Bringing Science and Mathematics to Life for All Learners

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Overview

Developing positive attitudes towards science and math goes hand-in-hand with developing competency. Recognizing this, Bringing Science and Mathematics to Life for All Learners provides interesting methods and connects them to recent pedagogical approaches that reach across the curriculum for both science and math. It builds on the expanding knowledge of what works in classrooms and suggests how new approaches to teaching and learning can transform science and math instructions.

The book is designed to help students in learning science and mathematics. It has many research-based and standards-driven activities, lesson plans and active learning techniques to reach diverse student groups. The authors stress active group engagement and continuity in scientific and mathematical experiences that are very motivating for students. The book is presented in a creative manner to introduce both educators and students to science and math.

For educators, ideas and activities for standards-based learning, collaborative inquiry and active problem solving are included. The goal is to deepen the collective conversation, challenge thinking and provide up-to-date tools for educators so that they can help expand the level of science and math skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812791634
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Helping All Students Learn Science and Math 1

Chapter 2 Student Inquiry in Science and Mathematics 30

Chapter 3 Collaborative Learning 62

Chapter 4 Differentiated Instruction: Multiple Paths to Learning and Assessment 88

Chapter 5 Science for All Students: Collaborative Inquiry and Active Involvement 120

Chapter 6 Learning about Mathematics: Mathematical Reasoning and Collaborative Problem Solving 156

Chapter 7 Project-Based Learning Projects, Thematic Units, and Collaboration 193

Chapter 8 Technology, Science, and Math: The Motivating and Collaborative Possibilities of Powerful Tools 228

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