What's Right About Wrong Answers

Learning from Math Mistakes, Grades 4-5

“You can’t learn to hit a three-point shot without missing a lot of shots. You can’t learn to play a piece of music correctly without striking a lot of wrong notes.” And, as Nancy Anderson explains in What’s Right About Wrong Answers, “You can’t learn math without making mistakes.”

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“You can’t learn to hit a three-point shot without missing a lot of shots. You can’t learn to play a piece of music correctly without striking a lot of wrong notes.” And, as Nancy Anderson explains in What’s Right About Wrong Answers, “You can’t learn math without making mistakes.”

Nancy turns mistakes on their head and helps you cleverly use them to students’ advantage. Each of the twenty-two activities in this book focuses on important ideas in grades 4–5 mathematics. By exa...read more

About the Author(s)

Nancy Anderson is K-8 Mathematics Coordinator and Grade 8 Mathematics Teacher at Milton Academy. Nancy is an experienced classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and professional developer. Her other publications include Classroom Discussions in Math and Good Questions for Math Teaching, Grades 5-8. Nancy earned her doctoral degree in mathematics education from Boston University 2012.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Whole-Number Multiplication and Division
  • Chapter 2: Fractions
  • Chapter 3: Decimals
  • Chapter 4: Measurement and Geometry
  • Appendix
  • References and Further Reading
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-5
Media: 136 pp/paper
Published: 03/2017
Item No: WEB-1086
ISBN: 978-1-62531-086-6
Hashtag: #MathMistakesBook

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