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Our Mission As a thriving organization responsive to a changing world, Math Solutions is dedicated to improving students’ learning of mathematics by providing educators with the highest-quality professional development services, products, and resources. Founded 25 years ago by renowned educator Marilyn Burns and focused exclusively on mathematics education, Math Solutions is the foremost authority on transforming instruction so that all students become confident and successful learners of mathematics. Our expert educational consultants create solutions for accelerated, sustainable improvement in teacher effectiveness, student learning, and test results.

Our Founder Marilyn Burns is one of today’s most highly respected mathematics educators. For more than 40 years, Marilyn has taught children, led professional development sessions, spoken at educational conferences nationwide, written children’s books, and created mathematics resources for teachers and administrators. Her classroom-grounded research, experience, and insight continue to transform mathematics teaching across the United States. She has received many honors, including the Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

My classroom teaching has kept me focused on and invested in the goal I set when I founded Math Solutions—to contribute to improving how K–8 math is taught in our schools. —Marilyn Burns

Research confirms that teachers are the single most important factor in raising student achievement.

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—U.S. Department of Education “Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative,” 2007

Solve the Problem™

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Customized Services & Coaching

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Professional Development Courses

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Foundations for Teaching Math

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Arithmetic to Algebra

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Math, Language & Literacy

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Assessment & Testing

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Differentiation | ELL | Special Ed

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Intervention

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Books & Resources New Books & Resources

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Foundations for Teaching Math

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Algebra | DVDs

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Number & Operations | Fractions

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Geometry & Probability

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Measurement & Number Sense

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Connecting Math & Literacy: Children’s Books

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Connecting Math & Literacy: Teacher Resources

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Communication in Math Class

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Differentiated Instruction | ELL

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Curriculum Planning & Lessons

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Schoolwide Improvement

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Books & Resources Matrix

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Funding | Education Partners

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Online Resources

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Ordering Info | Special Offer Details

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Solve the PRoblem ™

Solve the PRoblem ™

Drive District and Schoolwide Improvement With 25 years of experience focusing exclusively on math education and professional development, we know that addressing problems and raising student achievement requires significant analysis together with customized planning and implementation.

• On-site courses and coaching

Our approach to solving the problem consists of: • Assessing your unique school and district needs and resources

• Content and pedagogy training

Assess Needs

• Classroom observation and review of practices used in instruction • Debriefing with school leadership following school-based coaching and other schoolbased services

• Developing a collaborative, customized improvement plan

• Providing data-driven analysis for accountability reporting and sustainable results

Research confirms that in order to effect substantial change, school districts need a professional development program that addresses the needs of classroom teachers as well as those of teacher leaders, math coaches, principals, and district administrators. Math Solutions professional development services and products include:

The Four-Step Process

• Growing teacher, school, and district capacity

Step 3: Build Capacity

Report Results

Our four-step process has proven extremely successful in increasing teacher effectiveness and student achievement in schools and districts nationwide.

Improve Student Achievement

Develop Plan

• Assisting with the curriculum selection process as well as maximizing the benefits of your adopted curriculum • Developing and facilitating PLCs • Webinars and other online instructional tools • Lesson-planning support

Build Capacity

• Technology integration and implementation • Building internal capacity for continued staff development with your own personnel • Books and resources including videos, manipulatives, and newsletters

Step 4: Report Results Step 1: Assess Needs Our process begins with a collaborative assessment to identify specific needs and goals related to mathematics achievement. Understanding unique challenges and resources is critical to the development and implementation of a successful mathematics program. Math Solutions will assign you a dedicated Education Consultant, and that person will provide a needs assessment, which may include an analysis of data, classroom walkthroughs, and in-depth fact-finding discussions with key educators.

Step 2: Develop a Mathematics Improvement Plan Based on the needs assessment, the Education Consultant will collaborate with you to create a customized Mathematics Improvement Plan.

• Provide solutions to address key gap areas in your mathematics program • Address school or district math goals with instructional practices that will support your goals • Identify cost-effective strategies, services, and products that will simultaneously address your goals and assist in the development of internal capacity

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Math Solutions provides the tools and data you need to evaluate and report on the progress made in your Mathematics Improvement Plan. Standard reporting includes: • Analysis of how the Math Solutions professional development experiences met the goals outlined in the Mathematics Improvement Plan • Overview of participation data • Summary of participant learning • Recommendations for continued improvement Additional assessment and reporting may also include an impact study of teacher content knowledge and observation of classroom instruction to evaluate implementation.

The plan will:

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Fostering continuous improvement requires a clear understanding of the effectiveness and impact of the professional development plan being implemented.

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Math Solutions provides teachers and leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement effective, sustainable improvement of student achievement in mathematics.

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Coaching

Services

Services

Coaching

Research shows that providing a variety of customized services that address all levels within an education system is the most effective way to initiate and sustain meaningful change in instruction and student achievement.

Math coaches and teacher leaders can significantly influence a school’s mathematics program. It is important to provide training and support so these key educators can succeed. Development of leadership skills, effective practices, observation techniques, communication strategies, and other critical elements for educators in support roles is recommended.

The services described below are examples of what’s possible. Our consultants will work with you to customize services and formats.

Services

Our school-based coaching services are structured to meet the needs of your school. We typically begin with a walk-through with the school principal to observe and discuss critical elements of the school’s mathematics program and to identify classroom needs. We then collaborate to create a coaching plan. This plan may include:

Support for Administrators

Guide and support leaders in the collaboration, creation, and implementation of a clearly defined action plan for math improvement.

Curriculum Review and Adoption

Support your curriculum review process and help ensure that the materials you adopt align with your standards and match the vision you have for math instruction.

Implementing Adopted Programs

Customize courses and coaching services to support the implementation of newly adopted programs.

Developing and Supporting In-House Professional Development

Create and facilitate a professional development program with internal personnel.

Grant Collaboration

Collaborate to develop successful grant applications.

Webinars

Provide multiple learning opportunities for all educators, on an individual or group basis.

Technology Integration and Implementation

Help your teachers use technology as a tool to enhance student learning.

Professional Learning Communities

Assist in the organization of educators into learning communities that can take deliberate and thoughtful action to improve student achievement.

Lesson Planning

Help instructors prepare and teach lessons that reveal students’ knowledge and actively engage them in the learning process.

• support for implementing effective teaching practices; • demonstration lessons, including pre- and post-conversations, to illustrate instructional practices; • collegial planning and observation of lessons to refine instruction; • collaborative instructional planning for grade levels; • development and deepening of teachers’ content knowledge; and/or • analysis of student work samples to assess learning and determine instructional next steps. Some of the most requested coaching services include helping principals and math coaches work together, helping new math coaches effect change, and providing school-based support for school leaders. All coaching services can be customized to meet your specific needs and can be implemented on-site or through distance learning formats. Contact us to preview a customized coaching plan.

Math Solutions is in the process of developing a Math and Science professional development program. Call 800.868.9092 or visit mathsolutions.com for more information.

Books & Resources Math Solutions books and resources are an integral part of our services. They address the identified goals, draw on sound classroom practices and research, and provide the ondemand support that teachers need to address the challenges of daily instruction. See the Books & Resources section on pages 21–39 to learn more.

ARRA funds can be used for coaching services. For details, see page 40 or visit mathsolutions.com/funding.

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ABOUT OUR COURSES

Professional Development Courses About Our Courses Based on what research shows to be the three essential goals for improving the teaching of mathematics, our courses help teachers: • increase their understanding of the math they teach; • deepen their insights into how students best learn math; and • develop effective strategies for teaching mathematics. We make our courses accessible, convenient, and cost-effective. Math Solutions will work at your school, district, or a nearby location. We can focus on content knowledge for any curriculum or program and help you prepare teachers and students for success in mathematics.

Course Instructors Our courses are conducted by a team of over 100 top mathematics educators who have earned more than 60 national and local recognition awards, including three recipients of the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Pricing

Math Solutions research-based courses improve teachers’ instruction, advance students’ learning, and increase achievement in math. Our relevant, interactive learning experiences focus on the most critical issues facing today’s educators. We collaborate with you to identify and develop the appropriate courses for your school or district.

