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Now I Get It: Strategies for Building Confident and Competent Mathematicians, K-6 / Edition 1

Now I Get It: Strategies for Building Confident and Competent Mathematicians, K-6 / Edition 1

by Susan O'Connell
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Good teaching is the critical factor that helps students "get" math. Thanks to Susan O'Connell, you can provide top-notch mathematics instruction - even if you've never felt comfortable teaching it before. With Now I Get It, you'll increase your repertoire of instructional strategies as well as receive the information, reflective tools, and resources you need to make them work effectively.

As she did in her popular Introduction to Problem Solving, O'Connell provides a practical guide to teaching math for understanding and clarity, only this time moving one step further to provide a complete picture of elementary math instruction. She presents advice and insight about:

  • what a teacher's role is during math time
  • how to actively engage your students in mathematical thinking, and how to know when they are connecting with math concepts or may require further support
  • how to teach both computational skills and mathematical thinking skills
  • how to use problem solving, cooperative projects, writing assignments, and real-life examples to stimulate and maintain interest
  • how to incorporate math talk and vocabulary into your lessons.
But Now I Get It is much more than a book of teaching ideas. Aligned to the NCTM standards and filled with smart ideas about helping students reach mandated testing benchmarks, it also offers all the research and theory you need to provide best-practice instruction. Also included are reflection questions to stimulate professional growth and an accompanying CD that bolsters your teaching with more than one hundred pages of reproducible lists, charts, activities, and rubrics, some of which can be modified to fit your specific classroom needs.

Help children make mathematics an integral part of how they live in and appreciate their world. Read Now I Get It, and find new ways to make your math instruction more effective and more exciting for yourself and your students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325007663
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 09/07/2005
Edition description: with CD-ROM
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 5 - 11 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

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