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Teaching with Tasks for Effective Mathematics Learning

Teaching with Tasks for Effective Mathematics Learning Author Peter Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781461446811
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 206
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​This book is about how teachers can use classroom mathematics tasks to support student learning, and presents data on the ways in which teachers used those tasks in a particular research project. It is the product of research findings focusing on teacher practice, teacher learning and knowledge, and student learning. It demonstrates how teachers can use mathematics tasks to promote effective student learning.​



Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development

Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development Author Catherine Carroll
ISBN-10 9781412915045
Release 2007-05-12
Pages 92
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This set of case-based leadership materials helps mathematics leaders build the facilitation skills, content knowledge, and pedagogy to design and implement effective staff development. Includes 44 seminars on 2 DVDs.



Mathematics Education and Language Diversity

Mathematics Education and Language Diversity Author Richard Barwell
ISBN-10 9783319145112
Release 2015-11-25
Pages 321
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This book examines multiple facets of language diversity and mathematics education. It features renowned authors from around the world and explores the learning and teaching of mathematics in contexts that include multilingual classrooms, indigenous education, teacher education, blind and deaf learners, new media and tertiary education. Each chapter draws on research from two or more countries to illustrate important research findings, theoretical developments and practical strategies.



Using IT Effectively in Teaching and Learning

Using IT Effectively in Teaching and Learning Author Niki Davis
ISBN-10 9781134808540
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 288
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Computers are not often associated with passion or culture, yet the use of information technology still has a surprisingly emotional effect on many people, including teachers and learners. This emotion may be anything from excitement and enthusiasm to anger or a sense of threat. Often, this strongly emotional response can prevent us from learning how to use IT effectively as a tool for learning. This book explores how IT can make a real difference to the quality of learning. Its approach takes account of some of the cultural, sociological and psychological factors, which influence how IT is used. The chapters are arranged in three parts. Part One explores the potential of IT as one of many tools which can influence the quality and experience of learning. Part Two looks at how teachers' professional development can help them to use IT effectively in the classroom. Part Three examines strategies for co-ordinating and managing IT development across a whole school or department. Whether you class yourself as technophile or technophobe, this book will show you how you can use IT more effectively in teaching and learning.



Visual Mathematics and Cyberlearning

Visual Mathematics and Cyberlearning Author Dragana Martinovic
ISBN-10 9789400723214
Release 2012-12-24
Pages 250
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This first book in the series will describe the Net Generation as visual learners who thrive when surrounded with new technologies and whose needs can be met with the technological innovations. These new learners seek novel ways of studying, such as collaborating with peers, multitasking, as well as use of multimedia, the Internet, and other Information and Communication Technologies. Here we present mathematics as a contemporary subject that is engaging, exciting and enlightening in new ways. For example, in the distributed environment of cyber space, mathematics learners play games, watch presentations on YouTube, create Java applets of mathematics simulations and exchange thoughts over the Instant Messaging tool. How should mathematics education resonate with these learners and technological novelties that excite them?



Preparing Teachers

Preparing Teachers Author Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
ISBN-10 9780309128056
Release 2010-06-25
Pages 234
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Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.



Teaching Mathematics to Able Children

Teaching Mathematics to Able Children Author Valsa Koshy
ISBN-10 9781136626135
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 148
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This book enables teachers to effectively meet the needs of their most able mathematicians. Using a tried and tested set of principles developed and used by The Able Children's Education Unit at Brunel University, the author demonstrates how to: identify high mathematical ability in a pupil, plan suitably challenging activities and teach them most effectively within the existing National Numeracy framework, make the most of the classroom resources available, including ICT and external agencies, implement strategies for differentiation, illustrated with real-life classroom examples. Accessible in style and featuring practical case studies throughout, this book will give teachers and student teachers the confidence and knowledge to effectively challenge and develop the skills of the most able mathematician.



Principles to Actions

Principles to Actions Author National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
ISBN-10 0873537742
Release 2014-02
Pages 139
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This text offers guidance to teachers, mathematics coaches, administrators, parents, and policymakers. This book: provides a research-based description of eight essential mathematics teaching practices ; describes the conditions, structures, and policies that must support the teaching practices ; builds on NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to attain much higher levels of mathematics achievement for all students ; identifies obstacles, unproductive and productive beliefs, and key actions that must be understood, acknowledged, and addressed by all stakeholders ; encourages teachers of mathematics to engage students in mathematical thinking, reasoning, and sense making to significantly strengthen teaching and learning.



Teaching and Learning Mathematics Through Variation

Teaching and Learning Mathematics Through Variation Author Rongjin Huang
ISBN-10 9463007806
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 476
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Efforts to improve mathematics teaching and learning globally have led to the ever-increasing interest in searching for alternative and effective instructional approaches from others. Students from East Asia, such as China and Japan, have consistently outperformed their counterparts in the West. Yet, Bianshi Teaching (teaching with variation) practice, which has been commonly used in practice in China, has been hardly shared in the mathematics education community internationally. This book is devoted to theorizing the Chinese mathematical teaching practice, Bianshi teaching, that has demonstrated its effectiveness over half a century; examining its systematic use in classroom instruction, textbooks, and teacher professional development in China; and showcasing of the adaptation of the variation pedagogy in selected education systems including Israel, Japan, Sweden and the US. This book has made significant contributions to not only developing the theories on teaching and learning mathematics through variation, but also providing pathways to putting the variation theory into action in an international context. "This book paints a richly detailed and elaborated picture of both teaching mathematics and learning to teach mathematics with variation. Teaching with variation and variation as a theory of learning are brought together to be theorized and exemplified through analysis of teaching in a wide variety of classrooms and targeting both the content and processes of mathematical thinking. Highly recommended." - Kaye Stacey, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne, Australia "Many teachers in England are excited by the concept of teaching with variation and devising variation exercises to support their pupils' mastery of mathematics. However, fully understanding and becoming proficient in its use takes time. This book provides a valuable resource to deepen understanding through the experiences of other teachers shared within the book and the insightful reflections of those who have researched this important area. - Debbie Morgan, Director for Primary Mathematics, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, United Kingdom



