Introduction to Reasoning and Proof, Grades 6-8 available in Other Format
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NCTM's Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly, reassuring advice and ready-to-use examples to any teacher ready to embrace the Process Standards.
In Introduction to Reasoning and Proof, Denisse Thompson and Karren Schultz-Ferrell familiarize you with ways to help students explore their reasoning and support their mathematical thinking. They offer an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching, including strategies for encouraging middle grades students to describe their reasoning about mathematical activities. Thompson and Schultz-Ferrell also provide methods for questioning students about their conclusions and their thought processes in ways that help support classroom-wide learning.
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 could benefit from more opportunities to develop their reasoning about math concepts, or if you're simply looking for new ways to work the reasoning and proof standards into your curriculum, read, dog-ear, and teach with Introduction to Reasoning and Proof. And if you'd like to learn about any of NCTM's process standards, or if you're looking for new, classroom-tested ways to address them in your math teaching, 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.
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
Karren Shultz-Ferrell is coauthor of Introduction to Reasoning and Proof (Grades PreK - 2, 3 - 5, and 6 - 8), part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. She is an elementary mathematics instructional specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland and former classroom teacher. A board representative for the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Karren consults with school systems and presents at state, regional, and national conferences.
Denisse R. Thompson is the coauthor of three Heinemann titles: Math, Culture, and Popular Media: Activities to Engage Middle School Students Through Film, Literature, and the Internet (2009); Mathematical Literacy (2008) and Introduciton to Reasoning and Proof (2008), part of the Math Process Standards Series for Grades 6-8. A professor of mathematics education at the University of South Florida, Tampa, she currently serves as President of the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2008-2009) and as monograph series editor for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (2005-2008). Denisse previously taught at the middle school, high school, and community college levels, and since 2005 has been Director of Evaluation for the Secondary Component of the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project. She has written extensively on mathematics communication and the use of children's literature to teach mathematics.