Course costs and other fees vary depending on the scale and scope of the individual project. We will talk with you about your goals and objectives, discuss our service and product options, and collaborate with you to create a cost-effective plan that meets your needs. Please contact us for specific pricing based on your needs and preferences. Call 800.868.9092 or inquire online at mathsolutions.com.

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Area of Focus Foundations for Teaching Math

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Arithmetic to Algebra

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Math, Language & Literacy

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Assessment & Testing

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Differentiation | ELL | Special Ed

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Intervention

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About our Courses cont.

Courses: FOUNDATIONS FOR TEACHING MATH

Course Format Options

Foundations for Teaching Math

Math Solutions offers courses in a variety of formats to meet your scheduling needs and to provide optimum professional development experiences in your school or district.

Subject matter expertise and knowledge of how children learn mathematics form the backbone of a successful mathematics program. Math Solutions helps teachers increase mathematical content knowledge and improve student proficiency.

One-Day Introductory or Follow-Up Courses This format serves a variety of purposes that meet specific needs. For example, these courses can be designed to: • focus on critical topics; • target and effectively use limited time for professional development; or • provide follow-up support for implementation of new learning.

Consecutive-Day Courses Courses of two or more consecutive days provide the benefit of continuity and extended learning experiences. These courses: • deepen teachers’ content knowledge and refine their pedagogy; • allow educators to focus on learning because the demands of their day-to-day responsibilities are removed; and • provide time for reflection and connection to instructional or leadership practice.

About Teaching Mathematics I

Immersion Course

About Teaching Mathematics I helps districts meet two key goals: changing the way teachers think about math and changing how they teach math to their students. Using your district’s math standards and a structure that supports participants as learners and as teachers, this course offers the rationale and guidance for teaching mathematics through problem solving. While deepening their own content knowledge, teachers learn how to develop students’ abilities to think and reason; build students’ number sense, computation, and problem-solving skills; and organize instruction for whole-class, small-group, and individual learning. Course instructors with extensive classroom experience address specific grade-level needs. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: About Teaching Mathematics: A K–8 Resource, Third Edition plus a collection of various course readings. See page 24.

About Teaching Mathematics II

Courses of two or more days scheduled over time allow participants to implement new learning and reflect with colleagues about progress. These courses:

Building on experiences from the introductory course, About Teaching Mathematics II helps teachers examine their classroom implementation, refine their teaching practice, and learn more mathematics. Activities throughout the week address all strands of the mathematics curriculum, with an emphasis on measurement and geometry. Special attention is given to connecting classroom assessment to instruction. Grades K–8.

• encourage immediate implementation of new strategies and provide opportunities to revisit and improve technique during subsequent days in the series;

Resource Materials: About Teaching Mathematics: A K–8 Resource, Third Edition plus a collection of various course readings. See page 24.

A Series of Courses Presented Over Time

• when scheduled in a school, provide opportunities for lesson observations and collegial conversations to define and refine effective instructional practices; and • establish and support ongoing learning for a community of teachers and leaders.

About Teaching Mathematics I and II, designed for grades K–8, focus on core topics appropriate for all grade levels. Middle school content such as algebra and proportional reasoning are also a focus.

Five-Day Immersion Courses Typically offered in the summer, this course format allows districts to reach a large number of teachers, helping build district-wide support and capacity for improving mathematics instruction. These courses: • convey the message that professional learning about mathematics instruction is a district priority; • provide participants with a vertical perspective on math content through mixed-grade-level experiences; • support educators with grade-level sessions featuring essential content and instructional strategies appropriate for their students; and • stimulate learning with multiple instructors who offer a range of experiences, perspectives, and teaching styles.

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Courses: FOUNDATIONS FOR TEACHING MATH cont.

We have seen a tremendous paradigm shift in our staff members. Our staff now looks at math instruction differently and is implementing Math Solutions lessons and menu activities at all grade levels.

—Pat Tilson, Assistant Principal Tadmore Elementary School, Georgia

Courses: FOUNDATIONS FOR TEACHING MATH cont.

Teaching Math in the Primary, Intermediate, or Middle School Grades Teaching with problem solving as the focus for math instruction remains new for many teachers. That approach comes alive in this course as teachers investigate classroom lessons that give concrete examples of what it means to engage students in understanding, reasoning, and problem solving. With each experience, teachers examine the strategies used to promote understanding and reasoning—small-group learning, manipulative use, teacher questioning, and classroom discussions. Grades 1–3, 3–6, or 6–8. Resource Materials: A Collection of Math Lessons series. See page 34.

Teaching Math Through Problem Solving Problem solving is an integral part of math learning and teaching. This course provides teachers firsthand experience with learning mathematics through problem solving. Participants are introduced to approaches and strategies they can use to help students build new mathematical knowledge. They learn about providing students with many and varied problems and about promoting students’ use of a variety of problem-solving strategies. Throughout the course, teachers experience and learn how to provide a classroom environment that encourages students to explore, take risks, and share their thinking. Grades K–8.

Minilessons for Math Practice Providing meaningful math practice is essential for strengthening students’ math skills. This course offers an approach to practice involving short lessons that are easy to implement, with structures and routines that can be used again and again to provide the reinforcement students need. Teacher facilitated and highly interactive, the lessons help students practice math concepts, skills, and processes by applying them in a variety of problem-solving contexts. Grades K–5.

Resource Materials: The Way to Math Solutions.

Resource Materials: Minilessons for Math Practice series. See page 34.

So You’re New to Teaching Math?

Teaching Mathematics with Manipulatives

Support first-time teachers and teachers new to teaching math with the practical help and direction they need to teach mathematics well. The journey to becoming an effective teacher of math is filled with questions—What’s the best way to get a handle on all the math I need to teach during the year? What’s important for me to think about when planning lessons? How do I establish a classroom atmosphere that encourages students to learn math?

This course shows teachers how to incorporate manipulative materials—color tiles, geoboards, pattern blocks, Cuisenaire® Rods, and Snap Cubes®—into their mathematics instruction. Many teachers are supplied with manipulative materials but have not had the opportunity to explore their potential for teaching mathematics. Focusing on specific manipulative materials requested by the host district, this course introduces participants to the benefits of manipulatives and demonstrates how to use them to support students’ math learning. Grades K–8.

Instructors with years of experience in working with students and providing in-classroom support for teachers help participants develop their expertise and a personal teaching style that also fits the specific requirements and programs in your district. Grades K–8.

Resource Materials: Supplementary resources are chosen based on course content and district needs.

Resource Materials: So You Have to Teach Math? series. See page 37.

Developing Number Sense Understanding the Math You Teach Students’ understanding of and facility with the concepts and skills in number and operations are key to their future mathematical success. And success depends on instruction guided by a teacher who is both confident and competent with math content. This course, designed to address district-determined grade levels, helps teachers deepen their content knowledge in the number and operations strand. Teachers’ experiences and back-at-school assignments help them focus and refine their instruction to build students’ understanding, number sense, accurate and efficient computation, and problem-solving skills. Grades K–8.

Number sense is a broad idea that covers a range of numerical thinking. This course helps teachers gain an understanding of what number sense is, why it’s important, and what strategies they can use to help promote their students’ number sense. Through firsthand experiences, teachers explore their own number sense and are introduced to instructional approaches that promote thinking and communicating about number. Samples of student work help connect course investigations to teachers’ classroom needs. Grades K–6. Resource Materials: Teaching Number Sense series and Developing Number Sense, Grades 3–6. See page 29.

Resource Materials: Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach, Grades K–8, Second Edition. See page 36.

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Courses: Arithmetic to Algebra

Courses: Arithmetic to Algebra

Arithmetic to Algebra Students with a strong start to their mathematics education—one that encourages conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and computational automaticity—will be better prepared for academic success. Math Solutions helps teachers deepen content understanding, which will allow them to build a strong mathematical foundation for their students.

