Math Toolkit – Books and Videos

Books

Adding it Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics
by Jeremy Kilpatrick, Jane Swafford, Bradford Findell, Editors; Mathematics Learning Study Committee; National Research Council
Adding It Up provides a historical perspective in mathematics education and the presenter can refer participants to this document for advancing their own knowledge about how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and it recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning and teaching.

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics
by Liping Ma
This book is a must read for mathematics educators.

Videos

The Mathematics Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved
The Hunt Institute
by Professor William McCallam, Math Team Coordinator
This video explains the process of the development of the CCSS for Mathematics.  Bill McCallum and Jason Zimba, two of the principal writers, share how they worked as a team with 60 writers and various professional organizations to develop the mathematics standards.

The Importance of Focus in Mathematics
The Hunt Institute
by and Jason Zimba, PhD, Math Team Coordinator
This Hunt Institute video discusses Focus, one of the Common Core instructional shifts in Mathematics.

The Importance of Coherence in Mathematics
The Hunt Institute
by Professor William McCallam
This Hunt Institute video discusses Coherence, one of the Common Core instructional shifts in Mathematics. Bill McCallum explains that we should instill in students an understanding of how it all fits together (mathematics is not a subject that keeps branching out – it is based on underlying principles that come together under one umbrella).

Mathematical Fluency:  A Balanced Approach
The Hunt Institute
by Professor William McCallam and Jason Zimba, PhD, Math Team Coordinator
This Hunt Institute video discusses Fluency, one of the Common Core instructional shifts in Mathematics. Bill McCallum and Jason Zimba explain that fluency is important, but not at the expense of conceptual understanding.

The Mathematics Standards and the Shifts they Require
The Hunt Institute
by Professor William McCallam and Jason Zimba, PhD, Math Team Coordinator
Jason Zimba solidifies the need for the shifts and how educators need to focus on these shifts to help all students be college and career ready.

The World’s Easiest Math Puzzle
This is a fun mathematics activity for students in grades 5 -12.

When Not Knowing Math Can Cost you $15,000
This video clip from the popular television game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” demonstrates mathematical application in a real world situation.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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