# Educational Books Worth Reading

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Professional development books for math teachers to sharpen their skills and better meet their students' needs. | maneuveringthemiddle.com

What's Math Got To Do With It by Jo Boaler

The Good, The Bad, and The Wonderful of Math Workshop - blog post by First Grade Kate

This is a perfect common core math game! It gets and decomposing and recomposing numbers which feed perfectly into addition and subtraction.

Should we stop making kids memorize times tables? Stanford University’s Jo Boaler says teachers and parents should stop using math flash cards, stop drilling kids in addition and multiplication and especially stop forcing students to do calculations quickly under time pressure. Her working paper: “Fluency Without Fear: Research Evidence on the Best Ways to Learn Math Facts,”

Naking Number Talks Matter