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1st Edition

Mathematizing Your School
Creating a Culture for Math Success

ISBN 9780429449154
Published September 27, 2018 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

Learn the secrets to getting your entire school excited about math! This book from acclaimed author Dr. Nicki Newton and experienced instructional specialist Janet Nuzzie shows you how to integrate engaging math instruction at every level, from the small group project to the school-wide assembly. With contributions from math coaches, district leaders, and classroom teachers, this book will give you the practical tools you need to boost student proficiency, encourage collaboration between staff members, and make math an important part of school life.

You’ll also learn how to:

    • Create a safe and inviting environment for mathematics instruction;
    • Devote adequate amounts of instructional time to help students develop their skill set as proficient mathematicians;
    • Use real-world contexts and hands-on instruction to boost engagement;
    • Give students the tools and opportunities to be confident, to question, to take risks, and to make mistakes;
    • And much much more!

Table of Contents

Contents;  Meet the Team;  Foreword (by Dr. Karen Hickman);  Preface;  Acknowledgements;  Chapter 1: Introduction;  Chapter 2: Mathematizing Your District: Developing a Common Language;  Chapter 3: Mathematizing Your District: Building on Shared Knowledge;  Chapter 4: Mathematizing Your Staff;  Chapter 5: Mathematizing Your Campus;  Chapter 6: Mathematizing Your Classroom;  Chapter 7: Mathematizing Your Students;  Chapter 8: Mathematizing Your Intervention and Enrichment;  Chapter 9: Mathematizing Your Parents;  Chapter 10: Action Planning

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Nicki Newton has been an educator for 30 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 (, facebooker (Guided Math 123) tweeter (@drnickimath), Pinterest pinner (, and YouTuber (Dr. Nicki YouTube channel).

Janet Nuzzie has served teachers and students at the campus, regional, and district level for 23 years. She is the Instructional Specialist for Kindergarten-Grade 4 Mathematics in the Pasadena Independent School District (TX) and works to share the work of her district via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube (PISDMathematics).