Teaching Arithmetic Number and operations, or arithmetic, is at the heart of elementary school mathematics. Based on a collection of Math Solutions resources, Teaching Arithmetic provides the support teachers need to help their students develop three important aspects of arithmetic: computation, number sense, and problem solving. Districts can choose from the following topics:

Our students did well on the math exam and showed a marked improvement that, in my estimation, reflected the professional development the faculty received from you. THANK YOU! —June Barnett, Principal New York City DOE New York, New York

Building a Foundation for Algebra

Immersion Course

This immersion course helps teachers strengthen their understanding of critical algebraic concepts. Building on the instruction they already provide in arithmetic, teachers learn through hands-on investigations how to teach algebraic skills related to patterns, equivalence, variables, multiple representations, equations, graphing, and functions. Teachers learn algebraic content essential to elementary and middle school mathematics instruction. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Lessons for Algebraic Thinking series. See page 25.

• Beginning Number Concepts

• Introducing Division

• Introducing Place Value

• Extending Division

• Extending Place Value

• Introducing Fractions

• Addition and Subtraction

• Extending Fractions

• Introducing Multiplication

• Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Introductory experiences are helpful for teachers who are new to incorporating algebraic thinking into their mathematics instruction. This course engages teachers in a variety of classroom lessons and investigations that bring meaning to key ideas of algebraic thinking such as patterns and functions, variables, and graphing of functions. Grades K–8.

• Extending Multiplication

• Decimals and Percents

Resource Materials: Lessons for Algebraic Thinking series. See page 25.

Grades 1–6. Resource Materials: Teaching Arithmetic series. See page 26.

Teaching Measurement Measurement is important in the mathematics curriculum because of its practicality and pervasiveness in so many aspects of everyday life. As students measure in different contexts, they develop understanding of important ideas about measurement as well as mathematical concepts from other strands of the curriculum, especially number and geometry. This course engages participants in deepening their own understanding of what it means to measure. Activities provide teachers the basis for planning and facilitating instruction that supports students in learning to make appropriate decisions about measurement situations, units, and tools. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Sizing Up Measurement series. See page 29.

Teaching Money Concepts in the Primary Grades The topic of money is basic to the mathematics curriculum for primary students—and it is a topic in which children’s experiences vary widely. Many teachers look for ways to help children learn about our monetary system. During this course, teachers explore a variety of games and activities that engage students in identifying coins and their values, counting money, and applying their learning to problem-solving situations. While money is the focus, teachers will also find support for helping children develop number sense and the ability to count and compute. Grades 1–2. Resource Materials: Math By All Means: Money, Grades 1–2. See page 27.

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Teaching Algebraic Thinking

Teaching a Geometry Unit This course presents a standards-based geometry unit and helps teachers understand why geometry is an important topic in the elementary mathematics curriculum. The course engages teachers in hands-on investigations of two-dimensional shapes and their properties and introduces activities that build spatial understanding. Participants learn how to introduce geometry terminology in the contexts of problem-solving lessons and how to help students explore relationships between and among shapes. Samples of student work connect experiences to classroom instruction. Grades 1–4. Resource Materials: Math By All Means: Geometry, Grades 1–2 and Math By All Means: Geometry, Grades 3–4. See page 28.

Teaching a Probability Unit Probability is one area of the curriculum that teachers often feel unprepared to teach. This course demystifies probability and gives teachers practical activities for helping their students learn important probability concepts, including determining the likelihood of events, establishing sample size, and making predictions from samples. The standards-based unit presents lessons involving games, experiments, and investigations that engage students in predicting outcomes and testing their predictions. Samples of student work connect the experiences to classroom instruction. Grades 1–4. Resource Materials: Math By All Means: Probability, Grades 1–2 and Math By All Means: Probability, Grades 3–4. See page 28.

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Courses: Math, Language & Literacy

Math, Language & Literacy Math Solutions helps teachers incorporate literature and communication to promote thinking and reasoning and increase their students’ problem-solving ability. In addition, real-life scenarios and classroom discussion advance students’ understanding and ability to use and apply mathematical concepts in a multitude of contexts.

Teaching Math Through Problem Solving, Good Questions, and Communication Problem solving and communication are essential processes in teaching and learning mathematics. Through a variety of activities and investigations, teachers build expertise in helping students acquire and use math content knowledge through problem solving. At the same time, course experiences model the environment and strategies required to support speaking, recording, writing, and listening in mathematics. This course also helps teachers select and use thought-provoking questions and tasks in their mathematics instruction. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Good Questions for Math Teaching series. See page 32.

Asking Good Questions Questions and tasks provide launching points for student learning in math. Linked to the standards teachers must address, this course focuses on open questions and tasks and the potential they have to stimulate thinking and reasoning, challenge students’ understanding, and set the stage for classroom discussions. Investigations help teachers consider how their role in the classroom shifts as the tasks they pose require students to think, reason, and communicate. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Good Questions for Math Teaching series. See page 32.

Courses: Math, Language & Literacy

An Introduction to Using Children’s Literature to Teach Math Introductory courses build teachers’ interest and confidence in utilizing new instructional strategies. This course helps teachers see the potential of using children’s literature in the math class and provides them with lessons and guidance for using those lessons successfully with their students. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Math and Literature series or Math and Nonfiction series. See page 31.

Using Children’s Literature to Teach Math

Immersion Course

Using children’s literature as a context for learning is a mainstay of literacy programs across the country. This unique course taps into teachers’ expertise in using literature and helps them bring that proficiency and enthusiasm to their mathematics instruction. With access to a rich and wide array of children’s books, participants learn how to use literature as a springboard to support students’ understanding and motivate their mathematical reasoning and problem solving. They learn to facilitate students’ engagement in problem-solving experiences and select high-quality literature that links to important topics in their math curriculum. Though all content and process standards are addressed in this course, special attention is given to geometry and measurement. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Math and Literature series or Math and Nonfiction series. See page 31.

This has been an eye-opening [math and literature] course for me. I have benefited in so many ways. I can’t wait to incorporate what I have learned here. Thank you for all of your knowledge and ideas! —Breanna Hamilton, Grade 7 Teacher Bethalto School District, Hamel, Illinois

Talking to Learn: Communication in the Math Class

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Talk is essential to learning because it provides a way for students to share mathematical ideas, listen to the ideas of others, and clarify their understanding. This course helps teachers understand the role of communication in students’ math learning. As they engage in mathematical investigations and study classroom vignettes, teachers become familiar with tools and strategies to introduce and facilitate productive talk in math class. Grades K–6. Resource Materials: Show and Tell: Representing and Communicating Mathematical Ideas in K–2 Classrooms and Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grades K–6. See page 32.

Integrating Writing into Math Instruction According to current mathematics standards, writing and representing play important roles in prompting students to reflect on, clarify, and communicate about math ideas and situations. Experiences in this course help teachers make written communication and the use of mathematical representations integral aspects of their instruction. Participants are introduced to a variety of writing tasks that promote students’ thinking and reasoning. They learn to analyze and assess learning using students’ written work. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Show and Tell: Representing and Communicating Mathematical Ideas in K–2 Classrooms and Writing in Math Class: A Resource for Grades 2–8. See page 32.

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Courses: Differentiation | ELL | Special ED

Courses: Assessment & Testing

Assessment & Testing

Differentiation | ELL | Special Ed

Formative assessment is a powerful tool that can help teachers determine a student’s comprehension of mathematical concepts. Math Solutions helps teachers identify gaps in knowledge and adjust lessons accordingly to ensure understanding, which leads to student test success.

Within a mathematics class, students exhibit a wide variety of learning styles and instructional needs. Math Solutions helps teachers develop strategies for adapting lessons to facilitate understanding for the diversity of learners in their classroom.

Differentiation—Meeting the Needs of All Learners

Using Formative Assessment to Guide Math Instruction Making sense is the key to learning mathematics. Without an instructional focus on understanding, students are at risk of viewing math as a collection of procedures to be followed. This course helps teachers use assessment strategies throughout the instructional cycle to reveal students’ understanding and misconceptions. Participants develop their expertise in obtaining and using information from teacher-student discussions, student responses on written tasks, classroom discussions, and small-group interactions. During this course, teachers explore three fundamental questions: (1) What does it mean to assess understanding? (2) What are ways to incorporate assessment as an ongoing aspect of instruction? and (3) How can we use assessment information to support learning and improve instruction? Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Supplementary resources are chosen based on course content and district needs.

