Research-Based Practical Strategies for Every Teacher In an age of information overload, do you ever wish you could find one resource that would allow you to quickly gain insight into a variety of cutting-edge practices in elementary education? You’re holding it at your fingertips. What Really Works in Elementary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only understand the research behind certain educational practices, but also have experience working in elementary classrooms. Each user-friendly chapter, focused on a topic vital to elementary educators, presents information in a straightforward way to help you learn what works – and what does not work – with students today. Whether you’re a new educator, or just seeking to build new skills, you’ll benefit from • Insight into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment • Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students • Chapters focused on effective methods for teaching within content areas • Practical tips for reaching all learners; including ELLs, students with autism, and gifted students • Useful reproducibles and resources for every topic area Never before has so much valuable information been presented so simply and effectively in one resource. Are you ready to focus on what works best?
Chapter 1: Making Math Meaningful
Making Math Meaningful
What Really Works In Math in The Elementary Classroom
Understanding for Every Child
The last 25 years have brought a universe of changes to the field of mathematics education. We need to stop and celebrate the accomplishments of so many educators working together to improve outcomes for children. We have moved a mountain here. Rather than continuing the disagreements from the 1980s and 1990s between reform mathematics and back to basics, international studies have pushed U.S. educators to agree on higher standards for all students. Yay for us!
The 1990s ushered in a series of important international studies that scraped the skin off the notion that the United States was leading the world in producing talented mathematicians. There ...