### Why Choose Us?

- We limit the scope of each workshop to specific Common Core State Standards and Principals and Standards of School Mathematics to insure an in-depth understanding of concepts and transfer of knowledge to the class-room.
- We guarantee the outcomes identified in each workshop description through research-validated methods and materials.
- Materials are field tested and mapped to Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, Common Core State Standards and expectations.
- We increase student achievements, generate teacher enthusiasm, and change attitudes towards the teaching and learning of mathematics.
- We give participants professionally prepared materials which are listed in workshop descriptions.
- We offer graduate credit and CEU's.

Product Description:

**Thinking Strategies for Mastering Math’s®** dictionary for K - 4th grade students is not an alphabetized list of terms vaguely defined by examples. Concepts in our dictionary are clearly and accurately defined in words, used in one or more examples, and developed by one or more problem solving activities. **Scoobee** games throughout the dictionary encourage concept and language development.

Thinking Strategies dictionary groups related concepts. For example, to learn the four components of a numeration system, go to the chapter titled Base-ten Numeration System for Whole Numbers. To learn the numerals we commonly used to name the number of fingers on one hand, go to the chapter titled Numerals. To learn what the three classifications of numbers are and how they are used, go to the chapter titled The Three Classifications of Numbers. Want to know the order of operations and see examples of expressions evaluated following the order of operations, go to the chapter titled Order of Operations.

Concepts defined in this dictionary are Standards of **Common Core State Standards **and **Principals and Standards for School Mathematics, 2000**.

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Why do you need this dictionary?

Definitions of concepts are considered fundamental in mathematics for the following reasons:

Definitions provide the fundamental characteristics of a concept.

Definitions establish the foundation for problem solving.

Definitions create concept uniformity.

Definitions play a major role in the assimilation of concepts.

Definitions provide the language students use to communicate mathematically.

Definitions make the teaching of mathematics less problematic!

Definitions are the “proof.”

For all the reasons above, every elementary educator needs this dictionary!

Grade:

Kindergarten through Fourth Grade

We encourage prekindergarten teachers and fifth grade teachers to purchase this dictionary.

Quantity:

Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade: 1 per educator

Third Grade, Fourth Grade: 1 per educator, 1 for every 3 or 4 students