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Building Number Sense Through the Common Core



© 2013 | 200 pages | Corwin

Build a lasting foundation for math proficiency right from the start

The "math" is on the wall: unless we can instill in our youngest mathematicians a solid understanding of number sense, they have little hope of mastering the more rigorous fractions and algebra that lie ahead. A key piece is identifying precisely where K-3 students are likely to struggle, then intervening with smart, targeted instruction. That's where Witzel and Riccomini's Building Number Sense Through the Common Core fits in.

Grounded in research-supported instruction with aligned assessments to ensure comprehension, this essential resource provides: 

  • Teaching strategies that build number sense skills, including quantity and cardinality, numeral/number recognition, fact fluency, math language, and more
  • Adaptations for students with specific needs, including English learners and students with disabilities, based on an RTI approach
  • Guidance on measuring number sense through assessments and preparing students for standardized testing
  • User-friendly charts, tables, and sample math problems for planning curriculum and lessons

Discover strategies that enable your students to develop a fundamental sense for numbers and create a lasting foundation for math proficiency!

"The authors describe how each common standard should be taught, which makes this a quick and immensely useful resource. I've already begun using the strategies with my fellow teachers."
—Deborah Gordon, Third-Grade Teacher
Madison School District, Phoenix, AZ

"This is an evidence based, accessible manual on how, why, and what to teach. Well written with effective examples and scenarios to illustrate key points, this book should be read by anyone interested in improving outcomes for children in mathematics."
—Annmarie Urso, Assistant Professor
State University of New York at Geneseo

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Introduction to the Characteristics of Number Sense
 
2. Redefining Mastery Through Long-Term Planning
 
3. Assessment and Progress Monitoring of Number Sense
 
4. Counting, Number Identification, and Early Addition and Subtraction
 
5. Building Computation Systems Through Place Value
 
6. Multiplication and Division
 
7. Applications in Algebra, Geometry, and Measurement
 
8. Using Math Language to Solve Problems
 
9. Mathematical Vocabulary and the Development of Early Mathematicians
 
10. The Next Steps to Teaching Number Sense
 
Index

"With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, this is the perfect resource! I’ve already begun using the strategies in the book with my fellow third grade teachers! The author describes how each standard should be taught, which makes this such a quick and immensely useful resource!"

Deborah Gordon, Third Grade Teacher
Madison School District, Phoenix, AZ

"This book reminds us of the need for rigorous and appropriate math education and then gives us the wherewithal to do such. It has great stores, wonderful examples, and will greatly help pre-service instruction as well as K-12 education. There absolutely needs to be more emphasis on math instruction in schools, and this book will lead the way!"

David Bateman, Professor of Special Education
Shippensburg University

"Witzel and Riccomini have demystified mathematics instruction! Building Number Sense is an evidence based, accessible manual on how to, why to, and what to teach in regards to the very foundation of mathematics understanding - number sense. Well written with effective examples and scenarios to illustrate key points, anyone interested in improving outcomes for children in mathematics should read this."

Annmarie Urso, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Geneseo
Key features
This book includes:
  • Up-to-date research and best practices for early childhood mathematics instruction and intervention.
  • Figures and tables to illustrate key concepts.
  • Quick tips and reproducible forms to help educators implement the strategies.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Characteristics of Number Sense


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