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A Guide to Mathematics Coaching

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Mathematics coaching can be an effective method of changing teacher practice and improving student achievement. But the processes in this book do not just apply to coaches—they are applicable to any mathematics leader.

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Cartoon Corner 2
Peggy A. House (ed.)

A brand new collection of cartoons.

Engage students’ interest with the funny side of mathematics before progressing to activities on a variety of mathematical topics suitable for the middle years. An opening chapter provides suggestions for integrating cartoons into classroom learning. The collection is organised into sections: numbers, numeration and computation; ratio, rates, fractions and percentages; measurement; consumer mathematics; algebraic thinking; geometric thinking; and data analysis, statistics and probability.

Each cartoon is followed by a sequence of associated questions with detailed solutions. There are often challenge questions as well as other ideas for discussion and exploration. Teachers who field-tested the materials with their students share their thoughts ­– what worked well, hints and suggestions for the classroom, how they adapted the task – which is not only helpful but also very interesting.

The spelling of ‘humor’ is one clue that this is a US resource, and therefore the content includes some Americanisms and imperial units. Nonetheless, there is inspiration here for those looking for a visually stimulating and different way to start a lesson.

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ISBN-13: 978-0-87353-718-6
Year Levels: 5 - 9
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (USA)
Page Count: 120
Cover type: Soft cover
Publication date: 2013
Product number: NCT621
Keywords: Classroom material

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