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Math Tools, Grades 3–12
60+ Ways to Build Mathematical Practices, Differentiate Instruction, and Increase Student Engagement

- Harvey F. Silver - Silver Strong & Associates
- John R. Brunsting - Silver Strong & Associates
- Terry Walsh - Silver Strong & Associates
- Edward J. Thomas - Silver Strong & Associates

**Common Core + Differentiated Instruction + Student Engagement = Higher Student Achievement**

If you're like most math teachers, this is a problem you wrestle with every day. Harvey Silver and his colleagues have updated their best-selling text to provide a solution. With new Common Core–aligned tools and strategies, this second edition of * Math Tools, Grades 3–12 *is an all-in-one math classroom management resource that will enable you to teach to the Common Core, differentiate instruction, and keep students engaged—all at the same time.

Covering everything from lesson design to math-specific learning styles, the second edition's 60+ tools will enable you to:

- Work in smarter, more efficient ways with all of your students, no matter the class size or make up
- Create standards-based lesson plans, tests, and formative assessments
- Reach every learner regardless of understanding level or learning style
- Integrate technology into class time for more engaging math lessons

Add in a Common Core matrix, immediately useable reproducibles, and learning-style charts—and you're fully equipped to make the ambitions of the Common Core Math Standards a reality in your classroom.

Chapter One Matrix |

Convergence Mastery |

Fist Lists and Spiders |

Glossaries |

Knowledge Cards |

Mastery Review |

Mathematical Conventions |

Mathematical Summaries |

Memory Box |

Mental Math War |

Most Valuable Point (MVP) |

Practice Makes Perfect |

Procedural Notes |

Vocabulary Knowledge Rating (VKR) |

Vocabulary Organizers |

What's Wrong? |

Word Walls |

Chapter Two Matrix |

Always-Sometimes-Never(ASN) |

Compare & Contrast |

Concept Attainment |

Essential Question Notes (EQN) |

Learning From Clues |

Making Notes |

Math Rulebook |

Pattern Finding |

Precisely Speaking |

Ps and Qs |

Show Me |

Stake Your Claim |

Support or Refute |

Thinking Notes |

Three-Way Tie |

Which One Doesn't Belong? |

Yes, But Why? |

Chapter Three Matrix |

3-D Viewer: Algebraic, Graphical, and Numerical |

And the Question Is |

Cinquains |

Create Your Own |

Divergent Thinking |

Group and Label |

M + M: Math and Metaphors |

Making Up Is Fun to Do |

Math Recipe |

Meaning-Full Math |

Metaphorical Duels |

Modeling With Algebra |

Modeling With Manipulatives |

Picture = 1,000 Words |

Vocabulary Stories |

What If? |

Chapter Four Matrix |

Attention Monitor |

Explaining Solutions |

I Know What I Know |

Math Review Games |

No Uncertain Terms |

Paired Learner |

Peer Coaching |

Range Finder |

Real-World Connections |

Test Feedback |

What's Your Favorite? |

Where in the World? |

Who's Right? |

Chapter Five Matrix |

Assessment Menu |

Comprehension Menu |

Math Media Skills |

Math Notes |

MATHEMATICS Writing Frames |

Task Rotation |

*"I was hooked within the first 30 pages! Ideas were racing through my mind—I'm excited to blog about it and use it in the classroom. Applies to teachers of all ages—a lot of solid explanations for newbies but still full of resources that any teachers can use or modify. Any book that makes me think, and especially think about improving my practice, is definitely a worthwhile investment. Invest in yourself!"*

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