Demonstrating instructional principles discussed in David A. Sousa’s How the Brain Learns Mathematics, this resource provides brain-friendly, ready-to-use mathematics lessons for Grades 2–3. Teachers will find step-by-step guidance and all the necessary reproducible materials for mathematics instruction that involves group work, reflection, movement, and visualization. Through activities such as Jumping Jelly Beans, Math Hockey, and Treasure Hunt, young learners will enjoy developing skills connected with number patterns and place value, multi-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, geometry, and more.
Aligned with NCTM standards and focal points, the instructional strategies:
Enhance motivation and content retention
Address individual intelligences
Promote writing as an important learning tool
Use concrete models to make concepts meaningful
Connect mathematical ideas to the real world
Teach creative problem solving
Deepen and revitalize instruction using Sousa’s proven brain-compatible approach for helping every student develop self-confidence in mathematics!