Mathematical Mindsets

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ISBN: 9780470894521
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Number of pages: 320
Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Mathematical Mindsets in PDF and EPUB "Provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler--Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning--has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students"--Amazon.com.


Mathematical Mindsets

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ISBN: 9781118418277
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Number of pages: 320
Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Mathematical Mindsets in PDF and EPUB Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets: Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.


Mathematical Mindsets

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ISBN: 9781118415535
Release Date: 2015-10-12
Number of pages: 320
Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Mathematical Mindsets in PDF and EPUB Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets: Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.


Yes But Why Teaching for Understanding in Mathematics

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ISBN: 9781526412423
Release Date: 2017-02-25
Number of pages: 336
Author: Ed Southall
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Yes But Why Teaching for Understanding in Mathematics in PDF and EPUB This book sheds light on the hidden connections between everything in mathematics at school so teachers can explain it while fully understanding it themselves.


What s Math Got to Do with It

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ISBN: 9781101992050
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Number of pages: 272
Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online What s Math Got to Do with It in PDF and EPUB “Highly accessible and enjoyable for readers who love and loathe math.” —Booklist A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children’s mathematics learning, What’s Math Got to Do with It? is “an inspiring resource” (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of What’s Math Got to Do with It?, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists’ understanding of learning and potential. As always Jo Boaler presents research findings through practical ideas that can be used in classrooms and homes. The new What’s Math Got to Do with It? prepares teachers and parents for the Common Core, shares Boaler’s work on ways to teach mathematics for a “growth mindset,” and includes a range of advice to inspire teachers and parents to give their students the best mathematical experience possible.


Mindset Mathematics

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ISBN: 1119358809
Release Date: 2017-08-28
Number of pages: 200
Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Download and read online Mindset Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Each grade level’s materials will be structured as a single volume for teachers. Each volume will include a collection of mathematical tasks focused on the big mathematical ideas in the grade level that create space for students to engage in (1) visual mathematics, (2) play, and (3) investigation. For each big idea the text will unpack for teachers the big ideas and how to look for student thinking around these ideas to make instructional decisions. It will address the questions: What is the big idea and why is it important? How do students learn this big idea? What should I look for in student thinking and strategies? Further, each activity or task will be accompanied by ideas for how to launch and how to facilitate discussion after the activity. Activities in the three areas – visual math, play, and investigation – will be provided as reproducibles.


Experiencing School Mathematics

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ISBN: 9781135642419
Release Date: 2002-12-18
Number of pages: 224
Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Experiencing School Mathematics in PDF and EPUB NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS ONLY: This is a revised edition of Experiencing School Mathematics first published in 1997 by Open University Press, © Jo Boaler. This revised edition is for sale in North America only. The first book to provide direct evidence for the effectiveness of traditional and reform-oriented teaching methods, Experiencing School Mathematics reports on careful and extensive case studies of two schools that taught mathematics in totally different ways. Three hundred students were followed over three years, providing an unusual and important range of data, including observations, interviews, questionnaires, and assessments, to show the ways students' beliefs and understandings were shaped by the different approaches to mathematics teaching. The interviews that are reproduced in the book give compelling insights into what it meant to be a student in the classrooms of the two schools. Questions are raised about and new evidence is provided for: * the ways in which "traditional" and "reform oriented" mathematics teaching approaches can impact student attitude, beliefs, and achievement; *the effectiveness of different teaching methods in preparing students for the demands of the "real world" and the 21st century; *the impact of tracking and heterogeneous ability grouping; and *gender and teaching styles--the potential of different teaching approaches for the attainment of equity. The book draws some radical new conclusions about the ways that traditional teaching methods lead to limited forms of knowledge that are ineffective in non-school settings. This edition has been revised for the North American market to show the relevance of the study results in light of the U.S. reform movement, the "math wars" and debates about teachers, assessment, and tracking. The details of the study have been rewritten for an American audience and the results are compared with research conducted in the U.S. This is an important volume for mathematics teachers and researchers, education policymakers, and for students in mathematics education courses. NOTE: This is a revised edition of Experiencing School Mathematics first published in 1997 by Open University Press, © Jo Boaler. This revised edition is for sale in North America only.


Connecting Mathematical Ideas

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ISBN: UOM:49015002974112
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 127
Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

Download and read online Connecting Mathematical Ideas in PDF and EPUB In math, like any subject, real learning takes place when students can connect what they already know to new ideas. In Connecting Mathematical Ideas, Jo Boaler and Cathy Humphreys offer a comprehensive way to improve your ability to help adolescents build connections between different mathematical ideas and representations and between domains like algebra and geometry. Connecting Mathematical Ideas contains two-CDs worth of video case studies from Humphreys' own middle-school classroom that show her encouraging students to bridge complex mathematical concepts with their prior knowledge. Replete with math talk and coverage of topics like representation, reasonableness, and proof, the CDs also include complete transcripts and study questions that stimulate professional learning. Meanwhile, the accompanying book guides you through the CDs with in-depth commentary from Boaler and Humphreys that breaks down and analyzes the lesson footage from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint. In addition to addressing the key content areas of middle school mathematics, Boaler and Humphreys pose and help you address a broad range of frequently asked pedagogical questions, such as: How can I organize productive class discussions? How do I ask questions that stimulate discussion and thought among my students? What's the most effective way to encourage reticent class members to speak up? What role should student errors play in my teaching? Go inside real classrooms to solve your toughest teaching questions. Use the case studies and the wealth of professional support within Connecting Mathematical Ideas and find new ways to help your students connect with math.


