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Introduction to Reasoning and Proof: Prek - 2

Introduction to Reasoning and Proof: 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 Reasoning and Proof, Karren Shultz-Ferrell, Brenda Hammond, and Josepha Robles 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 children to describe their reasoning about mathematical activities and 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 explain 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325011158
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/02/2007
Series: Math Process Standards Series, Grades PreK-2 Series
Edition description: Includes CD-Rom Classroom Resource
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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.

Brenda Hammond is a coauthor of Introduction to Reasoning and Proof (Grades PreK - 2 and 3 - 5), part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. A staff development teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland, she has taught for more than thirty years at the elementary and university levels. She has been a presenter at national conferences, a mathematics consultant, and the author of First Word Problems (2003). Brenda is a recipient the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.

Josepha Robles is a coauthor of Introduction to Reasoning and Proof (Grades PreK - 2 and 3 - 5), part of Heinemann's Math Process Standards Series. She has taught for more than twenty-five years in public and private schools. She is a math content coach in Montgomery County, Maryland, a math consultant in the private sector, and a published author who has presented at NCTM national, regional and state conferences.

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