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Mindset mathematics : visualizing and investigating big ideas. Grade 5

Author: Jo Boaler; Jen Munson; Cathy Williams
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, A Wiley brand, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the fifth-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo  Read more...
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Boaler, Jo, 1964-
Mindset mathematics.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, A Wiley brand, [2018]
(DLC) 2018015415
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Boaler; Jen Munson; Cathy Williams
ISBN: 9781119358718 111935871X
OCLC Number: 995043874
Description: v, 295 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Thinking in cubes --
Estimating with fractions --
Using fraction equivalence --
Exploring the coordinate plane --
Seeing and connecting patterns across representations --
Understanding fraction multiplication visually --
What does it mean to divide fractions? --
Thinking in powers of 10 --
Using numbers and symbols flexibly.
Responsibility: Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, Cathy Williams.

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The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the fifth-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message?that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual mathematics tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that: There is no such thing as a math person - anyone can learn mathematics to high levels. Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth. Speed is unimportant in mathematics. Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics. With engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and can be used with any current curriculum.

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