"All math teachers will find lessons and activities that provide meaningful instruction while making mathematics more enjoyable to students. This book gives teachers the structure to plan appropriate, fun-filled lessons of their own."
—Dixon D. Van Hook, Math Coach
Cross Creek Elementary School, Thomasville, GA
"Provides hands-on activities that follow the structure of effective lesson design. Whether you are a seasoned teacher looking for activities to expand your repertoire or a new teacher building a library of resources, this book is an essential planning tool."
—Holly Savoie, Third-Grade Teacher
Mimosa Park Elementary School, Luling, LA
Imaginative mathematics activities that maximize the brain's learning potential!
Demonstrating instructional principles discussed in David A. Sousa's bestseller, How the Brain Learns Mathematics, this resource provides brain-friendly, ready-to-use mathematics lessons for Grades 2–3. Teachers will find step-by-step guidance and all the necessary reproducibles for mathematics instruction that involves group work, reflection, movement, and visualization. Through activities such as Jumping Jelly Beans, Math Hockey, and Treasure Hunt, young learners will enjoy developing skills connected with number patterns and place value, multi-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, geometry, and more.
Aligned with NCTM standards and focal points, the instructional strategies enhance motivation and content retention, address individual intelligences, and:
- Promote writing as an important learning tool
- Use concrete models to make concepts meaningful
- Connect mathematical ideas to the real world
- Incorporate graphic organizers to help students organize their thinking
- Teach creative problem solving
Deepen and revitalize instruction using Sousa's proven brain-compatible approach for helping every student develop self-confidence in mathematics!