Students pursue problems they’re curious about, not problems they’re told to solve. Creating a math classroom filled with confident problem solvers starts by introducing challenges discovered in the real world, not by presenting a sequence of prescribed problems, says Gerald Aungst. In this groundbreaking book, he offers a thoughtful approach for instilling a culture of learning in your classroom through five powerful, yet straightforward principles: Conjecture, Collaboration, Communication, Chaos, and Celebration. Aungst shows you how to  • Embrace collaboration and purposeful chaos to help students engage in productive struggle, using non-routine and unsolved problems  • Put each chapter’s principles into practice through a variety of strategies, activities, and by incorporating technology tools  • Introduce substantive, lasting cultural changes in your classroom through a manageable, gradual shift in processes and behaviors Five Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom offers new ideas for inspiring math students by building a more engaging and collaborative learning environment. “Bravo! This book brings a conceptual framework for K-12 mathematics to life. As a parent and as the executive director of Edutopia, I commend Aungst for sharing his 5 principles. This is a perfect blend of inspiring and practical. Highly recommended!” Cindy Johanson, Executive Director, Edutopia George Lucas Educational Foundation “Aungst ignites the magic of mathematics by reminding us what makes mathematicians so passionate about their subject matter. Grounded in research, his work takes us on a journey into classrooms so that we may take away tips to put into practice today.” Erin Klein, Teacher, Speaker, and Author of Redesigning Learning Spaces

Math for the 21st Century and Beyond

Math for the 21st Century and Beyond

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Being a mathematician is no more definable as “knowing” a set of mathematical facts than being a poet is definable as knowing a set of linguistic facts.

—Seymore Papert, MIT Mathematician, Computer Scientist, and Educator

The moment we believe success is determined by an ingrained level of ability, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.

—Josh Waitzkin, American Chess Player, Martial Arts Competitor, and Author

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Mathematics as Literacy

“But, I’m just not that good at math.” How many times have you heard this? It may be said when figuring the tip on a restaurant check, or trying to make sense of some statistic reported on the news. The unstated subtext is, “It’s OK ...

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