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The Four Roles of the Numerate Learner


The Four Roles of the Numerate Learner

Effective teaching and assessment strategies to help students think differently about mathematics Mary Fiore and Maria Luisa Lebar If one were to ask whether language literacy and mathematical literacy were alike, I would predict that the beliefs of the majority would be that they are very different. In The Four Roles of the Numerate Learner, authors Mary Fiore and Maria Luisa Lebar use the fi...


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Making Number Talks Matter


Making Number Talks Matter - Book Cover 1024

Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding, Grades 4-10 Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker Mathematics Professional Reading In my district, Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies, Grades K-5 by Sherry Parrish has been a major resource for our primary and junior teachers to promote proficiency and fluency in number sense and numeration for t...


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Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You Had


Becoming the Teacher You Never Had - Book Cover

By: Tracy Johnston Zager Mathematics Professional Reading I just recently had the opportunity to read Tracy Johnston Zager's new book, Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You Had and I'm so glad I did. The Foreword begins with a reference to the author, Tracy Zager’s quote that “Good math teaching begins with us” and tells us that the book will take us on a journey through a number of differen...


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Great Read – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


Minset - The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Professional Reading Review Over the past year, I had heard quite a bit of "buzz" about Carol Dweck's research on Mindset and how it can affect student learning and achievement. A few months ago, I was at a Ministry of Education SIM Session in London, Ontario and we watched a taped presentation from Carol Dweck that really caught my attention. Prior to watching this video, I had never given m...


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Book Review: The 4 Hour Work Week


The Four Hour Work Week - Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich As mentioned in a recent post, I am using my time in the car and at the gym listening to audiobooks through Audible.com. I'm just two weeks in and I'm halfway through my second audiobook. That's about one and a half more books than I have read in the past year! Sadly, I don't think that is an exaggeration. However, after...


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