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xviiMany of you are holding this book because you’ve become an avid user of thefirst edition ofMath Tools(Silver, Brunsting, & Walsh, 2008). This new edi-tion ofMath Toolshas been updated and enhanced due in large part to theemergence of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (NGA Center,CCSSO, 2010b). Of course, these new standards (in particular the Standards forMathematical Practice) do not represent the only impetus for change—if a tool doesn’twork well for teachers and students, it has no place in the classroom. So we starteddeveloping this second edition ofMath Toolsby reviewing each of the tools in the first.We then sat down with teachers of mathematics who use the tools every day in theirclassrooms. We retained those tools that work best, revised those tools that couldwork better, and replaced those that fell a bit short of expectations. We also listenedto feedback from the field and tapped in to our own experiences to develop a numberof new tools. Below is an overview of the key changes you will notice in this edition.NEW TO THIS EDITION·13 new math tools, including “Concept Attainment,” “Precisely Speaking,”and “Thinking Notes” in Chapter 2; “Meaning-Full Math,” “Metaphorical Duels,”“Modeling With Algebra,” and “Modeling With Manipulatives,” in Chapter 3;“Explaining Solutions,” “I Know What I Know,” and “No Uncertain Terms” inChapter 4; and “Comprehension Menu,” “Math Media Skills,” and “Math Notes” inChapter 5·Building Common Core Thinkingsections in each chapter that explain howthe math tools tie in to and support the relevant Common Core Standards forMathematical Practice·Formative Assessment ConnectionandTechnology Connectionsidebarsthat prompt teachers to link the tools with meaningful assessment techniques andtechnology exercises·Updated matricesthat identify relevant Episodes of Effective Instruction,Sidebars, and the Common Core Standards for Mathematical PracticeIntroduction:A User’s Guide to theSecond Edition
xviiiMATH TOOLS, GRADES 3–12A reconceived final chapterdevoted to“mosaic” or multi-style toolsthatbring together different styles of thinking from throughout the bookA user-friendly companion websitewhere you can find blank organizers,templates, and other resources to supplement the book content (just look for pagesflagged with notes and marginal icons)While change can be refreshing, we did not want to risk diluting the efficiencyor effect of the first edition ofMath Tools.Thus, we worked hard to ensure that,despite any changes in format, the tools in this second edition ofMath Toolsremainpractical, easy-to-use instructional techniques that teachers of mathematics can relyon to differentiate instruction, engage all students, design better lessons and units,and build their students’ mathematical reasoning.

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