Making Math Meaningful (4th Edition)

Making Math Meaningful (4th Edition)
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Now in its Fourth Edition,
 Making Math Meaningful continues to provide teachers with insight on how to make mathematics make sense to students. Combining Dr. Marian Small’s wealth of research in Canadian classrooms and practical experience, this resource supports teacher candidates developing a foundation of mathematics and classroom strategies. For teachers digging into mathematical concepts in their own classrooms, it continues to serve as a reference for common student errors, strategies, and additional professional learning resources. Updated to reflect current Canadian curricula across the country, Making Math Meaningful helps Canadian educators embrace mathematics and pass on passion and confidence for problem-solving on to their students. 

New to this edition! 

  • NELSONstudy brings course concepts to life with engaging and interactive learning tools, built to support your text. Students easily access NELSONstudy online from any device—no set-up, just success! 
  • The chapter on assessment has been significantly reorganized to include more attention to formative assessment and feedback. 
  • Additional coverage on how to organize productive discourse in the math classroom 
  • Number Talk boxes have been added to chapters focused on numbers, which can be used to initiate short discussions with students to solve a particular math problem. 
  • Updated lists of Appropriate Children’s Books and Selected References help students support various content topics in the classroom and delve deeper into topics of interest as they learn how to teach mathematics. 

About the Author 

Marian Small is the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick. She has been a professor of mathematics education and worked in the field for close to 45 years. Dr. Small is a regular speaker on K–12 mathematics throughout Canada and around the world. The focus of Dr. Small’s professional work has been the development of curriculum and text materials for students of mathematics. She has been an author on many text series at both elementary and secondary levels in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Bhutan. She has produced materials for and been distributed by several ministries of education across the country. 

Table of Contents 

Preface 
Acknowledgments 
About the Author 
Instructor Resources 
Student Ancillaries 
 
Chapter 1: How Students Learn Math and What Math We Want Them to Learn 
Chapter 2: Focusing Instruction on Big Ideas and Mathematical Processes 
Chapter 3: Assessment and Evaluation 
Chapter 4: Planning Instruction 
Chapter 5: A Focus on Problem Solving 
Chapter 6: A Focus on Communication and Discourse 
Chapter 7: Early Number 
Chapter 8: Early Operations 
Chapter 9: Developing Fact Fluency 
Chapter 10: Representing Larger Whole Numbers 
Chapter 11: Estimation and Calculation Strategies with Larger Whole Numbers 
Chapter 12: Fractions 
Chapter 13: Decimals 
Chapter 14: Ratio and Proportion 
Chapter 15: Extending the Number System to Negative and Irrational Numbers 
Chapter 16: Patterns and Algebra 
Chapter 17: 3-D and 2-D Shapes 
Chapter 18: Location and Movement 
Chapter 19: The Nature of Measurement with a Focus on Length and Area 
Chapter 20: Capacity, Volume, Mass, Time, Temperature, and Angles 
Chapter 21: Data 
Chapter 22: Probability 
 
Index 
Credits