SupportingMathematical Learning Supporting Mathematical Learning distills best-practice strategies in instruction and assessment along with dozens of hands-on lesson activities into one easy-to-use resource. Written with input from math teachers, the book shows how to develop students' mathematical proficiency by engaging them in high quality activities aimed at building conceptual understanding as well as computational skills. The book provides tools for creating rigorous, standards-based lessons and will help teachers: Design diversified assessments Set explicit performance criteria Use question strategies to advance learning Make effective use of math problems Sample lessons, divided by grade level, comprise over half the book. Each lesson features student activities on reproducible worksheets and includes differentiation suggestions. Praise for Supporting Mathematical Learning "Pick up this book and you'll find yourself engaged with the content immediately. The authors have blended specific subject matter and teaching strategies to provide both new and experienced teachers with a wealth of practical information." -Dawn Pruszynski, curriculum support teacher, K-5 Mathematics, Penfield Central School District, New York "This book is written for novice and experienced teachers alike, who are seeking strategies to put to immediate use in their classrooms. It clarifies advice often given, but not easily applied in practice, by answering the teacher's question, 'I know what my students need, but how do I do it?'" -Sandra Kappmeyer Zander, Board of Cooperative Educational Services, New York "Supporting Mathematical Learning provides a comprehensive guide for creating a student-centered math classroom that addresses the relevant research with practical classroom examples. The sample lessons allow readers to envision these practices across the grades and content strands and provide inspiration for new lessons." -Allison Krenn, math coach, PS 85, New York,New YorkMartin-Kniep, Giselle O. is the author of 'Supporting Mathematical Learning: Effective Instruction, Assessment, and Student Activities, Grades K-5', published 2008 under ISBN 9780787988760 and ISBN 0787988766.