendly, reassuring advice and ready-to-use examples to any teacher ready to embrace the Process Standards.

In Introduction to Connections, Honi Bamberger and Christine Oberdorf familiarize you with ways to help students see the relationships between and among mathematical skills and content. They offer an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching, including strategies that help students build upon and link mathematical thinking across units by recognizing connections among math concepts, real-world applications, and other content areas.

The book and accompanying CD-ROM are filled with activities that are

  • modifiable for immediate use with students of all levels
  • customizable to match your specific lessons.

In addition, a correlation guide helps you match the math content you teach with the mathematical processes it utilizes.

If your students aren't making mathematical connections, or if you're simply looking for ways to work the connections standard into your curriculum, read, dog-ear, and teach with Introduction to Connections. And if you'd like to learn about any of NCTM's process standards, or you're looking for classroom-tested ways to address them, look no further than Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. You'll find them explained in the most understandable and practical way: from one teacher to another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325011370
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Series: Math Process Standards Series, Grades PreK-2 Series
Edition description: Includes CD-Rom Classroom Resource
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Susan O'Connell has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach. As a former elementary teacher, reading specialist, and math coach, Sue knows what it's like in the classroom and her background is evident throughout her work as she unpacks best practices in a clear, practical, and upbeat way. She is the lead author of Math in Practice, a new grade-by-grade K-5 professional learning resource. She is also coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action, Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subtraction, and Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Multiplication and Division. She served as editor of Heinemann's popular Math Process Standards series and also wrote the bestselling Now I Get It. Sue is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development, an organization committed to providing outstanding math professional development for schools and districts across the country. Watch an introductory Math in Practice webinar, hosted by Sue. Click here to watch Sue talk about the links between reading and math. Connect with Sue on Twitter @SueOConnellMath

Honi J. Bamberger is coauthor of Math Misconceptions and Activities to Undo Math Misconceptions, as well as Introduction to Connections (PreK - 2, 3 - 5, and 6 - 8), part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. She is a professor in the department of mathematics at Towson University. A former classroom teacher, she is a mathematics education researcher, the author of numerous other books and articles, and a nationally recognized speaker on math education.

Christine Oberdorf is coauthor of Introduction to Connections (PreK-2 and 3-5), part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. She is a math content coach with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. She is a board representative for the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics and serves as a consultant for various districts and school systems.

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