Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
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Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain, PreK-8



© 2009 | 200 pages | Corwin

"The author does a good job of describing the NCTM content standards and providing examples that incorporate recommendations from NCTM and other experts in the field on how best to deepen students' understanding of mathematics."
—Linda Kallam, Professor of Mathematics
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

"A very useful resource for new and experienced teachers. The book will also equip administrators with strategies that they can model in staff meetings and with teachers."
—Pam Summers, K–12 Mathematics Coordinator
Lubbock Independent School District, TX

Engage students in effective, meaningful experiences in mathematics!

Students engaged in active learning experiences gain long-term retention of the skills and content they learn. In this user-friendly guide, Marcia L. Tate follows the successful format of her previous bestsellers and offers math teachers 20 powerful, brain-based teaching strategies that translate into meaningful firsthand experiences for all learners.

Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites provides educators with creative ways to incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities and promote increased academic achievement in mathematics. The author also focuses on the core NCTM focal points for algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, data analysis and probability, problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation. The chapters offer:

  • A what, why, and how for each strategy
  • Specific brain-compatible mathematics activities and lessons submitted by real teachers from across the country
  • Space for teachers to reflect on and apply individual strategies in their lessons

With a bibliography of math and literature resources and a lesson planning guide, this book can transform classrooms into places where students excel academically and where learning is fun!

 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Strategy 1. Brainstorming and Discussion
 
Strategy 2. Drawing and Artwork
 
Strategy 3. Field Trips
 
Strategy 4. Games
 
Strategy 5. Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
 
Strategy 6. Humor
 
Strategy 7. Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Models
 
Strategy 8. Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
 
Strategy 9. Mnemonic Devices
 
Strategy 10. Movement
 
Strategy 11. Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
 
Strategy 12. Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction
 
Strategy 13. Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning
 
Strategy 14. Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
 
Strategy 15. Storytelling
 
Strategy 16. Technology
 
Strategy 17. Visualization and Guided Imagery
 
Strategy 18. Visuals
 
Strategy 19. Work Study and Apprenticeships
 
Strategy 20. Writing and Journals
 
Resource A: Have You Read Any Math Lately?
 
Resource B: Brain-Compatible Lesson Design
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“The author does a good job of describing the NCTM content standards and providing examples that incorporate recommendations from NCTM and other experts in the field on how best to deepen students’ understanding of mathematics. The book covers all grades, thus enhancing its appeal to all mathematics teachers.”

Linda Kallam, Professor of Mathematics
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

"A very useful resource for new and experienced teachers. The book will also equip administrators with strategies that they can model in staff meetings and with teachers.”

Pam Summers, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator
Lubbock Independent School District, TX
Key features
  • Follows Tate's successful formula from her other books, including bestselling book, Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites.
  • Dozens of mathematics activities and brain-based lessons submitted by real K-2, 3-5, 6-8 teachers from across the country 
  • Chapter opening content with an explanation of the NCTM National Mathematics Advisory Panel report.
  • Brain-compatible mathematics activities built around the core NCTM Focal Points
  • A Reflection and Application section closes every chapter for teachers to reflect upon the activities they utilize and adapt for their individual classroom lessons.

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