So...even though my giveaway POSTS are finished, don't forget there are still a few days left to go read the posts and enter the raffles. Need something to keep you occupied while you wait for the winners to be announced? I thought so!
I have paired up with some GREAT math bloggers to share some of our very favorite professional books to help guide our math instruction. One of the bloggers has organized this fantastic blog "hop" to introduce you to these great texts. The best part? Each of these bloggers is GIVING AWAY a copy of their featured book! That's right...stop by EACH blog to learn about a book and enter to win it. You could get your bedside table stacked full without even leaving your keyboard!
Here's all you have to do...check out MY post first and then follow the button below to visit "Live, Love, Math" to see what she has to share! Visit all the blogs and add some great texts to your reading list.
So what did I choose as MY book?
Why? Because I think this book is the PERFECT book for someone wanting to make a shift in how they structure their math time and math instruction. It is easy to read, applicable for intermediate and middle school, and gives great real-world examples of how to make some shifts in what you do. One of my favorite parts of the book? Each chapter has a "Yeah but" section where Hoffer counters all the arguments for why something won't/can't/didn't work! I love it!
So...take a peek at a few little excerpts from the text and see if you can get a feel for what this book is all about. If you agree, I bet this is the book for you. See what you think.
"Students are capable of brilliance."
"Understanding takes time."
"There is more than one way."
The book focuses on the four key aspects of a math workshop. I am hanging this sign in the math area of my room this year--for the students AND for me! When planning my lessons this year, I am really striving to keep these features in mind.
The book covers everything from how crucial it is to build community in the classroom to create a climate for risk taking, ideas for structuring your time, how to make good use of student work time, the critical nature of discourse, and more. The appendix even has a set of high quality problems to use as you dig into a workshop model in your classroom.
Want to look at it more closely? Here's a link. Want to WIN a copy? Enter the rafflecopter below! It's super easy...and the best way to get entries? Leave a comment below about a GREAT professional book that has changed YOUR teaching!
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