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Daily Math Thinking Routines in Action

Distributed Practices Across the Year, 1st Edition

By Nicki Newton


228 pages

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Bring math to life with routines that are academically rigorous, standards-based, and engaging! Go beyond circling ABCD on your bell ringers and do nows and get your students reasoning, modeling, and communicating about math every day! In this new book from bestselling author and consultant Dr. Nicki Newton, you’ll learn how to develop effective daily routines to improve students’ thinking, reasoning, and questioning about math. The book provides a wide variety of rigorous, high-interest routines and explains how to rotate and implement them into your curriculum. Inside, you’ll find:

    • Questioning techniques that encourage students to think beyond the "right vs. wrong" continuum
    • Tips for building a math-learning environment that is friendly and supportive of all students
    • Math vocabulary exercises that are meaningful and fun
    • An assortment of innovative daily activities, including "Fraction of the Day," "Truth or Fib," "Find and Fix the Error," "Guess My Number," "What Doesn’t Belong?" and many, many more.

Each chapter offers examples, charts, and tools that you can use immediately. With these resources and the practical advice throughout the book, you’ll increase students’ ability to understand math on a deeper level while keeping them engaged in their own learning processes.


"Daily Math Thinking Routines in Action offers practical ideas to support the implementation of NCTM’s mathematics teaching practices in our everyday classroom instruction. Dr. Newton models how purposeful distributed practice can be effective using tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving while also allowing students to engage in the mathematics using multiple entry points and multiple solution strategies. What a great resource to support the efforts of all classroom practitoners that seek to make mathematics accessible – and fun – for their students!" - Janet D. Nuzzie, Instructional Specialist, Pasadena ISD Elementary Mathematics, TX, and former President, Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics

"These routines are so critical in order to foster flexibility and discourse, and build number sense. Every classroom should require students to engage in these routines."– Alison Mello, K-8 Math and Science Director, Foxborough Public Schools, MA

"This book is a must have for every math teacher. It has practical ideas and strategies that are easy to implement into the classroom. Students will be engaged, challenged, and inspired by the thinking routines."--Tracy R. Easterling, Instructional Technology Coach and K-6 Math & Science Specialist, Bristol Tennessee City Schools, TN

Table of Contents


Meet the Author



Chapter 1: An Introduction to Daily Math Routines in Action

Chapter 2: A Deeper Dive into Daily Math Thinking Routines

Chapter 3: Creating the Community of Public Thinking Mathematicians

Chapter 4: The Art and Science of Questioning During Daily Mathematical Thinking Routines

Chapter 5: Rotating Rigorous Thinking Routines

Chapter 6: Number Flexes: Daily Routines

Chapter 7: Math Vocabulary

Chapter 8: Problem Solving as a Daily Routine

Chapter 9: Action Planning

About the Author

Dr. Nicki Newton hasbeen an educator for 28 years, working both nationally and internationally, with students of all ages. She has worked on developing Math Workshop and Guided Math Institutes around the country. She is also an avid blogger (www.guidedmath.wordpress.com), tweeter (@drnickimath), and Pinterest pinner (www.pinterest.com/drnicki7).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics