Reconceptualizing Mathematics

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ISBN: 1464193339
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Number of pages: 896
Author: Judith Sowder
Publisher: W. H. Freeman

Download and read online Reconceptualizing Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Reconceptualizing Mathematics, founded on research and studies of learning and mathematics teaching for many years, is designed for use in classrooms in which students take an active part in learning and experience doing math. The esteemed author team has written the only textbook of its kind to both incorporate aspects of student-centered learning into lessons and model the teaching that will be expected of their students. To this end, the authors provide worthwhile tasks, activities, and support for facilitating discussions. Quantitative reasoning and problem solving are recurring themes in Reconceptualizing Mathematics. The authors approach problem solving that teaches students to understand the quantities embedded in the situation and how they relate to each other.



Reconceptualizing Mathematics

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ISBN: 1464103356
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Number of pages: 960
Author: Judith Sowder
Publisher: W. H. Freeman

Download and read online Reconceptualizing Mathematics in PDF and EPUB More and more, prospective elementary teachers are being asked to develop what the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) calls “the habits of a mathematical thinker.” This breakthrough text became the new standard for training future elementary math teachers by doing just that, helping them absorb the ideas underlying essential math concepts, rather than just working problems and memorizing facts. Created from extensive math education research and class-testing, the book’s innovative pedagogy, convenient format (three-hole punched, perforated pages, wide margins), and supporting technology make it the ideal text for helping today’s students become tomorrow’s teachers.


Loose leaf Version for Reconceptualizing Mathematics

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ISBN: 9781319108250
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Number of pages: 896
Author: Judith Sowder
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

Download and read online Loose leaf Version for Reconceptualizing Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Reconceptualizing Mathematics, founded on research and studies of learning and mathematics teaching for many years, is designed for use in classrooms in which students take an active part in learning and experience doing math. The esteemed author team has written the only textbook of its kind to both incorporate aspects of student-centered learning into lessons and model the teaching that will be expected of their students. To this end, the authors provide worthwhile tasks, activities, and support for facilitating discussions. Quantitative reasoning and problem solving are recurring themes in Reconceptualizing Mathematics. The authors approach problem solving that teaches students to understand the quantities embedded in the situation and how they relate to each other.



Loose leaf Version for Reconceptualizing Mathematics

Filename: loose-leaf-version-for-reconceptualizing-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 146410901X
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Number of pages: 960
Author: Judith Sowder
Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning

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ISBN: 9789400764408
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Number of pages: 329
Author: Lyn D. English
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning in PDF and EPUB This book emanated primarily from concerns that the mathematical capabilities of young children continue to receive inadequate attention in both the research and instructional arenas. Research over many years has revealed that young children have sophisticated mathematical minds and a natural eagerness to engage in a range of mathematical activities. As the chapters in this book attest, current research is showing that young children are developing complex mathematical knowledge and abstract reasoning a good deal earlier than previously thought. A range of studies in prior to school and early school settings indicate that young learners do possess cognitive capacities which, with appropriately designed and implemented learning experiences, can enable forms of reasoning not typically seen in the early years. Although there is a large and coherent body of research on individual content domains such as counting and arithmetic, there have been remarkably few studies that have attempted to describe characteristics of structural development in young students’ mathematics. Collectively, the chapters highlight the importance of providing more exciting, relevant, and challenging 21st century mathematics learning for our young students. The chapters provide a broad scope in their topics and approaches to advancing young children’s mathematical learning. They incorporate studies that highlight the importance of pattern and structure across the curriculum, studies that target particular content such as statistics, early algebra, and beginning number, and studies that consider how technology and other tools can facilitate early mathematical development. Reconceptualising the professional learning of teachers in promoting young children’s mathematics, including a consideration of the role of play, is also addressed.


Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics

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ISBN: 9781135149499
Release Date: 2010-03-26
Number of pages: 232
Author: Liping Ma
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the knowledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such knowledge seems more common in China than in the United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts. The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.


Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice

Filename: transforming-teacher-education-for-social-justice.pdf
ISBN: 9780807774496
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 138
Author: Eva Zygmunt
Publisher: Teachers College Press

Download and read online Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice in PDF and EPUB Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice offers teacher educators a new way to think about the development of culturally responsive educators. The authors identify the core components needed to restructure and reorient programs of teacher education to adequately prepare new teachers for the racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities they will serve upon graduation. They propose a new model of teacher preparation that capitalizes on the strengths of programs evidencing important outcomes. Chapters address the notion of situated learning embedded in communities; the need for extensive clinical experience in authentic teaching situations; strategies for interweaving theory, content, pedagogy, and classroom practice; the importance of student engagement and motivation; and the implementation of critical service learning. Key policy implications of this model are also discussed within the current landscape of teacher education reform. Book Features: A specific approach for realizing the promise of culturally responsive teaching. A flexible model for a community-engaged teacher preparation. Compelling data on student learning outcomes based on university/school/community collaboration as evidence of eliminating the achievement gap. “The most striking piece of this book is the descriptions and stories of how the community serves as mentors to the university faculty and students. The authors take readers with them through the many authentic activities led by the community mentors. We are left both with the desire to spend time with these remarkable community members ourselves and the desire to develop similar community-based programs.” —Jana Noel, California State University, Sacramento “Mandatory reading for teacher educators who are serious about preparing teachers for diverse schools and communities.” —Tyrone Howard, UCLA


