Moving Math focuses on ‘moving’ the teaching and learning of mathematics by shifting instruction and assessment practices. The book describes how using various thinking skills helps students make sense of mathematical concepts. Key thinking skills — inferring and interpreting; analyzing; evaluating; making connections; synthesizing; reasoning and proving; and reflecting — are deconstructed and modeled through suggested learning experiences across various grades. The book offers possible student solutions that demonstrate how the thinking skills support the intended mathematical learning.
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. Evidence of student thinking and learning is described through the lens of the learning goal and success criteria. Examples of feedback to move students forward are included. Moving Math will empower you and your students to explore meaningful learning that invites questioning, deep thinking, and purposeful math discussion.
About the authors
Mary Fiore is responsible for implementing effective mathematics teaching practices at all grade levels. Involved in developing teacher training courses, Mary has participated in a variety of writing projects that focus on learning to think differently about mathematics and making student thinking visible. Mary works with numerous associations that provide opportunities for educators to reflect on their practice. Mary lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
Maria Luisa Lebar has worked in classrooms, with school boards, and the Ministry of Education for almost 30 years. A passionate advocate for integrated, cross-curricular literacy development, Maria Luisa organizes workshops, collaborative inquiries, and dialogues that support curriculum, instruction, assessment, and engagement. Maria Luisa’s open-minded approach is popular among educators in Canada and in parts of the United States. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.