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Kathy Richardson

Professional Development Resources

These resources show teachers and administrators how to develop a positive environment for learning mathematics.

Materials include the Learning Environment book as well as the series of Math Perspectives Video Sets. The videos let teachers and administrators view real classrooms with students thinking and learning about math. Each set includes a guide with background information for the leader and handouts for the teacher.

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Item No: 211251
Price: $29.95
Grades: K-2

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The Learning Environment for K-2 Mathematics DVD

This video provides math leaders and teachers with a vision of what the larning environment should look like when teaching mathematics for understanding and concept development in the K-2 classroom.

Visit real classrooms where teachers are doing real work with children. You will get a close-up look at children thinking, looking for relationships, explaining, and working hard in a setting that encourages their active involvement. You will see a dynamic and supportive learning environment, featuring math stations, that helps children be successful in mathematics.

Included on the DVD is a guide with instructions for the facilitator and handouts for teachers. It is an ideal companion to support Kathy Richardson's Developing Number Concepts curriculum resources.

30 minutes

Item No: 211252
Price: $29.95
Grades: K-3

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Thinking with Numbers: Number Talks DVD

This video features real classrooms with teachers helping students think and learn about math. Thinking with Numbers features classroom teachers and students engaged in mental math sessions that foster children's understanding of number concepts. Teachers will learn how to develop and implement successful number talks in their classrooms.

The DVD demonstrates real students in real classrooms, typical of most students in this country. Yet not one of them says, "I can't do this problem." They all try, and they all find a way to solve the problems they are given. Why? Because they have been taught to do math in a way that makes sense to them.

Included on the DVD is a guide with instructions for the facilitator and handouts for teachers. It is an ideal companion to support Kathy Richardson's Developing Number Concepts curriculum resources.

60 minutes

Item No: 211253
Price: $29.95
Grades: K-3

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Making Math Time Work in the Classroom DVD

This video features real classrooms with teachers helping students think and learn about math. Making Math Time Work in Your Classroom is designed to show K-2 teachers how to create and orchestrate a learning environment where students develop mathematical understanding and learn to love math. From the room arrangement, to the simple matierals, to managing an effective "math time", where all students are confidently engaged at their own level, the viewers learn how to "make it all happen" right in their own classrooms.

Included on the DVD is a guide with instructions for the facilitator and handouts for teachers. It is an ideal companion to support Kathy Richardson's Developing Number Concepts curriculum resources.

60 minutes

Item No: 211285
Price: $29.95
Grades: K-3

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A Look at Children's Thinking DVD

This DVD examines the development levels of children's thinking while providing a model for assessment techniques. It will help teachers focus on how children think and what they understand so they can provide meaningful experiences to make sense of number concepts.

50 minutes

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Math Time: The Learning Environment

This book is uniquely devoted to helping K-2 teachers create a positive environment for learning mathematics.

Featuring step-by-step instructions, this book addresses many timely topics such as teaching for understanding, meeting the needs of all learners and planning for concept development.

Teachers will learn how to get their classroom ready, help children work independently, tell the difference between "right" answers and true understanding, and much more!


 

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