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|"Sherry Parrish outlines the very best way to teach math to young children and gives educators access to the ideas and methods that they will need. This book is a valuable resource for anyone who cares about children’s mathematical development."
Jo Boaler, professor, Stanford University
"The practice of number talks is one of the most powerful vehicles I know for helping students learn to reason with numbers and make mathematically convincing arguments, for building a solid foundation for algebraic reasoning, and for teaching mathematics as a sensemaking process. If all teachers make this shift in their practice, it would represent a profound advancement in mathematics education."
Ruth Parker, CEO
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Sherry Parrish is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and began her career in education in 1979. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor for The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she teaches math and education courses for the College of Arts and Sciences. Sherry holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Samford University, is a national board certified teacher, and is a recipient of the 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.
2011 Winner Distinguished Achievement Award
2011 Finalist Golden Lap Award
2011 Finalist Distinguished Achievement Award: Professionals Development: Instruction
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