Differentiating Math Instruction: Strategies That Work for K-8 Classrooms

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SAGE Publications, Mar 17, 2009 - Education - 143 pages
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'Bender presents a variety of ways to differentiate instruction and foster dynamic learning' -- Scott Currier, Mathematics Teacher, Belmont High School, NH

'This is one of those rare opportunities when a teacher can read a book and become inspired to take ideas immediately back to the classroom' -- Amanda P. McKee, Math Instructor, Florence 5 School District, Johnsonville, SC

Differentiate math instruction with practices that boost mastery for all students!

Experienced teachers understand and appreciate that all students learn and process information according to their individual styles, abilities, and preferences. William N. Bender provides teachers with a wealth of critical strategies and teaching ideas for differentiating instruction to leverage each learner's unique abilities and raise student achievement in math.

With updated information and recommendations based on the 2008 National Mathematics Advisory Panel report, this new edition of Differentiating Math Instruction includes research on the value of brain-compatible teaching and creative ways to get students visualizing, vocalizing, and moving during math to make instruction more meaningful, motivational, and successful. New and seasoned teachers alike will be able to quickly adapt the techniques to suit their specific classrooms, with key features including:

- Strategies for use within a Response to Intervention framework

- At-a-glance lists of "Top Ten Tactics" for successful implementation

- "Web Site Reviews" that outline additional online resources

- Concrete strategies to tap into multiple intelligences

- A facilitator's guide for staff developers to train teachers in differentiating math instruction

Engage every student in a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics with this key resource aimed at revitalizing mathematics instruction in the elementary and middle school classroom.

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Consulting Description: Differentiated Instruction
Consulting Description: Math
Consulting Description: Project-Based Learning
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William N. Bender began his career by teaching eighth- and ninth-grade students in the public schools. He worked in higher education for 28 years and published over 60 research articles and 24 books in education. He specializes in instructional strategies for all students and is recognized as a national leader on instructional tactics, response to intervention, and differentiated instruction. Dr. Bender believes his job is to inform audiences across the nation of innovative, up to date information, based on current applied research. Dr. Bender received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina and currently consults with schools and districts in the United States and Canada.

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