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Mrs. Edstrom from Renton WA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

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I need books to create a Profession Development Library for the entire Math Department.

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  • $309 goal

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My Project

I am a middle school math coach, looking to build a professional development library for our math department. There is so much to learn about math education, and as teachers, we are continuing to learn how to do what we do better. With math scores as low as they are in our state, we need to step up our teaching game to help fill in gaps for students while teaching grade-level content. An area that all our students need support in is Number Sense and Fact Fluency. Mastering appropriate questioning strategies and short daily routines can lead to increased student understanding of numbers, how numbers relate to each other and how to use foundational math facts to derive complex math facts. Students are empowered to approach problems not just with integers but with fractions and decimals as well.

These books will grow the professional development library to provide resources to all teachers leading to improved fact fluency and number sense teaching strategies.

It is essential for students to develop connections between numbers and fluency in using rational numbers with all operations in middle school. As a department, we want to improve our instruction in helping students make these connections so students understand why and how numbers work instead of memorizing tricks that might not always work.

Mrs. Edstrom
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everything You Need for Mathematics Coaching: Tools, Plans, and a Process That Works for Any Instructional Leader, Grades K-12 (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Grades K-8: Moving Beyond Basic Facts and Memorization (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Figuring Out Fluency - Addition and Subtraction With Fractions and Decimals: A Classroom Companion (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $33.94 1 $33.94
Figuring Out Fluency - Multiplication and Division With Fractions and Decimals: A Classroom Companion (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $33.94 1 $33.94
Open Middle Math: Problems That Unlock Student Thinking, 6-12 • Amazon Business $33.33 1 $33.33
Classroom-Ready Number Talks for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Teachers: 1,000 Interactive Math Activities that Promote Conceptual Understanding and Computational Fluency (Books for Teachers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
101 Daily Which One Doesn't Belong? Math Activities for Grades 1-8 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
101 Two Truths and One Lie! Math Activities for Grades 6, 7, and 8: 101 Daily Math Practice Activities for Middle School Math Students • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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