Intentional Talk

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ISBN: 9781571109767
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 168
Author: Elham Kazemi
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

Download and read online Intentional Talk in PDF and EPUB Not all mathematics discussions are alike. It's one thing to ask students to share how they solved a problem, to get ideas out on the table so that their thinking becomes visible; but knowing what to do with students' ideas--where to go with them--can be a daunting task. Intentional Talk provides teachers with a framework for planning and facilitating purposeful mathematics discussions that enrich and deepen student learning. According to Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz, the critical first step is to identify a discussion's goal and then understand how to structure and facilitate the conversation to meet that goal. Through detailed vignettes from both primary and upper elementary classrooms, the authors provide a window into what teachers are thinking as they lead discussions and make important pedagogical and mathematical decisions along the way. Additionally, the authors examine students' roles as both listeners and talkers and, in the process, offer a number of strategies for improving student participation and learning. A collection of planning templates included in the appendix helps teachers apply the right structure to discussions in their own classrooms. Intentional Talk provides the perfect bridge between student engagement and conceptual understanding in mathematical discussions.


Multiple Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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ISBN: 1567505341
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 278
Author: Jo Boaler
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Multiple Perspectives on Mathematics Teaching and Learning in PDF and EPUB Authors analyze mathematics education from a range of perspectives. They address such practical problems as: maximizing the impact of teacher education programmes; increasing learning opportunities for students working in groups; and the impact of male domination in mixed classrooms.


Transforming Primary Mathematics

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ISBN: 9781136657511
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Number of pages: 176
Author: Mike Askew
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Transforming Primary Mathematics in PDF and EPUB "What is good mathematics teaching? What is mathematics teaching good for? Who is mathematics teaching for? These are just some of the questions addressed in Transforming Primary Mathematics, a highly timely new resource for teachers which accessibly sets out the key theories and latest research in primary maths today. Under-pinned by findings from the largest research programme into primary mathematics funded in recent years, it offers a clear, practical approach to implementing fundamental change in curriculum, classroom environment and teaching styles. Written by one of the top experts in mathematics education, it offers an inspiring, sometimes controversial, and often unconventional look at the subject of mathematics, by: - Endorsing the use of a 'new mathematics' - one based on problem solving, modelling and inquiry, not on abstract rules, memorising, and regurgitation - Arguing that there is more to maths teaching than 'death by a thousand worksheets' - Challenging norms, such as the practice of sorting children into sets based on their perceived mathematical ability - Asking whether this mathematical ability is innate or a result of social practices - Upholding the idea that mathematics teaching is an adaptive challenge, rather than a technical problem - Advocating an environment where teachers are encouraged to take risks - Looking at how best to prepare learners for an unknown future - Encouraging reflection on teachers' own beliefs and values about mathematics. Transforming Primary Mathematics is for all primary school teachers who want to make mathematics welcoming, engaging, inclusive and successful"--Résumé de l'éditeur.


How to Teach Mathematics Third Edition

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ISBN: 9781470425524
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Number of pages: 146
Author: Steven G. Krantz
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

Download and read online How to Teach Mathematics Third Edition in PDF and EPUB This third edition is a lively and provocative tract on how to teach mathematics in today's new world of online learning tools and innovative teaching devices. The author guides the reader through the joys and pitfalls of interacting with modern undergraduates--telling you very explicitly what to do and what not to do. This third edition has been streamlined from the second edition, but still includes the nuts and bolts of good teaching, discussing material related to new developments in teaching methodology and technique, as well as adding an entire new chapter on online teaching methods.


Making Number Talks Matter

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ISBN: 9781571109989
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Number of pages: 200
Author: Cathy Humphreys
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

Download and read online Making Number Talks Matter in PDF and EPUB Making Number Talks Matter is about the myriad decisions facing teachers as they make this fifteen-minute daily routine a vibrant and vital part of their mathematics instruction. Throughout the book, Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker offer practical ideas for using Number Talks to help students learn to reason numerically and build a solid foundation for the study of mathematics. This book will be an invaluable resource whether you are already using Number Talks or not; whether you are an elementary, middle school, high school, or college teacher; or even if you are a parent wanting to support your child with mathematics. Using insight gained from many years of doing Number Talks with students of all ages, Cathy and Ruth address questions to ask during Number Talks, teacher moves that turn the thinking over to students, the mathematics behind the various strategies, and ways to overcome bumps in the road. If you've been looking for ways to transform your mathematics classroom--to bring sense-making and divergent thinking to the foreground, to bring the Standards for Mathematical Practice to life, and to bring joy back into your instruction--this book is for you.


Making Sense of Math

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ISBN: 9781416622420
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Number of pages: 64
Author: Cathy L. Seeley
Publisher: ASCD

Download and read online Making Sense of Math in PDF and EPUB In Making Sense of Math, Cathy L. Seeley, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, shares her insight into how to turn your students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. This practical volume concentrates on the following areas: * Making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that help students analyze, understand, and adapt to problems when they encounter them. * Addressing the mathematical building blocks necessary to include in effective math instruction. * Turning teaching “upside down” by shifting how we teach, focusing on discussion and analysis as much as we focus on correct answers. * Garnering support for the changes you want to make from colleagues and administrators. Learn how to make math meaningful for your students and prepare them for a lifetime of mathematical fluency and problem solving.


Small Steps Big Changes

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ISBN: 9781571108135
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 146
Author: Chris Confer
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

Download and read online Small Steps Big Changes in PDF and EPUB During the past two decades, Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez have worked to deepen and improve mathematics instruction at schools around the country. The authors identify eight tested principles that transform what can be an overwhelming process into a set of comprehensible and concrete steps. Each phase of the change process is brought to life through the stories and perspectives of teachers, coaches, and principals. --from publisher description.