Sunday, August 24, 2014

#MTBoSChallenge: Professional Books

Earlier this summer I saw a post about an ideal bookshelf and so I wrote about favorite books at that time. This is mostly a repeat listing of books I value!

Assessment is essential ... these two books are essential!
  • Embedded Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliams 
  • Mathematics Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies by Keeley and Tobey
Asking the right questions is significant!  These books are super resources for identifying good questions!
  • Good Questions for Math Teaching: Why Ask Them and What to Ask, K-6 by Sullivan and Lilburn
  • Good Questions for Math Teaching, Grades 5-8: Why Ask Them and What to Ask by Anderson and Schuster
  • Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction by Marian Small
  • More Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Secondary Mathematics Instruction by Small and Lin
Instructional strategies are key!  Using research-based strategies to develop strong lessons are necessary!
  • The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction by Marzano
  • The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson by Silver, Strong, and Perini
For enrichment and mathematical background information I love to read Theoni Pappas!
  • More Joy of Mathematics
  • The Joy of Mathematics
  • Math Talk
  • Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales
  • The Magic of Mathematics
  • The Music of Reason
  • The Adventures of Penrose–the Mathematical Cat
  •  Math for Kids & Other People Too!
Since writing is an initiative in our school, I dug through my shelf to find an old book, Mathematics Write Now.  It emphasizes creative writing in math.  I also stopped by our school's professional library to check out Algebra Out Loud which has ideas for communicating math that could be written!

Last, for inspiration, I read Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach by Intrator and Scribner.

There are so many more books I could share but these are books I value today!

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