Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction A Casebook for Professional Development, Second Edition
“The uncommon value of this book is found in the way it treats teaching as an object of study. It engages all teachers in studying and improving teaching. It focuses directly on the details of teaching and on the methods used to interact with students about the content.” —From the Foreword by James Hiebert, Robert J. Barkley Professor of Education, University of Delaware
“Readers will gain insight about how to foster a challenging classroom that propels students toward a deeper understanding of mathematics.” --Journal for Research in Mathematics Education [reviewing first edition]
DIFFERENTIATION IN INSTRUCTION It may be that differentiation strategies begin with knowing the intent of standards, how they may be assessed and what it 'looks like' for students to meet standards, that is why this section is included in the Standards Based Instruction page. Appropriate assessment is needed to uncover and identify student misconceptions so that a teacher knows where the starting point is for students in understanding grade level standards.
Differentiated Instruction: Fast Track to the Top Mesquite Elementary School developed a teaching strategy that turned the school around in just six months and that continues to prove its effectiveness. There are 9 videos in this article that show how they continue to make growth.