Outstanding Differentiation for Learning in the Classroom

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ISBN: 9781317558613
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Number of pages: 158
Author: Jayne Bartlett
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Outstanding Differentiation for Learning in the Classroom in PDF and EPUB One of the key features of an outstanding lesson is that all learners make progress. All learners are different and teachers must differentiate according to the individual pupil and their individual learning needs to achieve outstanding progress. Outstanding Differentiation for Learning in the Classroom is written with the class teacher in mind and demonstrates how differentiation can be used to enhance and support all aspects of the learning process. Including chapters on embedding differentiation during each phase of the lesson, assessment and questioning techniques, this book will help you to use differentiation effectively to produce outstanding results. With a strong focus on practical strategies to help you meaningfully apply differentiation in the classroom, this book covers: what differentiation actually means and why it should be applied in the classroom; sequencing and planning for learning with an overview of the learning cycle; practical teaching strategies and effective techniques to use in the classroom; how to structure and apply differentiation practices in your classroom, department and school. A vital starting point and effective guide for outstanding differentiation, this timely new book is packed full of practical exercises that are easy to implement in the classroom and it is essential reading for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike.


Questioning Assumptions and Challenging Perceptions

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ISBN: 9781475822045
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Number of pages: 95
Author: Connie L. Schaffer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Questioning Assumptions and Challenging Perceptions in PDF and EPUB Within a framework of cognitive dissonance, readers will continuously examine and reexamine their personal beliefs and perceptions. Readers will also investigate new information and varied perspectives related to urban schools. When readers finish this book, they will be on their way to becoming effective teachers in urban environments.


Creative Literacy in Action Birth through Age Nine

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ISBN: 9781337514866
Release Date: 2016-10-05
Number of pages: 304
Author: Janet Leigh Towell
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Creative Literacy in Action Birth through Age Nine in PDF and EPUB This new early literacy textbook (birth through age nine) focuses on creative literacy instruction through active participation of teachers, parents, and children -- providing preservice teachers with practical strategies and activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse learners. It offers a comprehensive view of literacy development and instruction, including assessment, phonemic awareness, and emergent literacy, phonics, vocabulary, reading, writing, and arts integration in diverse classrooms. The authors' holistic approach explains why and how reading and language arts should be taught from the perspective of the whole child, with an emphasis on creativity in a nurturing learning environment. Their unique perspective integrates the arts, educational psychology, and literacy instruction, represented throughout the text by the incorporation of the cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical parts of the self into a visual Holistic Model of Literacy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Reconceptualizing STEM Education

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ISBN: 9781317458500
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Number of pages: 364
Author: Richard A. Duschl
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Reconceptualizing STEM Education in PDF and EPUB Reconceptualizing STEM Education explores and maps out research and development ideas and issues around five central practice themes: Systems Thinking; Model-Based Reasoning; Quantitative Reasoning; Equity, Epistemic, and Ethical Outcomes; and STEM Communication and Outreach. These themes are aligned with the comprehensive agenda for the reform of science and engineering education set out by the 2015 PISA Framework, the US Next Generation Science Standards and the US National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The new practice-focused agenda has implications for the redesign of preK-12 education for alignment of curriculum-instruction-assessment; STEM teacher education and professional development; postsecondary, further, and graduate studies; and out-of-school informal education. In each section, experts set out powerful ideas followed by two eminent discussant responses that both respond to and provoke additional ideas from the lead papers. In the associated website highly distinguished, nationally recognized STEM education scholars and policymakers engage in deep conversations and considerations addressing core practices that guide STEM education.


Reconceptualizing Mathematics Launchpad 24 month Access

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ISBN: 1319039456
Release Date: 2017-05
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Author: Judith Sowder
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Download and read online Reconceptualizing Mathematics Launchpad 24 month Access in PDF and EPUB "Reconceptualizing Mathematics," founded on research and studies of learning and mathematics teaching for many years, is designed for use in classrooms in which students take an active part in learning and experience doing math. The esteemed author team has written the only textbook of its kind to both incorporate aspects of student-centered learning into lessons and model the teaching that will be expected of their students. To this end, the authors provide worthwhile tasks, activities, and support for facilitating discussions. Quantitative reasoning and problem solving are recurring themes in "Reconceptualizing Mathematics." The authors approach problem solving that teaches students to understand the quantities embedded in the situation and how they relate to each other. "


Building Teachers A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education

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ISBN: 9781133943013
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Number of pages: 480
Author: David Martin
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Building Teachers A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education in PDF and EPUB Designed from the ground up with a constructivist framework, BUILDING TEACHERS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO INTRODUCING EDUCATION, 2nd Edition helps future teachers create their own understanding of education. As the authors address the key topics generally covered in an introductory book, they encourage readers to develop their own understandings by connecting their prior knowledge, experiences, and biases with new experiences to which they will be exposed during the course. Highlights of the new edition include stronger standards integration and expanded material on diversity and technology. By interacting with the materials presented, rather than merely memorizing the book’s content, readers learn what teaching is all about in an exploratory, inquiring, constructivist-based manner. In turn, they can help the children in their classrooms learn meaningfully. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.