There are many books in the T-TAC ODU Lending Library that are excellent resources for administrators seeking to promote mathematical best practices in their schools.
Here are a few new math resources that are available:
What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Mathematics
This must-have resource offers a knowledge base to improve mathematics achievement in K-8 classrooms. Emphasizing the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, the book addresses the importance of mathematics content, learning, instruction, and assessment.
The first four chapters focus on important aspects of a high-quality mathematics program: content, instruction, assessment, and response to intervention. The last four chapters offer a closer look at the overarching concepts of evaluation, professional development, family engagement, and taking action. Each chapter also includes a section on resources for the topic.
Achieving Fluency: Special Education and Mathematics
Is it a learning disability or a teaching disability?
This resource presents the understandings that all teachers need to play a role in the education of students who struggle: those with disabilities and those who simply lack essential foundational knowledge. Sharing increasingly intensive instructional interventions for struggling students, this book provides approaches that are useful for both overcoming ineffective approaches and implementing preventive approaches.
Building Mathematical Comprehension: Using Literacy Strategies to Make Meaning
How can what’s known about teaching reading be used to teach math? This book applies familiar reading comprehension strategies and relevant research to mathematics instruction to aid in building students’ comprehension in mathematics. This resource demonstrates how to facilitate student learning to build schema and make connections among concepts. In addition, it provides clear strategies to help students ask good questions, visualize mathematics, and synthesize their understanding.
The Elementary Math Specialist’s Handbook
Are you wondering how to best utilize your math specialist?
Working with teachers to improve school-wide mathematics performance, the mathematics specialist is unique among the specialists in schools today.
In this handbook, experienced math specialists offer tips on gaining teachers’ trust—and access to their classrooms. Topics included are: Setting the Stage, Supporting Teachers, Supporting the School Mathematics Program, and Turning Challenges into Opportunities.
Specific emphasis is placed on effective collaboration between the principal and the specialist, and how, by working together, the principal and mathematics specialist can create a powerful leadership team.
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