Teaching for Student Learning and Test Success As testing time approaches, educators in schools across the country ask themselves, “What can we do to prepare students for the test?” This course answers a different question: How can instruction throughout the year support students’ understanding, reasoning, and problem solving and ensure students are prepared for the tests they must take? Course experiences help teachers plan and provide instruction that takes into account how children learn, addresses the math standards students must learn, and is informed by the tests students will take. Grades 2–5. Resource Materials: This Is Only a Test: Teaching for Mathematical Understanding in an Age of Standardized Testing. See page 36.

Math Solutions is among the best professional training I have received in all my years in education. Its impact is evident in students’ more positive attitudes toward mathematics and in rising test scores.

—Allison Baker, Principal Darlington County School District Hartsville, South Carolina

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All teachers of mathematics face the challenge of meeting the instructional needs of a wide range of students. This course helps teachers understand what it means to support all students by differentiating three aspects of the math curriculum—content, process, and product. Teachers examine a variety of approaches that help them make instructional adjustments to content, provide activities that address how different students learn, and offer a variety of ways for students to demonstrate what they’ve learned. Grades K–8. Resource Materials: Math for All series. See page 33.

Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class helps teachers address two significant goals for their ELL students—developing proficiency in English and developing mathematical understanding. To that end, activities help teachers amplify rather than simplify the role of language in math class. They learn to explicitly structure experiences so that all students, but especially ELLs, can engage in conversations about math in English so that they may better understand the content. In addition, teachers are introduced to a variety of strategies to give learners access to mathematical ideas and concepts, such as effectively using manipulatives, posing problems in familiar contexts, and activating prior knowledge. Grades K–5. Resource Materials: Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class: A Multimedia Professional Learning Resource and Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series. See pages 22 and 33, respectively.

Supporting Students with Special Needs Teachers are responsible for providing appropriate learning experiences for all students, including those identified with special needs. This course helps teachers assess students’ mathematical understanding and misconceptions and make modifications to instruction that will meet individual needs, promote understanding, and involve students as active learners. This course also helps teachers understand the need to address prerequisite skills students need to master prior to the introduction of new concepts. As teachers develop an understanding of how content and skills develop, they are better prepared to make sound instructional decisions. Grades K–5. Resource Materials: Math for All series. See page 33.

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Courses: Intervention

Books & Resources Intervention— When Differentiation Is Not Enough Some students need more support, more time, and specialized instruction to learn. Math Solutions helps teachers provide intervention instruction that meets the needs of these struggling students and helps them succeed.

Maximizing the Benefits of Intervention There are some students for whom regular classroom mathematics instruction is not sufficient to meet their needs. These students typically fall one or more years below grade level and lack the basic foundation of math understanding in number and operations on which to build new learning. This course helps teachers consider and make informed choices about the instruction they provide students who need more time and support to learn math. Participants learn alternative teaching approaches that engage and motivate struggling students, are paced for their success, and bolster their confidence and competence. Grades K–8.

Math Solutions books and resources draw on sound classroom practices and research, and provide the on-demand support that educators in grades K–12 need to meet the challenges of daily instruction. From theory to lessons, our books and resources address the most critical issues facing mathematics educators today. Visit the Books & Resources section of our website at mathsolutions.com to: • View complete tables of contents • Read chapter excerpts • Download free classroom lessons

Content: School or district determines content focus of addition and subtraction; multiplication; division; and/or fractions.

• Experience online product demos

Resource Materials: Supplementary resources are chosen based on course content and district needs.

• Listen to author interviews

• Read reviews of books and resources

Help Your Students Catch Up and Keep Up

Do The Math®—An Intervention Program from Scholastic Do The Math is an arithmetic intervention program that was developed through a unique partnership between Scholastic and Math Solutions. Marilyn Burns and a team of Math Solutions master teachers created the program lessons, which were tested, revised, and refined over several years. Designed for grades 2–6, the program focuses on topics from the number and operations strand, including addition and subtraction; multiplication; division; and fractions. For more information about the Do The Math intervention program from Scholastic, visit teacher.scholastic.com/products/dothemath.

Professional Development for Do The Math Because Math Solutions understands the significant impact professional development has on effective implementation of intervention programs, we have created in-service options to support those using Do The Math. These courses help teachers understand how intervention instruction that meets the needs of struggling math students differs from typical classroom math instruction. All format options introduce components of Do The Math and prepare teachers to utilize the instructional strategies built into the program. Designed to meet districts’ unique needs, courses can provide support for getting started, for ongoing implementation, or for in-depth experience with program content and instructional strategies. Grades 2–6. Content: School or district determines content focus of addition and subtraction; multiplication; division; and/or fractions.

Books & Resources New Books & Resources

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Foundations for Teaching Math

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Algebra | DVDs

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Number & Operations | Fractions

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Geometry & Probability

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Measurement & Number Sense

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Connecting Math & Literacy: Children’s Books

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Connecting Math & Literacy: Teacher Resources

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Communication in Math Class

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Differentiated Instruction | ELL

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Curriculum Planning & Lessons

34–35

Schoolwide Improvement

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Books & Resources Index

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Resource Materials: District must provide appropriate Do The Math modules and materials for teacher use during the course.

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New Books & Resources

New Books & Resources

New Books & Resources!

Math for All: Differentiating Instruction, Grades 6–8 Linda Dacey and Karen Gartland

Embrace the diverse spectrum of abilities, interests, and learning styles among students with this third book in the Math for All: Differentiating Instruction series. This resource is a must-read for teachers, administrators, math coaches, special education staff, and any other educator who wishes to ensure that all students are successful learners of mathematics. Focusing on the specific needs for teaching and learning mathematics in grades 6–8, the book includes dozens of ready-to-use, research-based tasks aligned with NCTM standards, plus strategies for structuring choice within classrooms. This book is part of the Math for All: Differentiating Instruction series.

Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class: A Multimedia Professional Learning Resource Rusty Bresser, Carolyn Felux, Kathy Melanese, and Christine Sphar

Use this resource in regular or “mainstream” classrooms to meet the challenge of simultaneously improving students’ mastery of mathematics and advancing their academic language development. This multimedia resource helps schools implement effective instructional practices that create sustainable results for English language learners.

ISBN: 978-1-935099-00-0

Watch classrooms in action with real-life footage of students and teachers using effective strategies from the included twobook series.

2-Book Series

Read lessons and research-based best practices for teaching mathematics to English language learners.

Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class

K-5

This new edition of one of our best-selling resources offers an unparalleled look at the significant role that classroom discussions can play in teaching mathematics and deepening students’ mathematical understanding and learning. Based on a four-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this book is divided into four sections: Mathematics Learning with “Classroom Talk”, “The Mathematics: What Do We Talk About?”, “Implementing Talk in the Classroom”, and “Case Studies.” This second edition includes more examples of classroom talk focusing on pre-algebra and early grade levels, as well as lessonplanning guidelines, questions for teacher book study groups, connections to NCTM standards, and an index for every mathematical example used, classified by grade level and mathematical emphasis.

Discuss effective strategies and model lessons using the Facilitator’s Guide. Provide ongoing, site-based coaching with questions to guide viewing and reading, follow-up activities, and reproducibles.

ISBN: 978-1-935099-01-7

• Research & best practices • Questions to guide viewing • Readings & reflections

ISBN: 978-1-935099-07-9

Grades K–5

$299

• Follow-up activities • Reproducibles • Transcripts of DVD narration

Faster Isn’t Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century

ISBN: 978-1-935099-04-8

Cathy L. Seeley

272 pages

$25.95

Grades K–5

168 pages

$23.95

Active Algebra: Strategies and Lessons for Successfully Teaching Linear Relationships, Grades 7–10 Dan Brutlag

Photo by Damon Leo

Grades K–12

$38.95

Are your students engaged and motivated to read and write but hesitant during math instruction? Do you want your students to be as excited about math as they are about literacy? This unique resource explores how best practices for teaching reading and writing can help you become a better math teacher. Drawing on the work of such educators as Richard Allington, Carl Anderson, Marilyn Burns, Cathy Fosnot, Stephanie Harvey, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Ellin Keene, and Diane Snowball, the author describes strategies that work in teaching literacy and how to successfully implement them in the math class.

