Mathematics Teaching Practice

Guide for University and College Lecturers

Author: J H Mason

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857099647

Category: Mathematics

Page: 230

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Mathematics; Clarifying the distinction between mathematical research and mathematics education, this book offers hundreds of suggestions for making small and medium sized changes for lectures, tutorials, task design, or problem solving. Here is guidance and inspiration for effective mathematics teaching in a modern technological environment, directed to teachers who are unhappy with results or experience, or those now in teacher training or new to the profession. Commencing with a range of student behaviours and attitudes that have struck and amazed tutors and lecturers, Professor Mason offers a wealth of partial diagnoses, followed by specific advice and suggestions for remedial actions. Offers suggestions for making small and medium-sized changes for lectures, tutorials, task design, or problem solving Provides guidance and inspiration for effective mathematics teaching in a modern technological environment Offers a wealth of partial diagnoses, followed by specific advice and suggestions for remedial actions

Making the Connection

Research and Teaching in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Author: Marilyn Paula Carlson,Chris Rasmussen

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883851838

Category: Mathematics

Page: 319

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The chapters in this volume convey insights from mathematics education research that have direct implications for anyone interested in improving teaching and learning in undergraduate mathematics. This synthesis of research on learning and teaching mathematics provides relevant information for any math department or individual faculty member who is working to improve introductory proof courses, the longitudinal coherence of precalculus through differential equations, students' mathematical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and students' understanding of fundamental ideas such as variable and rate of change. Other chapters include information about programs that have been successful in supporting students' continued study of mathematics. The authors provide many examples and ideas to help the reader infuse the knowledge from mathematics education research into mathematics teaching practice. University mathematicians and community college faculty spend much of their time engaged in work to improve their teaching. Frequently, they are left to their own experiences and informal conversations with colleagues to develop new approaches to support student learning and their continuation in mathematics. Over the past 30 years, research in undergraduate mathematics education has produced knowledge about the development of mathematical understandings and models for supporting students' mathematical learning. Currently, very little of this knowledge is affecting teaching practice. We hope that this volume will open a meaningful dialogue between researchers and practitioners toward the goal of realizing improvements in undergraduate mathematics curriculum and instruction.

Fundamental Constructs in Mathematics Education

Author: Sue Johnston-Wilder,John Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134338902

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Fundamental Constructs in Mathematics Education is a unique sourcebook crafted from classic texts, research papers and books in mathematics education. Linked together by the editors' narrative, the book provides a fascinating examination of, and insight into, key constructs in mathematics education and how they link together. The choice of constructs is based on (some of) the many constructs which have proved fruitful in research and which have informed choices made by teachers. The book is divided into two parts: learning and teaching. The first part includes views about how people learn - from Plato to Dewey, as well as constructivism, activity theory and French didactiques. The second part includes extracts concerned with initiating, sustaining and bringing to a conclusion learners' work on mathematical tasks. Fundamental Constructs in Mathematics Education provides access to a wide range of constructs in mathematics education and orients the reader towards important original sources.

A fresh start for collegiate mathematics

rethinking the courses below calculus

Author: Nancy Baxter Hastings

Publisher: Mathematical Assn of Amer

ISBN: 9780883851791

Category: Mathematics

Page: 396

View: 7059

Each year, over 1,000,000 students take college-level courses below calculus such as precalculus, college algebra and others that fulfill general education requirements. Most college algebra courses, and certainly all precalculus courses, were originally intended to prepare students for calculus. Most are still offered in this spirit, even though only a small percentage of students have any intention of taking calculus. This volume examines how the courses below calculus might be refocused to provide better mathematical experiences for all students. This initiative involves a greater emphasis on conceptual understanding with a de-emphasizing on rote manipulation. It encourages the use of realistic applications, math modeling and data analysis that reflect the ways mathematics is used in other disciplines. It promotes the use of active learning approaches, including group work, exploratory activities and projects. It emphasizes communication skills: reading, writing, presenting and listening. It endorses the appropriate use of technology to enhance conceptual understanding, visualization, and to enable students to tackle real-world problems.The 49 papers in this volume seek to focus attention on the problems and needs of the courses and to provide guidance to the mathematics community. Major themes include: new visions for introductory collegiate mathematics, transition from high school to college, needs of other disciplines, research on student learning, implementation issues, and ideas and projects that work.

Mathematical Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

Author: Susan Loucks-Horsley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761946861

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 9944

Updated Edition of Best Seller! Now in its second edition, this resource guides professional developers, administrators, and teacher leaders to design learning experiences for teachers that are directly linked to improving student learning.

Understanding RTI in Mathematics

Proven Methods and Applications

Author: Russell Monroe Gersten,Rebecca Newman-Gonchar

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781598571677

Category: Education

Page: 227

View: 7723

What do we know about RTI in math, why does it work, and how should K-12 teachers use it to ensure high-quality instruction and better outcomes? Find out in this definitive research-based text from more than 25 of today's top experts.