Adding It Up

Adding It Up Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309132843
Release 2001-11-13
Pages 480
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Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning: Research findings on what children know about numbers by the time they arrive in pre-K and the implications for mathematics instruction. Details on the processes by which students acquire mathematical proficiency with whole numbers, rational numbers, and integers, as well as beginning algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics.



Becoming a Successful Teacher of Mathematics

Becoming a Successful Teacher of Mathematics Author Howard Tanner
ISBN-10 0415230691
Release 2000
Pages 239
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This is a guide for trainee teachers and new teachers of secondary mathematics. It is based on research findings relating to the organisation and management of maths classrooms, teaching approaches, assessment and the common misconceptions.



The Mathematics Education of Prospective Secondary Teachers Around the World

The Mathematics Education of Prospective Secondary Teachers Around the World Author Marilyn E. Strutchens
ISBN-10 9783319389653
Release 2016-10-22
Pages 58
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This volume shares and discusses significant new trends and developments in research and practices related to various aspects of preparing prospective secondary mathematics teachers from 2005–2015. It provides both an overview of the current state-of-the-art and outstanding recent research reports from an international perspective. The authors completed a thorough review of the literature by examining major journals in the field of mathematics education, and other journals related to teacher education and technology. The systematic review includes four major themes: field experiences; technologies, tools and resources; teachers' knowledge; and teachers' professional identities. Each of them is presented regarding theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and major findings. Then the authors discuss what is known in the field and what we still need to know related to the major topics.



Cultural Perspectives on the Mathematics Classroom

Cultural Perspectives on the Mathematics Classroom Author Steve Lerman
ISBN-10 9789401711999
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 215
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Mathematics teaching and learning have been dominated by a concern for the intellectual readiness of the child, debates over rote learning versus understanding and, recently, mathematical processes and thinking. The gaze into today's mathematics classroom is firmly focused on the individual learner. Recently, however, studies of mathematics in social practices, including the market place and the home, have initiated a shift of focus. Culture has become identified as a key to understanding the basis on which the learner appropriates meaning. The chapters in this timely book attempt to engage with this shift of focus and offer original contributions to the debate about mathematics teaching and learning. They adopt theoretical perspectives while drawing on the classroom as both the source of investigation and the site of potential change and development. The book will be of fundamental interest to lecturers and researchers and to teachers concerned with the classroom as a cultural phenomenon.



Handbook of Research on Learner Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development

Handbook of Research on Learner Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development Author Keengwe, Jared
ISBN-10 9781522508939
Release 2016-08-18
Pages 451
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Education in the 21st century is shifting focus from accessing and sharing information to designing active and collaborative learning environments which foster student engagement and critical thinking skills. Active learning features a hands-on, activity-based teaching approach during which students synthesize information and take joy in new discovery. The Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development presents a comprehensive look into the methodologies and strategies necessary to establish classroom climates in which students feel free to question their preconceptions and express opinions. Featuring chapters from international researchers, this book is ideal for administrators, teachers, policy makers, and students of education.



Task Design In Mathematics Education

Task Design In Mathematics Education Author Anne Watson
ISBN-10 9783319096292
Release 2015-10-26
Pages 339
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This book is the product of ICMI Study 22 Task Design in Mathematics Education. The study offers a state-of-the-art summary of relevant research and goes beyond that to develop new insights and new areas of knowledge and study about task design. The authors represent a wide range of countries and cultures and are leading researchers, teachers and designers. In particular, the authors develop explicit understandings of the opportunities and difficulties involved in designing and implementing tasks and of the interfaces between the teaching, researching and designing roles – recognising that these might be undertaken by the same person or by completely separate teams. Tasks generate the activity through which learners meet mathematical concepts, ideas, strategies and learn to use and develop mathematical thinking and modes of enquiry. Teaching includes the selection, modification, design, sequencing, installation, observation and evaluation of tasks. The book illustrates how task design is core to effective teaching, whether the task is a complex, extended, investigation or a small part of a lesson; whether it is part of a curriculum system, such as a textbook, or promotes free standing activity; whether the task comes from published source or is devised by the teacher or the student.



Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions

Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions Author Margaret Schwan Smith
ISBN-10 1483351114
Release 2011
Pages 104
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Describes five practices for productive mathematics discussions, including anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting.



The Mathematical Education of Teachers II

The Mathematical Education of Teachers II Author Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences
ISBN-10 9780821869260
Release 2012
Pages 86
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This report is a resource for those who teach mathematics and statistics to pre-K-12 mathematics teachers, both future teachers and those who already teach in our nation's schools. The report makes recommendations for the mathematics that teachers should know and how they should come to know that mathematics.