To become a successful mathematics teacher, you must first become a successful mathematics student. Ron Larson and Robyn Silbey's first edition of MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES, MATHEMATICS FOR TEACHERS: ACTIVITIES, MODELS, AND REALLIFE EXAMPLES helps students aspire to be the best educators they can be. You'll find Classroom Activities integrated into each section; Examples that ask students to use math tools to demonstrate and deepen understanding, math concepts in the classroom; reallife Examples that model math concepts students find in daily life; and finally, to frame Ron and Robyn's approach, Common Core State Standards aligned to each lesson to provide future teachers with the knowledge of what their students should know at various grade levels. Robyn has created short videos for each introductory activity in the book. Click here to view the activity for finding the area of a circle, or choose your own. 
Robyn’s Coaches’ Corner column has appeared in every issue in the News and Views Section since March, 2011. The column offers sound advice to readers about coaching methods, teaching strategies, planning tools, and Standardsrelated information. The column will continue through Volume 22 of the journal for the 20152016 year.
So You Have to Teach Math: Sound Advice for K6 Teachers (Burns & Silbey 2000) So You Have to Teach Math? poses more than 100 questions that new and experienced K–6 teachers often ask themselves—and provides indepth answers to these questions, no matter how large or how small. Marilyn Burns and Robyn Silbey’s responses are guaranteed to give teachers the support and direction they need to teach mathematics well. 

In Chapter 6 of this valuable resource, Robyn walks readers through her nationally utilized Lesson Observation Form. She emphasizes the necessity for the observer to watch students’ behavior during a lesson to completely assess a teacher’s effectiveness, and provides prompts to utilize as the lesson unfolds. 
Using Bar Diagrams to Solve Word Problems; Part One: Routine and OneStep Problems Bar Diagramming is a powerful visuallogical problem solving strategy focused on thinking and comprehension. Using this enhanced version of Singapore’s bar modeling, you can analyze, draw, and solve word problems. In Part One, Robyn introduces bar diagrams and demonstrates how they can be used to solve routine, onestep word problems. Add bar diagrams to your students’ problem solving toolbox! 

Using Bar Diagrams to Solve Word Problems; Part Two: NonRoutine and MultiStep Problems Bar diagramming Bar is a powerful visuallogical problem solving strategy focused on thinking and comprehension. Using this enhanced version of Singapore’s bar modeling, you can analyze, draw, and solve word problems. In Part Two, Robyn demonstrates how to tackle nonroutine and multistep problems using bar diagrams. Add bar diagrams to your students’ problem solving toolbox! 
Mathematics  Higher Level Thinking Questions The mathematics standards call for moving beyond memorization, rote learning, and application of predetermined procedures. The standards call on teachers to work toward a deeper conceptual understanding and to foster mathematical reasoning. How do we foster such a deep understanding of mathematics concepts? With deepthinking math questions, of course. You’ll find questions for sixteen elementary mathematics topics to promote mathematical thinking and interaction in your class. 

Secondary Mathematics  Higher Level Thinking Questions The mathematics standards call for moving beyond memorization, rote learning, and application of predetermined procedures. The standards call on teachers to work toward a deeper conceptual understanding and to foster mathematical reasoning. How do we foster such a deep understanding of mathematics concepts? With deepthinking math questions, of course. You’ll find questions for sixteen secondary mathematics topics to promote mathematical thinking and interaction in your class. 
Teaching Children Mathematics, NCTM, March, 1999 Mathematics educators know that authentic contexts provide a rich, meaningful backdrop to mathematics. This article illustrates how the newspaper can supply problemsolving opportunities with connections to the language arts, social studies, and science. What is in the Daily News? Problem Solving Opportunities (March 1999) 