Mathematics

Facilitator's Guide to Ways to Think About Mathematics

Wed, 10/06/2004

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Steve Benson, Susan Addington, Nina Arshavsky, Al Cuoco, Paul Goldenberg, Eric Karnowski

This guide provides staff developers, preservice educators, and mathematics department chairs with all the necessary tools to provide high-quality staff development in secondary mathematics. The materials were funded by the National Science Foundation and successfully field-tested in a wide variety of professional development and preservice settings. See also Ways to Think About Mathematics.

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Ways to Think About Mathematics

Wed, 10/06/2004

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Steve Benson, Susan Addington, Nina Arshavsky, Al Cuoco, Paul Goldenberg, Eric Karnowski

Ways to Think About Mathematics uses immersion experiences in algebra, geometry, and statistics to help mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. By experiencing the book’s open-ended problems, making and checking conjectures, and evaluating problem solving strategies, every mathematics teacher can become better prepared to deal with day-to-day classroom decisions.

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264pp.

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The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures

Thu, 01/01/2004

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Ingrid Chalufour, Cynthia Hoisington, Robin Moriarty, Jeff Winokur, Karen Worth

Published in Science & Children, this article describes how everyday activities—such as building with blocks—can be the basis for meaningful learning that meets national educational standards in science and mathematics. The authors describe the process of engaging preschool students in playing with different kinds of building blocks and encouraging them to share their observations about which kinds of materials were best for building strong structures.

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Choosing a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum

Mon, 01/01/2001

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This guide describes a process for considering and reviewing standards-based mathematics programs and raises questions and issues for readers to consider in their own processes. The guide addresses curriculum selection and implementation and offers ideas to help districts work through both of these phases. Our focus for the selection phase is on assembling a selection committee, assessing resources and needs, and creating guidelines and criteria for evaluating different programs.

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184 pp.

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Thinking (and Talking) About Technology in Math Classrooms

Sat, 12/30/2000

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This paper explores the impact of new technologies on the teaching and learning of mathematics. The author advocates the use of good judgment in choosing educationally appropriate technology for the classroom—and in designing the use of that technology as a tool in the learning of mathematics.

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