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

View: 3454

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.

Mathematical Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: 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: 5224

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: 4658

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.

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: 1241

"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.

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: 730

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.

The Practice of Statistics

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

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464100659

Category: Mathematics

Page: 858

View: 703

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 Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics

Systematic Intervention and Remediation

Author: Helene J. Sherman,Lloyd I. Richardson,George J. Yard

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132820608

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 3894

"Pearson professional development"--Cover.

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: 971

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.

Reader's Handbook

A Student Guide for Reading and Learning

Author: Laura Robb,Margaret Ann Richek,Ron Klemp,Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Great Source Education Group Inc

ISBN: 9780669495294

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 5605

Teacher and student materials for use in grade 5, part of a comprehensive reading curriculum set for classroom use.

Student's Solutions Manual for Finite Mathematics and Its Applications

Author: Larry J. Goldstein,David I. Schneider,Steven Hair,Martha J. Siegel

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134463445


Page: 264

View: 1333

For Finite Math courses for students majoring in business, economics, life science, or social sciences The most relevant choice Finite Mathematics is a comprehensive yet flexible text for students majoring in business, economics, life science, or social sciences. Its varied and relevant applications are designed to pique and hold student interest, and the depth of coverage provides a solid foundation for students' future coursework and careers. Built-in, optional instruction for the latest technology--graphing calculators, spreadsheets, and WolframAlpha--gives instructors flexibility in deciding how to integrate these tools into their course. Thousands of well-crafted exercises-a hallmark of this text-are available in print and online in MyLab(TM) Math to enable a wide range of practice in skills, applications, concepts, and technology. In the 12th Edition, new co-author Steve Hair (Pennsylvania State University) brings a fresh eye to the content and MyLab(TM) Math course based on his experience in the classroom. In addition to its updated applications, exercises, and technology coverage, the revision infuses modern topics such as health statistics and content revisions based on user feedback. The authors relied on aggregated student usage and performance data from MyLab(TM) Math to improve the quality and quantity of exercises. Also available with MyLab Math MyLab(TM) Math is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In the new edition, MyLab Math has expanded to include a suite of new videos, Interactive Figures, exercises that require step-by-step solutions, support for the graphing calculator, and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134768639 / 9780134768632 Finite Mathematics & Its Applications plus MyLab Math with Pearson eText -- Title-Specific Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134437764 / 9780134437767 Finite Mathematics & Its Applications 0134765729 / 9780134765723 MyLab Math plus Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Finite Mathematics & Its Applications

The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations

Practices, Programs, Policies, and Philosophies

Author: Carolyn Orange

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761978169

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 7494

Highlights include a comprehensive exploration of more than 60 proven practices, results-oriented programs, policies, and innovative movements/theories.

Big Ideas of Early Mathematics Plus Video-Enhanced Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package

Author: The Early Math Collaborative,-. Erikson's Early Math Ed,The Early Math Collaborative- Erikson In

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133548631

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 8568

NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound book. In this unique guide, classroom teachers, coaches, curriculum coordinators, college students, and teacher educators get a practical look at the foundational concepts and skills of early mathematics, and see how to implement them in their early childhood classrooms. Big Ideas of Early Mathematics presents the skills educators 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. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.