1st Edition

Rigor in the K–5 Math and Science Classroom A Teacher Toolkit

    194 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    194 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    Learn how to incorporate rigorous activities in your math or science classroom and help students reach higher levels of learning. Expert educators and consultants Barbara R. Blackburn and Abbigail Armstrong offer a practical framework for understanding rigor and provide specialized examples for elementary math and science teachers. Topics covered include:

    • Creating a rigorous environment
    • High expectations
    • Support and scaffolding
    • Demonstration of learning
    • Assessing student progress
    • Collaborating with colleagues

    The book comes with classroom-ready tools, offered in the book and as free eResources on our website at www.routledge.com/9780367343194.

    1. Introduction  2. Creating a Rigorous Environment  3. Expectations  4. Support and Scaffolding  5. Demonstration of Learning  6. Assessment  7. Collaborating to Improve Rigor


    Barbara R. Blackburn, a Top 30 Global Guru in Education, has taught early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students, and has served as an educational consultant for three publishing companies. In addition to speaking at international, national and state conferences, she also regularly presents workshops for teachers and administrators in elementary, middle and high schools. She is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller Rigor Is Not a Four-Letter Word.

    Abbigail Armstrong, co-author of Rigor in the 6–12 Math and Science Classroom, is a professor at Winthrop University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Middle Level Education Program. She supervises middle school student teachers and collaborates with area schools on special projects. She regularly presents on student motivation, rigor and high-impact instructional strategies nationally.