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Resources for Gifted Student, Parents, and Teachers
Math Enrichment at the University of Cambridge Offers the choice of problems based on mathematical topics/sub-topics that are tiered both by age level and challenge level.
AIMS Puzzle Corner
24 Games Motivating and innovative, these number games offer a variety of ways for kids to play with numbers while reinforcing skills in mental math, patterning, concentration, problem solving, reasoning...the opportunities are endless! The teacher can set these games up as centers using a problem of the week theme or use them as learning stations differentiated to students’ readiness levels. Check out the link to the Kids Only site on the Student General Resources page.
Developing Mathematically Promising Students edited by Linda Jensen Sheffield (1998). This book emphasizes the importance of ensuring the development of mathematically promising students, those who have the potential to become the leaders and problem solvers of the future. It focuses on the needs of mathematically promising students, effective learning environments, and teaching strategies. It also includes international approaches to supporting the mathematically promising.
Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach by Suzanne Chapin and Art Johnson. From the Introductio by Marilyn Burns "Math Matters was written to serve an important need -- to help teachers in the elementary grade deepen thier understanding of the mathematics they have to teache. This book is based on the belief that teachers can't teach what they don't understand well, and it addresses several fundamental questions: What math concepts and skills are important in the elementary grades? Whay are these topics included in the elementary math curriculum? What does a teacher need to understand in order to teach these ideas well? What can we learn form research done by mathematics educators about teaching and learning these skills?"
Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grades 16 by Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O’Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson. This exciting new resource offers a unique look into the significant role that classroom discussions can play in teaching mathematics in grades 1 through 6. The book is divided into four sections. The first section introduces five discussion strategies, or moves, that help teachers achieve their instructional goals of strengthening students’ mathematical thinking and learning. The second section addresses how talk is effective for developing concepts and building connections among mathematical ideas. The third section gives teachers a valuable outline for how to get started using talk in the classroom, plan lessons, and deal with the challenges that will inevitably arise. Finally, the last section presents two extensive classroom discussions, providing further insights into how to use talk effectively.
Lee, J.O. (2003). Implementing high standards in urban schools: Problems and solutions. Phi Delta Kappan, 84(6), 449-455.
Dozens of videos are made available for free on-line viewing by Anneberg/CPB through their video on-demand service. A high speed internet (cable or DSL) connection is recommended.
If you have access we recommend Surprises in Mind, a video documentary on learning mathematics for K-8 teachers and administrators shows that mathematical creativity expressed in art, architecture, and music and valued by industry is built into the brain and can flourish under the right conditions.
A few of the other titles available are:
Learn basis concepts with the following titles for K-8 math teachers:
Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.
Learning Math: Geometry
Learning Math: Measurement
Learning Math: Number and Operations
Learning Math: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
Mathematics Assessment: A Video Library, K-12
Mathematics: What’s the Big Idea?
The Missing Link: Essential Concepts for Middle School Math Teachers
Explore NCTM process standards with:
Teaching Math, Grades 3-5
Teaching Math, Grades 6-8
Teaching Math, Grades K-2
Teaching Math: A Video Library, 5-8
Teaching Math: A Video Library, K-4