## ABSTRACT

*Beyond Answers: Exploring Mathematical Practices with Young Children*, author **Mike Flynn** provides teachers with a clear and deep sense of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and shares ideas on how to best implement them in K-2 classrooms.

Each chapter is dedicated to one of the eight common core standards. Using examples from his own teaching and vignettes from many other K-2 teachers, **Flynn** does the following:

- Invites you to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally
- Demonstrates what it means for children to understand not just do math
- Explores what it looks like when young children embrace the important behaviors espoused by the practices
- The book's extensive collection of stories from K-2 classroom provides readers with glimpses of classroom dialogue, teacher reflections, and examples of student work.
- Focus questions at the beginning of each vignette help you analyze the examples and encourage further reflection.

*Beyond Answers* is a wonderful resource that can be used by individual teachers, study groups, professional development staff, and in math methods courses.