Sue O’Connell has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach. As a former elementary teacher, reading specialist, and math specialist, Sue knows what it’s like in the classroom. Her bestselling books, written with coauthor John SanGiovanni, unpack best practices in a clear, practical, and upbeat way.
Click here to download the two free classroom resources listed below from Sue O’Connell & John SanGiovanni.
Grades 3-5: “Multiplying by 4”
This resource uses students’ understanding and mastery of ×2 facts to build a foundation for understanding “multiply by 4.” It includes a literature link and activities (with supporting graphic organizers) that you can use in your classroom right away.
Grades K-8: “Three activities for addressing SMP 3”
SMP 3 focuses on helping students construct arguments and support their thinking. This resource provides three strategies you can use to incorporate more discussion and debate into your math instruction: Eliminate It, My 2 Cents, and Agree or Disagree?
To hear more from Sue about effective math classrooms, check back on our blog each Monday through the end of the year.
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Sue O’Connell (@SueOConnellMath) is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development. She is the coauthor of the bestselling Putting the Practices Into Action and the Mastering the Basic Math Facts series.