Take an online guided tour of this resource. Visit mathsolutions.com/ELL.

ISBN: 978-1-935099-03-1

312 pages

Maggie Siena

Special Offer! See page 43

Based on Cathy L. Seeley’s award-winning NCTM President’s Messages, and including dozens of new messages, this must-have K–12 resource offers straight talk and common sense about some of today’s most important, thought-provoking issues in education. With topics ranging from the impact of rising expectations and the trap of timed tests to the role of technology and the phenomenon of jumping on bandwagons, this book provides a base for lively discussion among elementary, middle, and high school teachers; leaders; policy makers; and families.

Grades K–6

2d EDITION

From Reading to Math: How Best Practices in Literacy Can Make You a Better Math Teacher, Grades K–5

A Multimedia Professional Learning Resource

FACILITATOR’S GUIDE

$34.95

Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O’Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson

DVD

Facilitator’s Guide

312 pages

New Edition! Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grades K–6, Second Edition

Components:

GRADES

Grades 6–8

Based on recent research on the adolescent brain, this powerful resource presents a living, working example of how teachers can use active learning techniques to help students make sense of linear relationships. This book provides comprehensive coverage of active learning strategies, mental math, student presentations, classroom management and discipline, the use of graphing calculators, and the latest brain research on active learning techniques. Includes a CD with a reproducible 10-lesson sequence. ISBN: 978-1-935099-05-5

Grades 7–10

192 pages

$35.95

Also essential for college-level teacher education.

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Algebra | DVDs

Foundations for Teaching Math

About Teaching Mathematics: A K–8 Resource, Third Edition Marilyn Burns

This essential resource includes more than 240 classroom-tested activities and presents the content and pedagogy teachers need to understand the math they are responsible for teaching, View pages from this book: use effective teaching strategies, and improve mathsolutions.com. students’ understanding and achievement. The book is organized in five comprehensive parts: Part 1, “Raising the Issues”; Part 2, “Instruction Activities for the Content Standards”; Part 3, “Teaching Arithmetic”; Part 4, “Mathematical Discussions”; and Part 5, “Questions Teachers Ask.” From hands-on, low-preparation lesson ideas to in-depth explorations of the content areas, About Teaching Mathematics is the all-in-one resource you’ll consult time and time again. ISBN: 978-0-941355-76-6

Grades K–8

Active Algebra: Strategies and Lessons for Successfully Teaching Linear Relationships, Grades 7–10 Dan Brutlag

Marilyn Burns’ signature resource continues to be at the forefront of current trends and practices for improving the teaching and learning of mathematics. Supporting a studentcentered, problem-solving approach proven by research to best develop students’ thinking and reasoning of mathematics, Marilyn presents invaluable insights in a standards-driven, practical, and accessible manner.

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NEW TITLE

464 pages

$54.95

For a complete description of this book, see New Books & Resources, pages 22 and 23. ISBN: 978-1-935099-05-5

Grades 7–10

192 pages

$35.95

Lessons for Algebraic Thinking® Series Algebra, once a topic relegated to high school, is now one of the top priorities for elementary and middle school. Lessons in this series build on instruction teachers already provide in arithmetic. Each classroom-tested lesson in this series features an overview, vocabulary used, time needed, materials required, and a vignette of how the lesson actually unfolded in a classroom. Books also include authentic samples of student work, an abundance of reproducibles, and key ideas to help teachers understand the math being taught.

Lessons for Algebraic Thinking, Grades K–2 Leyani von Rotz and Marilyn Burns ISBN: 978-0-941355-47-6

Grades K–2

280 pages

$34.95

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Lessons for Algebraic Thinking, Grades 3–5 Also essential for college-level teacher education.

Maryann Wickett, Katharine Kharas, and Marilyn Burns ISBN: 978-0-941355-48-3

Grades 3–5

336 pages

$34.95

Lessons for Algebraic Thinking, Grades 6–8 Ann Lawrence and Charlie Hennessy ISBN: 978-0-941355-49-0

Grades 6–8

280 pages

$34.95

Lessons for Algebraic Thinking: Complete Set of 3 Books ISBN: 978-0-941355-89-6

Item no. 514006

$88.95

Mathematics with Manipulatives, 6-DVD Set Featuring Marilyn Burns, this six-DVD set demonstrates the value of using manipulatives to support student learning. DVDs 1–5 each focus on a specific manipulative material: base ten blocks, pattern blocks, Cuisenaire® Rods, color tiles, and geoboards. The sixth DVD features Unifix® cubes, Multilink® cubes, color tiles, attribute blocks, tangrams, and two-color counters. For a complete list of DVDs, visit mathsolutions.com. These DVDs are available for direct customers only (not available to dealers or resellers).

Item no. 611000

Grades K–6

$450

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Number & Operations | Fractions

Number & Operations | Fractions

Teaching Arithmetic® Series Support mathematical understanding in your instructional program through this rich collection of easy-to-use teaching resources. Each book focuses on a specific arithmetic topic and offers a series of classroom-tested lessons addressing the three important aspects of arithmetic instruction— computation, number sense, and problem solving. The lessons include step-by-step directions, amount of time needed, materials required, classroom vignettes, samples of student work, reproducibles, and a discussion of the math underlying the lesson.

Lessons for First Grade

Stephanie Sheffield

ISBN: 978-0-941355-34-6

Grade 1

176 pages

$33.95

Lessons for Introducing Place Value, Grade 2 Maryann Wickett and Marilyn Burns ISBN: 978-0-941355-45-2

Grade 2

200 pages

$33.95

Lessons for Extending Place Value, Grade 3 Maryann Wickett and Marilyn Burns ISBN: 978-0-941355-57-5

Grade 3

$33.95

200 pages

Lessons for Introducing Multiplication, Grade 3 ISBN: 978-0-941355-41-4

Grade 3

$33.95

Marilyn Burns

208 pages

$33.95

Maryann Wickett and Marilyn Burns Grades 4–5

$33.95

Maryann Wickett, Susan Ohanian, and Marilyn Burns Grades 3–4

216 pages

$33.95

Lessons for Extending Division, Grades 4–5 Maryann Wickett and Marilyn Burns ISBN: 978-0-941355-46-9

Grades 4–5

296 pages

Lessons for Introducing Fractions, Grades 4–5 ISBN: 978-0-941355-33-9

Grades 4–5

$33.95

Marilyn Burns

192 pages

Lessons for Extending Fractions, Grade 5

Marilyn Burns

ISBN: 978-0-941355-43-8

232 pages

Grade 5

Grades 3–6

152 pages

$18.95

Math By All Means®: Money, Grades 1–2 Jane Crawford Give students in-depth experience with identifying coins and their values; counting money; and applying their learning to problem-solving situations through the more than 30 lessons in this resource. Extensive references to children’s literature along with engaging games and activities help strengthen children’s number sense and computation skills. Grades 1–2

192 pages

$28.95

Learning Math with Calculators: Activities for Grades 3–8 This book helps guide teachers in the appropriate use of calculators. The first part addresses a broad range of questions and concerns raised by teachers. The second part consists of a collection of classroom-tested calculator activities that have been designed to develop children’s number sense and problemsolving ability. Grades 3–8

104 pages

$18.95

The Marilyn Burns Fraction Kit®, Grades 4–6 224 pages

Lessons for Introducing Division, Grades 3–4 ISBN: 978-0-941355-42-1

ISBN: 978-0-941355-24-7

ISBN: 978-0-941355-35-3

Lessons for Extending Multiplication, Grades 4–5 ISBN: 978-0-941355-31-5

Focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in grades 3 through 6, this collection of lessons presents teaching strategies for engaging students in purposeful application of skills.

