For those who are hungry for change in math, Sensible Mathematics is the novel you just cannot put down. Steve Leinwand expertly contrasts traditional and alternative instructional practices in an effort to highlight the importance of the Common Core State Standards. Teachers and district leaders alike will benefit from reading this practical guide to implementing change in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
—Tammy Baumann, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator, School District of the City of Erie, New York
As a district administrator, anticipating the implementation of the Common Core State Standards is both exciting and daunting. Steve Leinwand’s Sensible Mathematics made me very enthusiastic and hopeful about the future of mathematics education in the United States. In order to make this shift in teaching, administrators and teachers must work together. This book provides the guidance to make that happen for people at any point in their career. Steve provides the steps that every school administrator and faculty could use to create a road map for implementation of the new standards. There is even a tool to help administrators assess the quality of their current mathematics program in order to decide where to begin. Steve allows the reader to acknowledge what they have done for children in the past that works, and at the same time think about the amazing potential of all children.
—Michelle Herman, Elementary Math Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools
Steven Leinwand has seen sensible mathematics in hundreds of classrooms around the world in his role as a teacher, a researcher, and a school leader. Best of all for us, he knows how to articulate those perspectives with clarity and wit.
—Dan Meyer, International speaker on mathematics education and one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future