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Judith (Judy) Storeygard (ed.)

(2009) . Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, Inc.


My Kids Can: Making Math Accessible to All Learners, K-5 is a new practitioners’ guide written by teachers, for teachers. The essays are designed to help K-5 teachers make math accessible for all students—especially focusing on instructional strategies that help students struggling with math advance toward grade-level competency.

In the essays, teachers share their observations and successful methods for engaging their students who need extra support to learn mathematics. Building on the principles of making mathematical thinking explicit; linking assessment and teaching; building understanding through talk; encouraging autonomous learning; and collaborating with special education staff to improve instruction, this guide includes sample dialogue, teaching moves, and assessment strategies.