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