Learn how to use children’s literature to engage students in mathematical problem solving. Teaching with children’s literature helps build a positive math environment, encourages students to think abstractly, shows students the real-world purposes of math, builds content-area literacy, and appeals to students with different learning styles and preferences. This practical book provides specific children’s book ideas and standards-based lessons that you can use to bring math alive in your own classroom. Special Features: Step-by-step ideas for using children’s literature to teach lessons based on the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content in kindergarten, first, and second grade Scripting, modeling, and discussion prompts for each lesson Information on alignment to the Standards for Mathematical Practice and how to put them into student-friendly language Reference to a wide variety of specific children’s literature that can provide a context for young children learning to engage in the standards Differentiated activities for students who are early, developing, and advanced problem solvers
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Primary and Secondary education is a formative time for young students. Lessons learned before the rigors of higher education help to inform learners’ future successes, and the increasing prevalence of learning tools and technologies can both help and hinder students in their endeavors. K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates the latest advances in online and mobile learning, as well as pedagogies and ontologies influenced by current developments in information and communication technologies, enabling teachers, students, and administrators to make the most of their educational experience. This multivolume work presents all stakeholders in K-12 education with the tools necessary to facilitate the next generation of student-teacher interaction.
Author: Gerard A. Venema
Release Date: 2013
This book provides an inquiry-based introduction to advanced Euclidean geometry. It utilizes dynamic geometry software, specifically GeoGebra, to explore the statements and proofs of many of the most interesting theorems in the subject. Topics covered include triangle centers, inscribed, circumscribed, and escribed circles, medial and orthic triangles, the nine-point circle, duality, and the theorems of Ceva and Menelaus, as well as numerous applications of those theorems. The final chapter explores constructions in the Poincaré disk model for hyperbolic geometry. The book can be used either as a computer laboratory manual to supplement an undergraduate course in geometry or as a stand-alone introduction to advanced topics in Euclidean geometry. The text consists almost entirely of exercises (with hints) that guide students as they discover the geometric relationships for themselves. First the ideas are explored at the computer and then those ideas are assembled into a proof of the result under investigation. The goals are for the reader to experience the joy of discovering geometric relationships, to develop a deeper understanding of geometry, and to encourage an appreciation for the beauty of Euclidean geometry.
Through the use of real-world models, collaborative learning, problem solving strategies, mini-investigations and optional technology, this text focuses on helping students make connections between math and child learning, and provides them with a hands-on tool for understanding math in the world around them.
Author: Tom Bassarear
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Release Date: 2001
The first and only text of its kind, "Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, 2/e, offers a comprehensive, content approach designed to foster hands-on, discovery-based mathematics instruction.Students first encounter new concepts through hands-on activities in the Explorations Manual, enabling them to construct their own understanding of the material. The text then serves as a resource for further investigation, explanation, and clarification. Unlike most texts, which present exercises very similar to examples, Bassarear demonstrates how real-life problems are generally complex and often filled with ambiguity. Students learn that there may be more than one way to find an answer--and even more than one answer.