Len Sparrow and Paul Swan

Bonnie Tank and Lynne Zolli Grades 2–3

Penny Skinner

ISBN: 978-0-941355-17-9 256 pages

Lessons for Addition and Subtraction, Grades 2–3 ISBN: 978-0-941355-32-2

It All Adds Up! Engaging 8-to-12-Year-Olds in Math Investigations

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Discover the single most effective manipulative material that Marilyn Burns uses for teaching fractions. The kit plays a prominent role in the three fraction books from the Teaching Arithmetic® series. The kit contains The Fraction Kit Guide®, Grades 4–6; 30 sets of 8 colored 2-by-15-inch strips with student storage bags; 15 beginner and 15 advanced fraction dice; and a teacher set of magnetic strips. Complete Fraction Kit

Grades 4–6

Item no. 514440

$47.95

Item no. 514444

$23.95

Replacements: 30 sets of 8 colored strips

$33.95

$33.95

Lessons for Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Grades 5–6

15 beginner fraction dice (red)

Item no. 514442

$13.95

15 advanced fraction dice (blue)

Item no. 514446

$13.95

Teacher set of magnetic strips

Item no. 514445

$16.95

Marilyn Burns ISBN: 978-0-941355-64-3

Grades 5–6

200 pages

$33.95

Lessons for Decimals and Percents, Grades 5–6 Carrie De Francisco and Marilyn Burns ISBN: 978-0-941355-44-5

Grades 5–6

232 pages

$33.95

Teaching Arithmetic: Complete Series of 12 books ISBN: 978-0-941355-91-9

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My students came away with an excellent understanding of how to multiply and divide fractions, and it made sense to them. They now have a firmer grip on what fractions represent and how they relate to each other and other numbers. I highly recommend Lessons for Multiplying and Dividing Fractions to anyone teaching math in fifth or sixth grade.

—Brian Swan, Grade 5 Teacher Beach Elementary School, Oregon

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Measurement & Number Sense

Geometry & Probability

Math By All Means® Series

Sizing Up Measurement Series

Each of these resources provides teachers with cohesive, classroom-tested lessons specially structured so that they can be successfully performed by children with limited experience and ability and still challenge more capable and experienced learners. Each book is organized into four main areas: “Whole-Class Lessons”, “Menu Activities”, “Assessments”, and “Homework.” Each includes reproducibles.

In this series, expert teachers share a wealth of classroom-tested lessons that focus on essential measurement concepts in a problem-solving context as well as connect to other strands of the math curriculum and other disciplines, such as literature, social studies, and science. Each lesson is organized in an accessible, easy-to-use format that includes an overview, a list of materials, a vocabulary list, step-by-step teaching directions, and reproducibles.

Probability, Grades 1–2 Bonnie Tank

Activities for Grades K–2 Classrooms

Through a variety of games and investigations using dice, cards, and spinners, students make predictions, collect data, and reflect on results. They also develop number sense and reinforce their computation skills. In the process, students learn what makes games fair or unfair and how to tell if they are based on strategy or chance.

Vicki Bachman

ISBN: 978-0-941355-15-5

ISBN: 978-0-941355-80-3

Grades 1–2

200 pages

$28.95

ISBN: 978-0-941355-79-7

Grades K–2

Grades 3–5

Chris Confer

Ann Lawrence and Charlie Hennessy

This unit helps teachers develop students’ understanding of the properties of shapes. Lessons incorporate children’s literature, explore quilt designs, and use manipulative materials to help students investigate how shapes are related to one another, including what happens when shapes are combined or divided.

ISBN: 978-0-941355-81-0

ISBN: 978-0-941355-08-7

Teaching Number Sense Series

$28.95

Probability, Grades 3–4 Marilyn Burns

Challenging games, experiments, and investigations provide the context for students to gather sample data, predict outcomes, and then test their predictions. Students soon discover that they can assess the likelihood of an event actually occurring. ISBN: 978-0-941355-12-4

Grades 3–4

264 pages

$28.95

Geometry, Grades 3–4

Grades 6–8

280 pages

$35.95

Sizing Up Measurement: Complete Set of 3 Books ISBN: 978-0-941355-97-1

Item no. 514015

$90.95

The goals of this series are to help children to see numbers as tools, not barriers; to be able to reason their way to solutions should they forget a procedure; and to be comfortable using numbers to make sense of the world. Each lesson is organized in an accessible, easy-to-read format that includes a lesson overview; a list of needed materials; the time required to teach the lesson; step-by-step teaching directions; reproducibles; and a vignette of how the lesson actually unfolded in a classroom. Each lesson concludes with a list of assessment questions.

Kindergarten ISBN: 978-0-941355-58-2

The lessons in this book actively involve students in exploring geometric ideas through hands-on investigations with two- and three-dimensional shapes. Students also develop greater proficiency in logic, number, and measurement. Grades 3–4

160 pages

$28.95

Area and Perimeter, Grades 5–6

152 pages

$27.95

Grade 1

160 pages

$27.95

Grade 2

200 pages

$27.95

Grade 1 Chris Confer ISBN: 978-0-941355-59-9

Grade 2 ISBN: 978-0-941355-60-5

Hands-on investigations with regular and irregular shapes help students go beyond learning the traditional formulas for finding area and perimeter. Lessons use color tiles, string, rulers, and measuring tapes. Grades 5–6

Grade K

Susan Scharton

Cheryl Rectanus

ISBN: 978-0-941355-18-6

$35.95

Chris Confer

Cheryl Rectanus

ISBN: 978-0-941355-10-0

344 pages

Chris Confer

Activities for Grades 6–8 Classrooms

200 pages

$35.95

Activities for Grades 3–5 Classrooms

Geometry, Grades 1–2

Grades 1–2

192 pages

208 pages

Teaching Number Sense: Complete Set of 3 Books ISBN: 978-0-941355-93-3

Item no. 514010

$70.95

$28.95

Developing Number Sense, Grades 3–6 Rusty Bresser and Caren Holtzman

Download free classroom lessons at mathsolutions.com.

Imaginative lessons give students practice with mental computation, basic operations, navigating the number system, and estimation. Content is crafted to show that number sense is not a specific skill, but encompasses a student’s ability to think and reason flexibly and make sound numerical judgments. ISBN: 978-0-941355-23-0

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Grades 3–6

192 pages

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$25.95

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Connecting Math & Literacy: Teacher Resources

Connecting Math & Literacy: Children’s Books

NEW TITLE The $1.00 Word Riddle Book story by Marilyn Burns, illustrations by Martha Weston

Which day of the week is a $1.00 word? And which U.S. coin is a $1.00 word, even though it’s not really worth a dollar? Find out the answers to these and dozens more riddles in this unique and delightfully illustrated book. Each riddle calls for searching for words, practicing addition, and thinking mathematically. Used in Math and Literature, Grades 4–6 (see page 31). ISBN: 978-0-941355-02-5

Grades 2–5

48 pages

From Reading to Math: How Best Practices in Literacy Can Make You a Better Math Teacher, Grades K–5 Maggie Siena

For a complete description of this book, see New Books & Resources, pages 22 and 23. ISBN: 978-1-935099-04-8

Grades K–5

168 pages

$23.95

$11.95

Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream story by Cindy Neuschwander, illustrations by Liza Woodruff

An amazing dream convinces Amanda Bean of the powers of multiplication. Used in Teaching Arithmetic: Lessons for Introducing Multiplication, Grade 3 (see page 26). ISBN: 978-0-590-30012-4

Grade 3

36 pages

$16.95

A Cloak for the Dreamer

Math and Literature Series From Quack and Count to Harry Potter, the imaginative ideas in children’s books come to life in math lessons through this unique series. Each resource provides more than 20 classroomtested lessons that engage children in mathematical problem solving and reasoning. Each lesson features an overview, materials required, and a vignette of how the lesson actually unfolded in a classroom.

story by Aileen Friedman, illustrations by Kim Howard

Grades K–1

The tailor’s youngest son makes a cloak that doesn’t keep out the wind and rain, but his father finds a geometric way to fix the problem. Used in Math and Literature, Grades 2–3 and Math By All Means: Geometry, Grades 1–2 (see pages 31 and 28).

Marilyn Burns and Stephanie Sheffield

ISBN: 978-0-590-48987-4

Marilyn Burns and Stephanie Sheffield

Grades 1–3

36 pages

$16.95

ISBN: 978-0-941355-66-7

Grades 2–3

story by Marilyn Burns, illustrations by Gordon Silveria

Grades 4–6, Second Edition

After many trips to the shapeshifter, the triangle learns that being a triangle is best after all. Used in Math and Literature, Grades 2–3, Math and Literature, Grades 6–8, and Math By All Means: Geometry, Grades 3–4 (see pages 31 and 28).

