Time to link up with TBA for some FREEBIES.
I am really excited to share this with you.
I received some free presents this week from our ESL consultant. I knew they were coming, but had forgotten, so it was like Christmas when they arrived.
I immediately opened one and thought, THIS IS PERFECT for all my students but especially second language learners.
The idea is that students will learn the deep mathematics through visualizing.
I really want to give you an example of the book, but I can't. But don't worry, you can see it on the Teachers College Press website. It's good stuff math teachers!!!!
I underlined this sentence from the short intro chapter:
Building a math talk learning community is an integral step in improving mathematical understanding in a classroom.
This is sooooo my philosophy! I am going to love this book!
Then as I was reading it, I saw that all the visuals are actually a FREE download.
The book is awesome though. It has the guiding questions that teachers should ask when using the visuals. All the work is done for you!!! No, I am not selling this book, I just don't want anyone reinventing what is already there for you.
I also love that this book is for K-8! I have access to the lower levels for my struggling learners, but also the upper levels for the advanced kiddos!
I also like that the authors encourage you to create your own visuals. They even give you help doing so! That is great teacher love there!
I can't wait to try this next week with my kids. (I see a Tried it Tuesday post developing, maybe???) I also think this will be great for summer school.
Check out the FREE visuals from TC Press. You can download in either PDF or JPEG.