Posts tagged ‘Mathematics’

Dear Dumb Diary, Year Two: School. Hasn´t this Gone on Long Enough? by Jim Benton.

New Year. Even More Dumb.

Dear Dumb Diary,

When Dad brought i up this morning, I pointed out that I´m doing well in all of my classes except math. And Dad was all like, “You have to do well in all your classes.”

And I was all like, “Who really needs to be good at math, anyway?

And Dad was all like, “I do. I´m an accountant. It´s my job. It´s how the bills get paid around here.”

And I was all like, “dad. If everybody was good at math like you, they wouldn´t have had to hire you.

Face it, the less people everywhere know about math, the better off our family is.”

And Dad´s mouth snapped shut like a big old math textbook. He looked helplessly at Mom.

Yeah, that´s what I thought, Math Guy.

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March 28, 2012 at 10:19 am 3 comments

Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn Grades 1-6 by Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O´Connor & Nancy Canavan Anderson.

This book, based on a four-year research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, shows teachers how they can become skillful facilitators for making classroom discussions around Math topics. The books is divided in four parts:

1. Five discussion strategies

2. What Do We Talk About?

3. Implementing Talk in the Classroom

4. Two extensive examples


December 14, 2011 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

About Teaching Mathematics: a K-8 Resource by Marilyn Burns.

Read the third edition of this essential resource, it contains around 240 classroom-tested activities. Marilyn Burns shares all her classroom experience on topics such as:

  • Teaching math vocabulary
  • Incorporating writing into math instruction
  • Linking Assessment and instruction
  • Building students´number sense

Look at the table of contents and preface, at Math Solutions web site.

Learn more about Marilyn Burns -founder of Math Solutions and author of this book-, at this video:

December 13, 2011 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

Good Questions for Math Teaching: Why Ask Them and What to Ask Grades 5-8 by Lainie Schuster & Nancy Canavan Anderson.

Good real questions promote students´ mathematical thinking, understanding, and proficiency. By asking, teachers can create dynamic learning environments, help students make sense of math. Organized by subject and grade level, this books includes a variety of good questions and also offers teachers tips on how to create them.

Select some of Math Solutions free resources to use for your professional development or in your classroom.

December 13, 2011 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

Math Matters: Grade K-8 Understanding the Math you Teach by Suzanne H. Chapin & Art Johnson.

This second edition it is completely focused on sense making and reasoning about relationships. Teachers will find a lot of activities and discussions about key elementary topics as: fractions, algebra, geometry, integers, exponents, similarity, the Pythagorean Theorem, and more.

Browse inside the table of contents, here.

December 13, 2011 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Head First Algebra by Tracey & Dan Pilone.

Full of real-world explanations, Head First Algebra will help you to learn everything from natural numbers to exponents and equations. Easy examples, funny images, do I need to say more?

One chapter available for you, here.

December 13, 2011 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Head first 2D Geometry by Lindsey Fallow & Dawn Griffiths.

Having trouble with geometry? Do Pi, The Pythagorean Theorem, and angle calculations just make your head spin? Relax. With Head First 2D Geometry, you’ll master everything from triangles, quads and polygons to the time-saving secrets of similar and congruent angles — and it’ll be quick, painless, and fun.

Through entertaining stories and practical examples from the world around you, this book takes you beyond boring problems. You’ll actually use what you learn to make real-life decisions, like using angles and parallel lines to crack a mysterious CSI case. Put geometry to work for you, and nail your class exams along the way.

We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First 2D Geometry uses a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. From O´Reilly.

More of Head First Series.

December 13, 2011 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

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