Rusty Bresser

ISBN: 978-0-590-48991-1

Jennifer M. Bay-Williams and Sherri L. Martinie

Grades 2–8

36 pages

$16.95

story by Aileen Friedman, illustrations by Susan Guevara

Royal Advisors and the Princess show the King how to keep track of how many commissioners he has. Used in Math and Literature, Grades 2–3 and Teaching Arithmetic: Lessons for Introducing Place Value, Grade 2 (see pages 31 and 26). ISBN: 978-0-590-48989-8

Grades 2–3

36 pages

$16.95

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story Area and perimeter come alive as Mr. and Mrs. Comfort make room for everyone at their family reunion. Used in Math and Literature, Grades 6–8 and Math By All Means: Area and Perimeter, Grades 5–6 (see pages 31 and 28). Grades 5–8

36 pages

$28.95

160 pages

$28.95

Grades 4–6

240 pages

$28.95

184 pages

$28.95

Grades 6–8 Grades 6–8

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Math and Nonfiction Series From The Wing on a Flea to If the World Were a Village, the curiosities of nonfiction children’s books come to life in math lessons through this innovative series. Ideal for using students’ natural quest for knowledge as the basis for mathematical investigations, each lesson features an overview, materials required, and a vignette of how the lesson actually unfolded in a classroom. Books include authentic student work, reproducibles, and a special introduction by Marilyn Burns.

Grades K–2

story by Marilyn Burns, illustrations by Debbie Tilley

ISBN: 978-0-590-94459-5

ISBN: 978-0-941355-68-1

ISBN: 978-0-941355-63-6

The King’s Commissioners

152 pages

Grades 2–3 ISBN: 978-0-941355-67-4

The Greedy Triangle

Grades K–1

$16.95

Jamee Petersen ISBN: 978-0-941355-61-2

Grades K–2

144 pages

$28.95

232 pages

$28.95

224 pages

$28.95

Grades 3–5 Stephanie Sheffield and Kathleen Gallagher ISBN: 978-0-941355-62-9

Grades 3–5

Grades 6–8 Jennifer M. Bay-Williams and Sherri L. Martinie

For an at-a-glance chart of children’s literature used in the Math, Literature, and Nonfiction series, visit the Books & Resources section of our website, mathsolutions.com.

ISBN: 978-0-941355-86-5

Math, Literature, and Nonfiction: Complete Set of 7 Books ISBN: 978-0-941355-90-2

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Grades 6–8

Item no. 514019

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$171.95

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Differentiated Instruction | ELL

Communication in Math Class

Math for All: Differentiating Instruction Series

NEW EDITION

Embrace the diverse spectrum of abilities, interests, and learning styles among students with this powerful series. Each book includes practical, research-based guidance to differentiating instruction for mathematics and dozens of ready-to-use differentiated tasks (including reproducibles). Discover ways to scaffold mathematical learning; strategies for providing and structuring choice within classrooms; and guidance in leading largegroup discussions. Books include lessons that align with NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and Curriculum Focal Points.

Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grades K–6, Second Edition Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O’Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson

For a complete description of this book, see New Books & Resources, pages 22 and 23. ISBN: 978-1-935099-01-7

Grades K–6

312 pages

Grades K–2

$38.95

Linda Dacey and Rebeka Eston Salemi ISBN: 978-0-941355-77-3

Grades K–2

248 pages

$34.95

280 pages

$34.95

Grades 3–5

Show and Tell: Representing and Communicating Mathematical Ideas in K–2 Classrooms

Linda Dacey and Jayne Bamford Lynch ISBN: 978-0-941355-78-0

Grades 3–5

Linda Dacey and Rebeka Eston

NEW TITLE

This useful and compelling book demonstrates how students deepen their mathematical ideas and understanding when they are encouraged to represent and communicate their thinking. Numerous classroom vignettes and reflective comments provide a model for how “show and tell” can enhance teaching and improve children’s learning. ISBN: 978-0-941355-50-6

Grades K–2

240 pages

BEST SELLERS

Math for All: Differentiating Instruction, Grades 6–8 Linda Dacey and Karen Gartland

For a complete description of this book, see New Books & Resources, pages 22 and 23.

$28.95

ISBN: 978-1-935099-00-0

Writing in Math Class: A Resource for Grades 2–8

Grades 6–8

312 pages

$34.95

Marilyn Burns

How can writing help students think more deeply and clearly about mathematical ideas? Marilyn Burns shares numerous examples illustrating how students sort, clarify, and define their thinking through different types of writing—journal writing, solving math problems, explaining mathematical ideas, and linking creative writing to math. Includes assessment strategies, answers to frequently asked questions, and samples of authentic student work.

Math for All: Complete Set of 3 Books

ISBN: 978-0-941355-13-1

Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class Series

Grades 2–8

208 pages

ISBN: 978-0-941355-98-8A

$30.95

Item no. 514021

$88.95

Rusty Bresser, Kathy Melanese, and Christine Sphar

Good Questions for Math Teaching: Why Ask Them and What to Ask Series Do you think it makes sense to split a day into twenty-four hours? Would another number have been a better choice? “Good questions” promote students’ mathematical thinking and understanding. These best-selling books offer a wealth of sample questions and guidance on how to create your own good questions.

Grades K–6 Grades K–6

112 pages

ISBN: 978-0-941355-84-1

ISBN: 978-0-941355-85-8

$24.95

Grades K–2

216 pages

$33.95

Grades 3–5

224 pages

$33.95

Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class: Complete Set of 2 Books

Grades 5–8 Lainie Schuster and Nancy Canavan Anderson ISBN: 978-0-941355-69-8

Grades K–2 Grades 3–5

Peter Sullivan and Pat Lilburn ISBN: 978-0-941355-51-3

This lesson-based series gives teachers the essential tools for simultaneously meeting math content goals and language development goals. Teachers will get a wealth of strategies and activities for modifying their instruction as well as sentence frame structures and dozens of instant-use reproducibles.

Grades 5–8

208 pages

ISBN: 978-0-941355-99-5

$24.95

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Curriculum Planning & Lessons

Minilessons for Math Practice Series

A Month-to-Month Guide Series

Requiring only 5 to 15 minutes to teach, these quick, engaging activities offer experiences in all of the content areas important to elementary mathematics: number, measurement, geometry, data analysis and probability, and algebra. Each resource of 27 classroom-tested lessons models how to develop several important math processes: problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation. Each activity features a materials list, step-by-step teaching directions, a list of key questions to ask students during the lesson, a vignette of how the lesson actually unfolded in a classroom, and ideas for extending the activity throughout the year. Each book includes reproducibles.

Planning math instruction is a demanding aspect of teaching. Teachers need to have an overall sense of the curriculum for the whole year, of what’s going to be taught each month, and of what specifically to teach each day. The guides in this series make it easy to plan all three. In these all-in-one volumes, teachers get a wealth of ideas, organized by month, for the entire school year, covering everything from learning environment and mathematics insight to investigations, literature-based activities, menus, routines, games, mathematics writing, assessment, and parent communication. The books Include reproducibles.

Grades K–2

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Third-Grade Math

Minilessons for Math Practice: Complete Set of 2 Books ISBN: 978-0-941355-95-7

Grade 1

Second-Grade Math

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First-Grade Math

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Fourth-Grade Math

A Collection of Math Lessons, Grades 1–8 Series

Lainie Schuster

Marilyn Burns’s three-book collection of classroom-tested lessons presents vignettes that bring to life her unique and inspiring problem-solving approach to teaching. The lessons address important concepts and skills in all areas of the math curriculum—number, algebra, geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics. Samples of student work are included throughout.

To offer an easy alternative to photocopying, we’ve included a CD containing this book’s 100-plus reproducible activities as PDFs.

Grades 1–3

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Month-to-Month Guides: Complete Set of 4 Books Item no. 514018

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Marilyn Burns and Bonnie Tank ISBN: 978-0-941355-01-8

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If you are a teacher who is on a journey to construct a sensible curriculum, supplement an existing text, or implement newly adopted materials, let these [Month-to-Month Guides] support your efforts with effective models of highquality teaching and classroom management.

