The Mathematics Lesson-Planning Handbook, Grades K-2

1st Edition

Your Blueprint for Building Cohesive Lessons

Beth McCord Kobett; Ruth Harbin Miles; Lois A. Williams
eISBN-13: 9781506387826

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"This book brings together the best of Visible Learning and the teaching of mathematics. The chapters on learning intentions, success criteria, misconceptions, formative evaluation, and knowing thy impact are stunning. Rich in exemplars, grounded in research about practice, and with the right balance about the surface and deep learning in math, it′s a great go-to book for all who teach mathematics."

—John Hattie, Laureate Professor, Deputy Dean of MGSE, Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Your blueprint to planning K-2 math lessons for maximum impact and understanding

Not sure of tomorrow morning’s lesson plan? Or maybe you feel it isn’t tailored enough for your students’ needs. What do you do? For that and more, help is here. The Mathematics Lesson-Planning Handbook, Grades K-2: Your Blueprint for Building Cohesive Lessons guides teachers step-by-step through the decision-making process of planning K-2 math lessons that are purposeful, rigorous, and coherent. 

Instructional experts Beth McCord Kobett, Ruth Harbin Miles, and Lois A. Williams streamline and deepen the lesson-planning process showing teachers how to access students′ complex needs, clarify learning intentions, and select tasks that will best lead to student understanding of mathematical concepts and skills. Along the way, teachers create an individualized blueprint for planning K-2 math lessons for maximum student learning.  

The lesson-planning process guides teachers to:   

Identify the mathematical content, language, and social learning intentions for a lesson or unit, and connect goals to success criteria
Determine the purpose of a math lesson you’re planning by distinguishing between conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and transfer
Select worthwhile tasks and materials that make the best use of representations, manipulatives, and other instructional tools and resources
Choose the format of your lesson using reasoning and number routines, games, whole-class discussion, and pairs, or small-group work
Anticipate student misconceptions and evaluate understanding using a variety of formative assessment techniques
Decide how you’ll launch your lesson, facilitate questioning, encourage productive struggle, and close your lesson

Included is a lesson-planning template and examples from kindergarten, first-, and second-grade classrooms. Chapter by chapter, the decision-making strategies empower teachers to plan math lessons strategically, to teach with intention and confidence, and to build an exceptional foundation in math for all students.  


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ISBNs 9781506387826, 9781506387819, 9781506387819, 9781506387826, 1506387829
Language English
Number of Pages 249
Edition 1st