Making the Standards Manageable, Meaningful & Fun
by Catherine Jones Kuhns & Marrie Lasater
Race cars! Hamster golf! Magic seeds! Egyptian mummies! Do you have your students' attention yet? You will, with this book as your guide. Jam packed with concrete, pictorial, and abstract activities to address all of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (grades 3-5), this book features highly engaging, child-friendly activities, all designed to get your students reasoning like mathematicians and loving mathematics. You'll discover how to move from drills, procedures, and rote rules to emphasizing standards-based teaching and find exciting ways to involve students in active learning, introduce concepts through children's literature, and focus on critical thinking and conceptual understanding.