Making Math Stick

Classroom strategies that support the long-term understanding of math concepts

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Teachers learn how to lead students to a deeper understanding of math concepts that goes beyond the test to ideas that stick. Making Math Stick offers many instructional strategies that will strengthen students’ ability to recall and apply previous learning. The strategies apply to all classrooms and support a variety of learning needs.

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This remarkable book shows teachers how to stop working harder and start working smarter. It describes a shift from “teach-test-move-on” to “teach-connect-apply” to optimize student learning. This valuable resource provides teachers with an understanding of simple, manageable, and sustainable strategies to change their approach immediately. These strategies build on heping students retain math concepts so they can apply them in novel situations down the road. The focus is on supporting teachers in framing instruction so that students strengthen their understanding, and can remember and apply learning. Making Math Stick is a game-changer that champions durable learning for all students. 

About the Author(s)

Dr. David Costello is an author and professional learning facilitator who focuses on mathematics instruction and learning. David has supported teachers in many roles including as a numeracy interventionist, numeracy coach, numeracy leader, and curriculum consultant.


Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Media: 144 pp/paper
Year: 2021
Item No: 8350
ISBN: 978-1-55138-350-7
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers