## Comprehending Math: Adapting Reading Strategies to Teach Mathematics, K-6For those who devour Comprehending Math as I did, their teaching will be clearer, bolder, more connected. And for the ultimate beneficiaries, they will have a chance to understand just how integrally our world is connected. Ellin Oliver Keene, author of Mosaic of Thought No matter the content area, students need to develop clear ways of thinking about and understanding what they learn. But this kind of conceptual thinking seems more difficult in math than in language arts and social studies. Fortunately we now know how to help kids understand more about mathematics than ever before, and in In - K - W - L
- visualizing
- asking questions
- inferring
- predicting
- making connections
- determining importance
- synthesizing
He then presents a practical way to "braid" together reading comprehension, math problemsolving, and thinking to improve math teaching and learning. Elaborating on this braided model of approach to problem solving, he shows how it can support planning as well as instruction.
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The teacher is ready with a magic trick: just

**look**for the key word (cue word) that

will tell you what operation to use. If you see sum or all together, you add the

numbers. If you see take away or difference, then subtract the smaller number

from ...

What would ownership

**look**like? 3. Are students encouraged to do problem

solving for authentic purposes? What would authentic mathematics

**look**like? 4.

Are students encouraged to do voluntary mathematics, selecting tasks for

information, ...

Although less prevalent in textbooks today than five years ago, the problem-

solving strategy of

**Look**for Relevant and Irrelevant Information sounds quite

similar to Determining Important Information in reading. However, a student

working on a ...

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User Review - Ren - GoodreadsThis man has thought a TON about teaching math and many components of his "KWC" approach are directly applicable. This is a great companion to Mosaic of Thought because he really applies the same ... Read full review

### Contents

BRAIDING MATHEMATICS | 1 |

Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving | 7 |

ASKING QUESTIONS | 15 |

Copyright | |

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