Handbook of Automated Essay Evaluation

Current Applications and New Directions

Author: Mark D. Shermis,Jill Burstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136334793

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 6019

This comprehensive, interdisciplinary handbook reviews the latest methods and technologies used in automated essay evaluation (AEE) methods and technologies. Highlights include the latest in the evaluation of performance-based writing assessments and recent advances in the teaching of writing, language testing, cognitive psychology, and computational linguistics. This greatly expanded follow-up to Automated Essay Scoring reflects the numerous advances that have taken place in the field since 2003 including automated essay scoring and diagnostic feedback. Each chapter features a common structure including an introduction and a conclusion. Ideas for diagnostic and evaluative feedback are sprinkled throughout the book. Highlights of the book’s coverage include: The latest research on automated essay evaluation. Descriptions of the major scoring engines including the E-rater®, the Intelligent Essay Assessor, the IntellimetricTM Engine, c-raterTM, and LightSIDE. Applications of the uses of the technology including a large scale system used in West Virginia. A systematic framework for evaluating research and technological results. Descriptions of AEE methods that can be replicated for languages other than English as seen in the example from China. Chapters from key researchers in the field. The book opens with an introduction to AEEs and a review of the "best practices" of teaching writing along with tips on the use of automated analysis in the classroom. Next the book highlights the capabilities and applications of several scoring engines including the E-rater®, the Intelligent Essay Assessor, the IntellimetricTM engine, c-raterTM, and LightSIDE. Here readers will find an actual application of the use of an AEE in West Virginia, psychometric issues related to AEEs such as validity, reliability, and scaling, and the use of automated scoring to detect reader drift, grammatical errors, discourse coherence quality, and the impact of human rating on AEEs. A review of the cognitive foundations underlying methods used in AEE is also provided. The book concludes with a comparison of the various AEE systems and speculation about the future of the field in light of current educational policy. Ideal for educators, professionals, curriculum specialists, and administrators responsible for developing writing programs or distance learning curricula, those who teach using AEE technologies, policy makers, and researchers in education, writing, psychometrics, cognitive psychology, and computational linguistics, this book also serves as a reference for graduate courses on automated essay evaluation taught in education, computer science, language, linguistics, and cognitive psychology.

Mathematische Vor- und Brückenkurse

Konzepte, Probleme und Perspektiven

Author: Isabell Bausch,Rolf Biehler,Regina Bruder,Pascal R. Fischer,Reinhard Hochmuth,Wolfram Koepf,Stephan Schreiber,Thomas Wassong

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658030658

Category: Mathematics

Page: 423

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Der Tagungsband gibt einen breiten Überblick über Ziele, Kursszenarien und Lehr-Lernkonzepte, Unterstützungsmaßnahmen in der Studieneingangsphase, Möglichkeiten des Assessments und der Diagnostik sowie einen Ausblick zur Zukunft von mathematischen Vor- und Brückenkursen. Zudem werden aktuelle Vor- und Brückenkursprojekte vorgestellt und der aktuelle empirische und theoretisch-konzeptionelle didaktische Forschungsstand in diesem Bereich abgebildet. ​

The Practice of Statistics

Author: Daren S. Starnes,Dan Yates,David S. Moore

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464100659

Category: Mathematics

Page: 858

View: 663

View a Panopto recording of textbook author Daren Starnes detailing ten reasons the new fourth edition of The Practice of Statistics is the right choice for the AP* Statistics course. Watch instructor video reviews here. Available for your Fall 2010 Course! Request Sample Chapter 3 here. The most thorough and exciting revision to date, The Practice of Statistics 4e is a text that fits all AP* Statistics classrooms. Authors Starnes, Yates and Moore drew upon the guidance of some of the most notable names in AP* and their students to create a text that fits today’s classroom. The new edition comes complete with new pedagogical changes, including built-in AP* testing, four-step examples, section summaries, “Check Your Understanding” boxes and more. The Practice of Statistics long stands as the only high school statistics textbook that directly reflects the College Board course description for AP* Statistics. Combining the data analysis approach with the power of technology, innovative pedagogy, and a number of new features, the fourth edition will provide you and your students with the most effective text for learning statistics and succeeding on the AP* Exam.

Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Techniques and Enrichment Units

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Jay Stepelman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 495

View: 9309

Intended for future teachers of mathematics (especially in the secondary schools), this guide covers teaching methods and provides enrichment materials. The methodological portion covers the challenge of teaching, long-range and short-range planning and making lessons more effective.

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Practical Teaching Methods K-6

Sparking the Flame of Learning

Author: Pamela Fannin Wilkinson,Margaret A. McNutt,Esther S. Friedman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0761946039

Category: Education

Page: 157

View: 9147

This curricula-based single resource for K-6 educators addresses the best teaching practices and methods available today and provides teachers with real classroom examples.

Big Ideas of Early Mathematics

What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know

Author: Jeanine O'Nan Brownell,Jie-Qi Chen,Lisa Ginet,Erikson Institute. Early Math Collaborative

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780132946971

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 1271

"The Big Ideas that convey the core concepts of mathematics are at the heart of this new book that gives early childhood educators the skills they need to organize for mathematics teaching and learning during the early years. For teachers of children ages three through six, the book provides foundations for further mathematics learning and helps facilitate long-term mathematical understanding. It's the perfect guide for those who want to focus their instruction on mathematics that is central, coherent, and rigorous. In it, readers see clearly why building early foundations in math matters, why teachers' understanding of foundational math matters, and why the methods used to teach it matter. Developed by the Erikson Institute's Early Math Collaborative team, the book groups the Big Ideas into nine chapter on topics that are familiar to early childhood teachers-sets, pattern and regularity, number, counting, operations, measurement, data analysis, shapes, and spatial thinking. The work is in keeping with the content strands identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and maps pathways to help teachers meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics." -- publisher website.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

View: 6908

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)