Grades 3–6 Marilyn Burns ISBN: 978-0-941355-00-1

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50 Problem-Solving Lessons: The Best from 10 Years of Math Solutions Newsletters, Grades 1–6

Day-by-Day Math: Activities for Grades 3–6 Susan Ohanian

Marilyn Burns

Compiling Marilyn Burns’s most trusted lessons from the all-time favorite Math Solutions Newsletter, this resource is a popular starting point for any teacher introducing a problem-solving approach to teaching mathematics. Each lesson is aligned with content strands, features a vignette of how it actually unfolded in a classroom, and includes samples of authentic student work. ISBN: 978-0-941355-16-2

Grades 1–6

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From the birthday of the man who wore size-23 shoes to the invention of the sandwich, this eclectic and quirky collection of activity-based event anniversaries (two per day, for every day of the year, from January 1 through December 31) adds a blend of serious and lighthearted oomph to math instruction. Provides opportunities for collecting, organizing, and graphing data; relating to monetary issues; thinking about areas of measurement; and more. Ideal for integrating math with other areas of the curriculum and relating math to the real world. ISBN: 978-0-941355-28-5

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SChoolwide Improvement

NEW TITLE This Is Only a Test: Teaching for Mathematical Understanding in an Age of Standardized Testing

Faster Isn’t Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century

Nancy Litton and Maryann Wickett

Cathy L. Seeley

Transform teachers’ and students’ feelings toward standardized tests from panic and anxiety to control and confidence. This book offers an abundance of strategies for helping students perform well on standardized tests without compromising teachers’ basic beliefs about how children learn. Create a yearlong plan for teaching math while simultaneously ensuring state standards are met; examine the relationship between released test items and the knowledge and skills students need to respond correctly; and discover ways to handle test preparation during the weeks before a test. ISBN: 978-0-941355-87-2

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Challenging negative attitudes and delivering a positive message about what math can and should mean to all of us, this resource is both an entertaining and invaluable read. From “Talking Turkey About Arithmetic” to “Making Math Make Sense,” the 13 chapters help everyone conquer their fear of math.

This must-have resource is widely acknowledged for helping teachers, coordinators, and college faculty deepen their understanding of the mathematical concepts they teach. Math Matters provides an in-depth study with 14 chapters covering number sense, computation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, algebra, geometry, spatial sense, measurement, statistics, and probability. Over 100 activities give readers an opportunity to connect ideas, compare and contrast concepts, and consider how students understand the mathematics presented. 376 pages

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This collection of essays provides a firsthand glimpse into the challenges administrators face and the efforts they’ve made to promote the best in mathematics education. This book is a must for superintendents, principals, math coordinators, teacher leaders, math coaches, and other administrators who are supporting high-quality, standards-based mathematics instruction in their schools and districts. K–6 admin.

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Tackle the tricky issue of bridging the communication gap between teachers, students, and their parents. This unique resource explores the various channels—newsletters, back-to-school-night presentations, homework, and more—through which teachers can communicate with parents about their children’s math education. Grades K–6

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What constitutes meaningful math homework? These many examples and activities show how homework can reinforce skills, prepare students for future classroom lessons, extend their mathematical knowledge, and inspire creativity. ISBN: 978-0-941355-27-8

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So You Have to Teach Math? Sound Advice for Teachers Series Offering practical, quick-reference advice guaranteed to give all teachers support and direction for improving their mathematics teaching, these unique resources address common concerns about the K–8 math curriculum using a lively Q-and-A format. The over 100 questions and answers in each book provide helpful ideas for leading class discussions, incorporating writing into math class, dealing with homework issues, communicating with parents, and more.

Grades K–6 Marilyn Burns and Robyn Silbey ISBN: 978-0-941355-29-2

Recognizing the special set of challenges that kindergarten teachers face, this resource presents a vision of a kindergarten classroom that nurtures the growth of all students’ mathematical understanding. 256 pages

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Math Homework That Counts, Grades 4–6

Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten

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Leading the Way: Principals and Superintendents Look at Math Instruction

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The role of a math coach is demanding and often undefined. In this edited collection, veteran math coaches share their expertise, providing glimpses into the unique trials, false starts, and successes they have faced in their positions. The authors ask and answer such questions as the following: What makes an effective math coach? What pitfalls do math coaches encounter and what can they do about them?

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Getting Your Math Message Out to Parents: A K–6 Resource

The Math Coach Field Guide: Charting Your Course

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Marilyn Burns

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272 pages

Math: Facing an American Phobia

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Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach, Grades K–8, Second Edition

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216 pages

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So You Have to Teach Math? Complete Set of 2 Books ISBN: 978-0-941355-96-4

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Books & Resources MAtrix

Books & Resources MAtrix Math Solutions professional development books and resources include more than 80 titles to support your K–12 math instruction. This chart will help you find the materials that are appropriate for each grade level. Please note that a number of resources are essential for college-level teacher education programs. Those titles are noted with an icon. If you have any questions or need help finding a particular resource, please don't hesitate to call us toll-free at 877.664.2230. Grade Level Title K 1 2 3 4 5 6

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Mathematics with Manipulatives, 6-DVD Set

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50 Problem-Solving Lessons

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About Teaching Mathematics, 3d Edition

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Show and Tell

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Developing Number Sense

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It All Adds Up!

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Math By All Means: Area and Perimeter

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Growing Mathematical Ideas in Kindergarten

Math: Facing an American Phobia

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This Is Only a Test

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Funding Your Professional Development Program This year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), along with other federal, state, and local funds, can provide the resources needed to achieve your goals. Professional development is required by almost every federal funding source. Math Solutions professional development services and products can be funded through the following programs: Source

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ARRA

• Coaching • Leadership for instructional improvement • Implementation help for internal PD • Research-based instructional practices • Improved math content knowledge • Differentiation and intervention • Supporting English language learners • Formative assessment • Support for new teachers • Implementation help for your curriculum • Courses and resources for learning communities • Research-based instructional practices

Title I

• Improved math content knowledge • Instruction using the process standards • Formative assessment and differentiation • Support for new teachers

Collaboration for Change: Improving Mathematics Education Each Math Solutions partnership is unique; however, the goal is always the same—improved teacher effectiveness and increased student achievement. Our commitment to support partners is grounded in our ongoing ties to classrooms and classroom instruction.

Organizational Partners Scholastic Marilyn Burns has worked with Scholastic over many years, as author, advisor, and creator of the Marilyn Burns Classroom Math Libraries and the Do The Math® intervention program. Math Solutions is the provider of professional development to support the Do The Math intervention program. For more information about professional development for Do The Math, please see page 20. For more information about the program, please visit scholastic.com/dothemath.

Mickelson Exxon Mobil Teachers Academy Founded in 2005 by the ExxonMobil Foundation and professional golfer Phil Mickelson, the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy selected Math Solutions to design the curriculum, provide instructors, and manage the daily activities and logistics of the academy in the area of mathematics. To learn more about this partnership, visit exxonmobil.com/ Corporate/community_ed_math_academy.aspx.

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School Improvement

• Differentiation, intervention, and supporting English language learners • Addressing state standards • Implementation help for your curriculum • Support for new teachers

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• Implementation help for your curriculum • Courses and resources for learning communities

Xavier University—Math Fellows Program Our partnership with Xavier University is focused on closing the achievement gap by developing a guild of Math Fellows who are highly successful and effective math teachers. Professional development and ongoing in-school support help the Math Fellows establish a supportive learning community, develop expertise and knowledge in math content, and use effective instructional and formative assessment practices.

• Leadership for instructional improvement • Supporting English language learners

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• Instruction using the process standards

• Research-based instructional practices

Math Solutions has helped thousands of organizations across the country. Our partners range from individual schools and districts to state departments of education. Listed below are a few of our recent partners:

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• Differentiation, intervention, and supporting English language learners

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Texas

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• Differentiation and intervention

Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia

• Formative assessment • Improved math content knowledge State, Local, and Foundation Grants

• Research-based instructional practices

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• Improved math content knowledge

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, Savannah, Georgia

• Instruction using the process standards

Marion County Public Schools, Fairmont, West Virginia

• Formative assessment

Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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