Math Workshop Essentials: Developing Number Sense Through Routines, Focus Lessons, and Learning Stations by Rusty Bresser & Caren Holtzman
No matter what state standards or textbook you are using to guide your teaching of mathematics, this resource gives you a spectrum of ways to foster number sense in grades 3–5. You’ll find:
- innovative, classroom-tested routines (including number talks), focus lessons, and games;
- step-by-step directions;
- vignettes that describe actual occurrences of each activity being taught;
- an exploration of the four features integral to developing number sense; and
- connections to the mathematical practices to help teachers envision them in action.
Rusty Bresser is a lecturer and supervisor of teacher education at the University of California at San Diego. He has been an educator for more than thirty-five years and is interested in issues of equity and social justice in the areas of mathematics and science education. Rusty is the author of numerous professional learning articles and books. He is a recipient of the Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award.
Caren Holtzman teaches in the Department of Education Studies at the University of California at San Diego and is the Director of UCSD’s Partners At Learning (PAL) Program. Prior to arriving at UCSD, Caren was an elementary classroom teacher for ten years. Caren is the author of several children’s books and math resource books for teachers. She is a recipient of the Barbara and Paul Saltman Distinguished Teaching Award.