Moving Math presents an opportunity for you, as an educator, to think differently about mathematics and help students use thinking skills to make sense of mathematics.
Based on the premise that real learning involves a shift in thinking and doing, this practical book shows you how to create classroom conditions where students are eager to learn and grow. Cross-curricular thinking skills, inferring and interpreting, analysing, evaluating, making connections, synthesising, reasoning and proving, and reflecting, are deconstructed and modelled through suggested learning experiences across various year levels. The book describes how thinking skills can lead students to make better sense of mathematical concepts that support numeracy.
This remarkable book is organised around opportunities that will involve students in making insightful connections between mathematics and their world. Designed to make mathematical learning tangible and engaging, hands-on activities encourage students to ask questions, pose problems to solve and explore ideas that will move their thinking forward. Authentic student solutions throughout the book demonstrate how thinking skills support mathematical learning and samples of teacher feedback help you guide students toward the next step.
Moving Math will empower you and your students to explore meaningful learning that invites questioning, deep thinking and purposeful maths discussion.