## So You Have to Teach Math?: Sound Advice for K-6 TeachersOffering practical, quick-reference advice guaranteed to give all teachers support and direction for improving their mathematics teaching, these unique resources address common concerns about the K–8 math curriculum using a lively Q-and-A format. The over 100 questions and answers in each book provide helpful ideas for leading class discussions, incorporating writing into math class, dealing with homework issues, communicating with parents, and more. |

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### Contents

Two Planning Effective Math Instruction | 16 |

Three Leading Class Discussions | 32 |

Seven Incorporating Writing into Math Class | 65 |

Eleven Handling Homework | 105 |

Twelve Preparing for AdministratorObservations | 111 |

Afterword | 121 |

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