Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math?

Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math?

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This book argues that even in today's high-stakes testing environment, 'teaching to the test' need not be teachersa€™ only focus as they introduce young children to mathematics. Judith McVarish demonstrates how building a community of learners and using problem solving to engage students can help teachers encourage studentsa€™ disposition to creative thinking and reasoninga€”skills that can otherwise become lost due to the pressure of the many other expectations placed upon both teachers and students. This book offers strategies for infusing mathematics learning and reasoning into elementary school classrooms while meeting curriculum and testing mandates. The teacher researcher component of each chapter provides a vehicle for teachers to bring their own expertise and questions back into the teaching and learning equation.When the entire school shares a math focus it is noticeable the moment you walk through the front doors of the school. ... It was on the second day of a visit to a large urban school district on the west coast that I was able to differentiate clearly between a ... Outside a third-grade classroom was a Venn diagram with fields.

Title:Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math?
Author:Judith McVarish
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-08-21


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