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Ways to Think About Mathematics

Ways to Think About Mathematics
Activities and Investigations for Grade 6-12 Teachers

October 2004 | 264 pages | Corwin
Ways to Think About Mathematics will fill the gap between what the math teachers learned in college and what they are required to teach in today's classrooms.

The book will be divided into five modules that focus on algebraic, geometric, and statistical ideas. The book uses immersion in content to help secondary mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts.

Ways to Think About Mathematics gives teachers the opportunity to learn and understand the same math concepts and math problems that they will be teaching.

This book can be used by individual teacher; whether preservice, novice teachers, or experienced teachers. This book can also be used in staff development workshops or faculty teams. It is also appropriate for teacher education courses in secondary mathematics.

About the Authors
1. What is Mathematical Investigation?
2. Dissections and Area
3. Linearity and Proportional Reasoning
4. Pythagoras and Cousins
5. Pascal's Revenge: Combinatorial Algebra
6. Problems for the Classroom
Resource: Answers for Selected Problems

"This is a powerful teaching methodology that is bound to convey the spirit of problem-solving."

MAA Reviews, June 2006
Mathematical Association of America
Key features

·         Modules have been extensively field tested

·         Very few, if any, professional development materials in math that focus so deeply on content.

·         Includes solutions to the math problems

·         Full of multiple problems to illustrate concepts and ways of thinking

·         Extensive marginal notes to help teachers work through the problems

·         Includes problems appropriate for teachers to use with their secondary mathematics students.


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