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October 07, 2016 09:23 ET

New DVD Series Delivers Key Strategies for Effectively Teaching K-12 Mathematics

BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - October 07, 2016) - Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced the release of its Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Facilitator's Guide DVD series.

Developed by top mathematics experts -- Juli K. Dixon, Edward C. Nolan, Thomasenia Lott Adams, Janet B. Andreasen, Guy Barmoha, Lisa A. Brooks, Erhan Selcuk Haciomeroglu, Tashana D. Howse, George J. Roy, Farshid Safi, and Jennifer M. Tobias -- this unscripted video series presents an authentic look inside real mathematics classrooms and invites educators to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics they teach. Individual video programs offer grade-band-specific content for teachers of K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school.

Each DVD set includes:

• A facilitator's guide with tailored activities and strategies to reinforce participants' knowledge
• A CD with a PowerPoint presentation and an electronic facilitator's guide for ease of use
• A copy from the Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching book series

"We use video to help create a shared image of what best practices look like in the classroom setting," explained Dixon. "The teacher sees the mathematics positioned within learning progressions, understands the math very deeply, experiences it in the classroom, and knows how to respond when students don't understand."

The series offers an in-depth exploration of proven processes and practices, including teaching mathematical modeling and reasoning; applying the tasks, questions, and evidence (TQE) process; providing focused, coherent, and rigorous mathematics instruction; and much more. It can be watched as a standalone video or used with the facilitator's guide to create two half-day workshops or one full-day workshop for teams.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching K-2 and 3-5 are now available to order at, while Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching 6-8 and High School are available for preorder.

About the Presenters

Juli K. Dixon, PhD, is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. An active researcher, she has also taught mathematics at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels.

Edward C. Nolan is a master teacher with the UTeach program at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, supporting undergraduate students seeking secondary mathematics and science education degrees.

Thomasenia Lott Adams, PhD, a professor of mathematics education, is associate dean for research and faculty development in the College of Education at the University of Florida.

Janet Andreasen, PhD, is an associate lecturer of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. She is also coordinator of secondary education and works with K-12 mathematics teachers.

Guy Barmoha is director of the Department of Mathematics, Science, & Gifted at Broward County Public Schools in Florida. Previously, he was an elementary mathematics curriculum supervisor.

Lisa Brooks, EdD, is a lecturer at the University of Central Florida, teaching general methods, mathematics methods, and science methods classes. She has a background in elementary education.

Erhan Selcuk Haciomeroglu, PhD, is an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. His research focuses on the conceptual understanding of calculus and technology integration in teaching.

Tashana Howse, PhD, is an assistant professor of mathematics education at Daytona State College, where she teaches mathematics and science methods courses for elementary and secondary education majors.

George J. Roy, PhD, is an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of South Carolina. He teaches mathematics methods courses in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education.

Farshid Safi, PhD, is an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dr. Safi focuses on developing prospective teachers' conceptual understanding of elementary and secondary mathematics.

Jennifer Tobias, PhD, is an associate professor at Illinois State University. She specializes in elementary mathematics with emphasis on preparing prospective elementary teachers and developing their understanding of mathematics.

About Solution Tree

Solution Tree delivers unparalleled professional development to schools and districts around the world. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a comprehensive range of services and products including events, district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses, and more.

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