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How to Differentiate Your Math Instruction: Lessons, Ideas, and Videos with Common Core Support, Grades K–5

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How can teachers meet the growing diversity of learning needs in their classrooms? Furthermore, how do teachers meet this challenge in the midst of increasing pressures to master specified content? How to Differentiate Your Math Instruction: Lessons, Ideas, and Videos with Common Core Support shares classroom practices that help all students be successful and that give teachers the means to honor individual students and meet curricular outcomes simultaneously.

The need for differentiation has never been clearer; as stated in the introduction to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, "The Standards should be read as allowing for the widest possible range of students to participate fully from the outset, along with appropriate accommodations to ensure maximum participation of students with special education needs."

This multimedia resource offers:

  • 21 video examples that illustrate how everything from menus and tiered tasks to math workshops and multiple intelligences centers can be carried out in the classroom;
  • support for the Common Core State Standards of Mathematics, including lesson examples that focus on certain standards and integrate mathematical practices;
  • Take Action! callouts that highlight exceptional ideas for differentiation and allow a reader-friendly way to access the text; and reproducibles (downloads provided upon purchasing this resource).

 

The DVD
This resource includes 21 video segments filmed in actual K–5 classrooms. Clips range from one to twelve minutes in length, with a total viewing time of approximately one hour and thirty minutes.

This resource also includes end-of-chapter discussion questions and discussion questions for each video clip.

Linda Dacey, Jayne Bamford Lynch, Rebeka Eston Salemi
384 Pages

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Author Bio

Linda Dacey, a professor of mathematics and education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, began her career as an elementary school teacher. She is the coauthor of many materials for teaching math and differentiating instruction, including Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten and Show and Tell: Representing and Communicating Mathematical Ideas in K–2 Classrooms, both published by Math Solutions.

Jayne Bamford Lynch is a District Math Instructional Coach in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she spends most of her days in elementary and middle school classrooms supporting coaches, teachers, and students. She presents workshops for teachers, administrators, and parents on a multitude of topics related to math education. She is also a National Faculty member of the School of Education at Lesley University.

Rebeka Eston Salemi is a kindergarten teacher at Lincoln School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and is a coauthor of Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten and Show and Tell: Representing and Communicating Mathematical Ideas in K–2 Classrooms, both published by Math Solutions. She participates and consults in the development of reform-based math curriculum and assessments, striving to meet the needs of all students.

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Linda Dacey, a professor of mathematics and education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, began her career as an elementary school teacher. She is the coauthor of many materials for teaching math and differentiating instruction, including Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten and Show and Tell: Representing and Communicating Mathematical Ideas in K–2 Classrooms, both published by Math Solutions.

Jayne Bamford Lynch is a District Math Instructional Coach in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she spends most of her days in elementary and middle school classrooms supporting coaches, teachers, and students. She presents workshops for teachers, administrators, and parents on a multitude of topics related to math education. She is also a National Faculty member of the School of Education at Lesley University.

Rebeka Eston Salemi is a kindergarten teacher at Lincoln School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and is a coauthor of Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten and Show and Tell: Representing and Communicating Mathematical Ideas in K–2 Classrooms, both published by Math Solutions. She participates and consults in the development of reform-based math curriculum and assessments, striving to meet the needs of all students.

A Thoughtful, Practical, and Provocative Resource!
Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of children is a challenge we all face. Through the use of real examples, video clips, teacher reflections, and practical tips, these very knowledgeable authors show classroom teachers how to make strides toward what often feels like an impossible goal.

—Lucy West, founder, Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities and author, Content-Focused Coaching: Transforming Mathematics Lessons


How to Differentiate Your Math Instruction is truly an educator’s dream. The math tasks are relevant and effective for the era of Common Core State Standards. An educator, using this resource, can certainly be confident about meeting the instructional needs of a wide range of students.

—Dionn N. Brown, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Professional Development for Math and Science, Urban Teacher Center, Baltimore, Maryland

This research-based resource, complete with video, provides a glimpse into how effective student-centered classrooms might look. The diversity of students in the classrooms supports the research that indicates that all students, given the opportunity, can and do engage in mathematical discourse and reflect on their own learning. The examples in the text and the video provide a lens through which all teachers can best meet the needs of all their students.

—Dr. Anne Collins, NCTM Board of Directors

Fabulous videos! Viewing young learners grappling with big math ideas is truly inspiring. The “math talk” in these classrooms gave me more ideas about how I might frame differentiated lessons for use with my own students.

—Barbara Allen-Lyall, mathematics director (grades 3 and 4), Mead School, Stamford, Connecticut

As a teacher, it is great to have a resource that I can pick up and immediately get practical ideas to use in my classroom. The CCSS lesson plans are easy to use and share with colleagues. The Take Action! callouts are quick reminders of the important ideas that I can read over and over. A special thank-you to the teachers in the videos for opening up their classrooms so that we can learn together how to differentiate learning for all students.

—Marcia Witthus, kindergarten teacher, Kyrene School District, Phoenix, Arizona

Teachers seeking resources to differentiate for a wide range of learners in their classrooms will find this to be a much-referenced addition to their shelves. Balancing theory and practice along with an understanding of the many demands on a teacher’s time, the authors provide creative, interesting, and challenging mathematics for students at all levels in the classroom. The engaging video clips provide excellent modeling for implementation of activities.

—Christy Lyle, math coordinator, Kodiak Island Borough School District, Alaska

The focus of this resource is right on target. It is important that teachers realize that attending to tasks chosen and the richness of mathematics available through well-chosen tasks forms the basis for differentiation. Vignettes throughout the book highlight application of ideas in real classrooms and teacher reflections give readers insights into how educators think about their instructional decisions. Also, the videos are great. This is a “must have” for anyone teaching mathematics.

—Dr. Susan Friel, professor, University of North Carolina
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