Beyond Answers: Exploring Mathematical Practices with Young Children
Curriculum standards for math aren't always easy to interpret. This practical- easy-to-read book provides a clear and deep sense of curriculum standards, and shares ideas on how best to implement them in K-2 classrooms.
Each chapter is dedicated to a different practice. Using real classroom examples and vignettes, the book:
- invites you to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally
- demonstrates what it means for children to understand — not just do — math
- explores what it looks like when young children embrace the important behaviours espoused by the practices.
The book’s extensive collection of stories from K–2 classroom provides readers with glimpses of classroom dialogue, teacher reflections, and examples of student work. Focus questions at the beginning of each vignette help you analyze the examples and encourage further reflection.