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Introduction to Reasoning and Proof, Grades 6-8

By Susan O'Connell, Karren Schultz-Ferrell, Denisse R Thompson

 
NCTM’s Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly, reassuring advice and ready-to-use examples to any teacher ready to embrace the Process Standards.
 
In Introduction to Reasoning and Proof, Denisse Thompson and Karren Schultz-Ferrell familiarize you with ways to help students explore their reasoning and support their mathematical thinking.
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NCTM’s Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly, reassuring advice and ready-to-use examples to any teacher ready to embrace the Process Standards.
 
In Introduction to Reasoning and Proof, Denisse Thompson and Karren Schultz-Ferrell familiarize you with ways to help students explore their reasoning and support their mathematical thinking. They offer an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching, including strategies for encouraging middle grades students to describe their reasoning about mathematical activities. Thompson and Schultz-Ferrell also provide  methods for questioning students about their conclusions and their thought processes in ways that help support classroom-wide learning.
 
The book and accompanying CD-ROM are filled with activities that are
  • modifiable for immediate use with students of all levels
  • customizable to match your specific lessons.
In addition, a correlation guide helps you match the math content you teach with the mathematical processes it utilizes.
 
If your students could benefit from more opportunities to develop their reasoning about math concepts, or if you’re simply looking for new ways to work the reasoning and proof standards into your curriculum, read, dog-ear, and teach with Introduction to Reasoning and Proof. And if you’d like to learn about any of NCTM’s process standards, or if you’re looking for new, classroom-tested ways to address them in your math teaching, look no further than Heinemann’s Math Process Standards Series. You’ll find them explained in the most understandable and practical way: from one teacher to another.
 

Contents

 

Introduction: The Reasoning and Proof?

1. Creating a Learning Environment That Promotes Reasoning and Proof

2. Reasoning in Grades 6 Through 8

3. Is It Always True? Making Conjectures

4. Developing and Evaluating Mathematical Arguments

5. How the Process Standards Support Reasoning and Proof

6. Assessing Students’ Reasoning

7. Reasoning and Proof Across the Content Standards

 

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Denisse R Thompson directly about professional development support.