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- ISBN: 9781119575733 | 1119575737
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 12/17/2019

**Help your students to think critically and creatively through team-based problem solving instead of focusing on testing and outcomes.**** **

Professionals throughout the education system are recognizing that standardized testing is holding students back. Schools tend to view children as *outcomes* rather than as *individuals* who require guidance on thinking critically and creatively. *Awesome Math *focuses on team-based problem solving to teach discrete mathematics, a subject essential for success in the STEM careers of the future. Built on the increasingly popular growth mindset, this timely book emphasizes a problem-solving approach for developing the skills necessary to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively.

In its current form, math education is a series of exercises: straightforward problems with easily-obtained answers. Problem solving, however, involves multiple creative approaches to solving meaningful and interesting problems. The authors, co-founders of the multi-layered educational organization AwesomeMath, have developed an innovative approach to teaching mathematics that will enable educators to:

- Move their students beyond the
*calculus trap*to study the areas of mathematics most of them will need in the modern world - Show students how problem solving will help them achieve their educational and career goals and form lifelong communities of support and collaboration
- Encourage and reinforce curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity in their students
- Get students into the growth mindset, coach math teams, and make math fun again
- Create lesson plans built on problem based learning and identify and develop educational resources in their schools

*Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning* is a must-have resource for general education teachers and math specialists in grades 6 to 12, and resource specialists, special education teachers, elementary educators, and other primary education professionals.