Don't let the revolution in math education pass your teachers by!

By now, most teachers have a shelf full of books, articles, and reports on the Common Core and RTI. But where's the resource that addresses how the two fit together? Individually, the Common Core and RTI are formidable enough. Together, they create a “perfect storm” of challenges, with most teachers left wondering where to turn first.

Finally, here's a guide that distills the central elements of the Common Core and RTI into a single, manageable resource that provides strategies for serving all students. You will find: Real-world scenarios based on actual school-based issues; Multiple classroom-ready work samples; Content-area applications of RTI, including math vocabulary and literacy; A focus on instructional technology, with references to online resources in every chapter; Preparation for future developments in state and national educational policy

With additional guidance on students with special needs, behavioral issues, English language learners, and parent involvement, this all-in-one resource gives your teachers a distinct advantage in providing the superior math instruction all students deserve.

“Burton and Kappenberg have done a great service to teachers by combining Common Core and RTI into one easy-to-use text.”

—Deb Bible, RTI Interventionist

Dundee Highlands School, West Dundee, IL

“Anyone involved in the development of mathematic teachers and who is currently a mathematics teacher will find this book to be a resource to effectively unify instructional strategies to teach all students.”

—Satasha Green, Dean of Education

New York Institute of Technology

Connecting Mathematics and Literacy: If a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, How Many Words Is an Equation Worth?

Connecting Mathematics and Literacy: If a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, How Many Words Is an Equation Worth?

Connecting mathematics and literacy: If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is an equation worth?
DoloresBurton and CharlotteRosenzweig

Mathematical communication is a way of sharing ideas and clarifying understanding. Through communication, ideas become objects of reflection, refinement, discussion, and amendment. When students are challenged to communicate the results of their thinking to others orally or in writing, they learn to be clear, convincing, and precise in their use of mathematical language.

—National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000, p. 4)

In this chapter you will learn:

  • The importance of teaching students the language of mathematics
  • A definition of mathematical literacy
  • Seven strategies and activities for promoting mathematical literacy
  • Common Core ...
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