Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
by Marcia L. Tate
20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain, PreK-8

Engage students in effective, meaningful experiences in mathematics!

Following the format of Marcia L. Tate’s previous bestsellers, this user-friendly guide offers math teachers 20 powerful, brain-based teaching strategies that incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities to promote student engagement and achievement. The book focuses on the NCTM focal points and includes a bibliography of math and literature resources and a lesson planning guide. The chapters offer:

  • A what, why, and how for each strategy
  • Specific brain-compatible mathematics activities and lessons from real teachers across the country
  • Space for teachers to reflect on and apply individual strategies in their lessons

Industry Reviews

"The author does a good job of describing the NCTM content standards and providing examples that incorporate recommendations from NCTM and other experts in the field on how best to deepen students' understanding of mathematics. The book covers all grades, thus enhancing its appeal to all mathematics teachers." -- Linda Kallam, Professor of Mathematics
"A very useful resource for new and experienced teachers. The book will also equip administrators with strategies that they can model in staff meetings and with teachers." -- Pam Summers, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator

Table of Contents:

IntroductionAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsStrategy 1. Brainstorming and DiscussionStrategy 2. Drawing and ArtworkStrategy 3. Field TripsStrategy 4. GamesStrategy 5. Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word WebsStrategy 6. HumorStrategy 7. Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and ModelsStrategy 8. Metaphors, Analogies, and SimilesStrategy 9. Mnemonic DevicesStrategy 10. MovementStrategy 11. Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and RapStrategy 12. Project-Based and Problem-Based InstructionStrategy 13. Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative LearningStrategy 14. Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and CharadesStrategy 15. StorytellingStrategy 16. TechnologyStrategy 17. Visualization and Guided ImageryStrategy 18. VisualsStrategy 19. Work Study and ApprenticeshipsStrategy 20. Writing and JournalsResource A: Have You Read Any Math Lately?Resource B: Brain-Compatible Lesson DesignBibliographyIndex



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