Math Expressions Books: Houghton Mifflin Math Expressions combines aspects of traditional approaches with the most powerful elements of reform teaching. This fresh approach to standards-based instruction is the next generation of math programs. Every lesson in Houghton Mifflin Math Expressions includes intervention, on level, and challenge differentiation to support classroom needs.
Math Expressions is a complete elementary school math curriculum that offers new ways to teach and learn mathematics. Math Expressions is designed to get everyone off to the right start. Math Expressions uses objects, drawings, conceptual language, and real-world situations to help students build mathematical ideas that make sense to them. Background information, clearly articulated strategies, and comprehensive activity support work for both experienced professionals and those just starting out. Student materials are clear, engaging, and fun. Home notes speak to the questions parents might have, in a friendly and conversational manner.
Houghton Mifflin Math Expressions balances deep understanding with essential skills and problem solving. Students invent, question, and explore, but also learn and practice important math strategies. Through daily Math Talk, students explain their methods and, in turn, become more fluent in them. The Houghton Mifflin Math Expressions Teachers Guide is written in a learn while teaching style. Math background and learning in the classroom resources are embedded at point of use in the Teachers Guide.
For twenty-five years, Dr. Karen Fuson, Professor Emeritus of Education and Psychology at Northwestern University, researched effective methods of teaching and learning mathematics. During the last ten years, with the support of the National Science Foundation for the Children's Math Worlds Research Project, Dr. Fuson began development of what is now the Math Expressions curriculum in real classrooms. It also works great as a homechool math curriculum. Learn more about Math Expressions curriculum.