Brain-Compatible Mathematics / Edition 2

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Build upon a student’s neural wiring for learning with this second edition of a powerful bestseller that bridges the world of brain research with improved mathematics instruction.

Transform your mathematics students from passive absorbers of information to active learners who interact dynamically with information and knowledge. This book covers everything educators need, including performance-based instruction and assessment, performance-task development, brain-based instruction and problem solving, and more. It also provides portfolio-ready sample unit tasks, complete with instruction outlines, evaluation, and rubrics for teachers and students, and includes student reflection guides.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Foreword by Bena Kallick
“Ronis grounds her pedagogy in the current understanding of how the brain operates and in multiple intelligences. This book provides rich classroom examples with management tools to move teachers immediately into practice.”
Bena Kallick
"Provides theory and practice and carefully grounds pedagogy in the current understanding of how the brain operates and multiple intelligences. The book offers rich classroom examples with management tools to move teachers immediately into practice."
California Bookwatch
"A fine key to successful teaching: it takes advantage of a student's natural inclination to learn and pairs this with the latest brain research on learning to provide a set of lessons and strategies linked to 200 UCTM standards. Any math teacher must read this."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412939386
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Ronis is a professor of education at Southern Connecticut State University and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. Her drive to make learning meaningful to all students comes from 17 years of teaching middle school and high school mathematics and fine arts as well as eight years of experience instructing preservice teachers at the college and graduate level. Ronis has been a presenter and keynote speaker at numerous conferences, workshops and seminars, and is the author of Brain Compatible Mathematics, Brain Compatible Assessments, Critical Thinking in Math, Problem Based Learning for Math & Science: Integrating Inquiry and the Internet, and Clustering Standards in Integrated Units.
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Table of Contents

Publisher's Acknowledgements
About the Author
1. Performance-Based Learning and Assessment
Traditional Versus Brain-Friendly Assessments
Importance of Performance Assessment
Alignment of Curriculum and Assessment
Assessment as Continuous Monitoring
Assessment as Tool for Learning
Grades K-2 Units
2. The Six Pillars of Performance Task Development
Set Up Clear Performance Goals
Employ "Authentic" Project Tasks
Teach and Emphasize Criteria Levels and Performance Standards
Provide Models and Demonstrations of Excellence
Teach Strategies Explicitly
Use Ongoing Assessments for Feedback and Adjustments
Brain-Compatible Framework
Grades 3-5 Units
3. Multiple Intelligences and Brain-Compatible Learning
Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Multiple Intelligences Model
Assessment for Multiple Intelligences
Grades 6-8 Units
4. Performance-Based Instructional Strategies
Cooperative Learning
Writing and Communicating in the Classroom
Classroom Practice
Challenge Project Unit
5. Problem-Solving Strategies
Instructional Strategies
Problem Exploration
Study Skills, Thinking Skills, and Thinking Processes
Mnemonic Techniques
Organizational Strategies
Challenge Project Unit
6. Teaching and Assessing With the Rubric
Scoring Rubrics
Categories for Rubrics
Types of Rubrics
Brain-Compatible Assessment
Challenge Project Unit
7. Teaching and Assessing With the Portfolio
Student Evaluations
Portfolio Assessment
A Portfolio System
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
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