Welcome to Math Class: A Collection of Marilyn's Favorite Lessons, Grades K-6 (Paperback)

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Welcome to Math Class features 16 favorite lessons from Marilyn Burns, one of today’s most highly respected mathematics educators. In this specially compiled collection, Marilyn shares lessons that have weathered the test of time and become permanent parts of her teaching repertoire.
 
The Lessons
Presented in story form, the lessons reveal both the preparing and planning helpful for instruction, and:
-address a broad range of math content, some focusing on number and operations while others engaging students with geometry, patterns, algebraic thinking, probability, and more;
-are broken into sections to make it easier for you to translate them into your own teaching plans;
-include problem solving, writing about math, games, and one-day to multiple-day investigations;
-maximize students’ opportunities to talk so they have experience with verbalizing and clarifying their ideas; and
-encourage students to listen and learn from each other.
 
The Reproducibles
When appropriate, lessons include accompanying reproducibles, available in a downloadable, printable format.
 
The Audio Segments
Included with the lessons is online access to nine audio segments titled “Conversations with Marilyn.” In each segment, Marilyn, joined by longtime Math Solutions colleague Patty Clark, talks about teaching math. The segments focus on everything from What Makes a Good Problem? to The Meaning of Math Menus. Consider them your personal conversations, meant to support you further as you plan to use the lessons with your students.  
 
Marilyn’s Blog
Also in the book are references to blog articles Marilyn has written that are relevant to particular lessons. Welcome to Math Class features 16 favorite lessons from Marilyn Burns, one of today’s most highly respected mathematics educators. In this specially compiled collection, Marilyn shares lessons that have weathered the test of time and become permanent parts of her teaching repertoire.
 
The Lessons
Presented in story form, the lessons reveal both the preparing and planning helpful for instruction, and:
-address a broad range of math content, some focusing on number and operations while others engaging students with geometry, patterns, algebraic thinking, probability, and more;
-are broken into sections to make it easier for you to translate them into your own teaching plans;
-include problem solving, writing about math, games, and one-day to multiple-day investigations;
-maximize students’ opportunities to talk so they have experience with verbalizing and clarifying their ideas; and
-encourage students to listen and learn from each other.
 
The Reproducibles
When appropriate, lessons include accompanying reproducibles, available in a downloadable, printable format.
 
The Audio Segments
Included with the lessons is online access to nine audio segments titled “Conversations with Marilyn.” In each segment, Marilyn, joined by longtime Math Solutions colleague Patty Clark, talks about teaching math. The segments focus on everything from What Makes a Good Problem? to The Meaning of Math Menus. Consider them your personal conversations, meant to support you further as you plan to use the lessons with your students.  
 
Marilyn’s Blog
Also in the book are references to blog articles Marilyn has written that are relevant to particular lessons. These articles and others can be read at marilyburnsmathblog.com.

 

About the Author


Marilyn Burns is one of today’s most highly respected mathematics educators. Over the course of more than fifty years, Marilyn has taught children, led in-service sessions, spoken at conferences, contributed to professional journals, written more than a dozen books for children, and created more than twenty professional development resources for teachers and administrators. She is the founder of Math Solutions and a recipient of numerous awards including an honorary doctorate degree from Bank Street College of Education in New York, the Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education from the Association for Women in Mathematics.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781935099529
ISBN-10: 1935099523
Publisher: Math Solutions
Publication Date: January 27th, 2020
Pages: 224