**Eyes on Math: A Visual Approach to Teaching Math Concepts **

**Author: Marian Small **

**Illustrated by Amy Lin **

**Teachers College Press **

An introductory chapter in this book addresses some of the research on the value of visual representations of mathematical ideas. It also addresses the importance of questioning that evokes a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.

Chapters 2 – 4 provide visuals for discussion of selected mathematical topics in Grades K – 2, 3 – 5 and 6 – 8, respectively. The intention is to help the teacher in building a rich mathematical environment by using carefully constructed visuals to evoke student thinking about mathematical concepts.

The e-book provides vibrant color pictures that can form the basis of valuable mathematical conversations. The print resource provides teachers with support by:

• clarifying the main idea that the visual is intended to bring out and where that concept appears in the Common Core Standards for mathematics

• explaining why that idea is an important one to develop in a mathematics classroom

• specifically explaining why the provided visual is likely to evoke that idea

• providing additional questions, beyond those in the e-book, to use in a conversation with students about the picture and the underlying mathematical idea(s), and

• providing extensions.

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