Rich and Engaging Mathematical Tasks: Grades 5-9
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An excellent resource for math in the Common Core With the push toward critical thinking and the mathematical practices that help to frame it, this book is a valuable resource for teachers. I have referenced it many times as I have worked to design quality mathematical experiences for my students.
Engage your students with rich content in proven mathematical tasks!Promote real understanding of important mathematical conceptsDesign and enact rich instructional experiences that encourage thinking and reasoningLessons follow key areas of mathematics featured in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)Mathematically rich and engaging tasks offer excellent opportunities for students to learn what mathematics is and how one does it. A valuable resource to any mathematics teacher, this rich collection of mathematical tasks will enliven students engagement in mathematical thinking and reasoning and help them succeed in the classroom.. These key areas are all highlighted in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) as important for students progress in mathematics. Research shows that tasks that promote thinking, reasoning, and problem solving often decline during execution due to a variety of classroom factors. The result is students apply previously learned rules and procedures without learning the connection to meaning and understanding and opportunities for thinking and reasoning are lost.This book, a collection of carefully selected articles from past issues of NCTM journals, includes activities for teachers to use with their students to promote the understanding of the mathematical content. Articles are arranged into content strands and ordered within a strand to promote the development of important areas of mathematics. Such