Helping Students Who Struggle With Math and Science builds on the social nature of learning to provide useful suggestions for reaching reluctant learners. It is based on the assumption that instruction that focuses on students' interests and builds on collaborative and differentiated learning will allow students to move from believing they "can't do mathematics or science" to a feeling of genuine achievement and confidence.
Dennis Adams is a Canadian educational consultant who has taught classes at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of more than twelve books and a hundred journal articles on various educational topics. Mary Hamm is a professor at San Francisco State University. Her specialties are science and mathematics. She has worked on both science and math standards project and has published more than ten books and eighty journal articles on these topics.
Chapter 1 Helping Struggling Students Learn Math and Science Chapter 2 Student Inquiry in Math and Science Chapter 3 Collaborative Learning: The Advantage of Small Learning Groups Chapter 4 Differentiated Instruction: Multiple Paths to Learning and Assessment Chapter 5 Reaching Reluctant Math Learners: Mathematical Reasoning and Collaborative Problem Solving Chapter 6 Science for All Students: Collaborative Inquiry, Active Involvement, and Struggling Students Chapter 7 Technology and Reluctant Learners: The Motivating and Collaborative Possibilities of Powerful Tools Chapter 8 A Project-Based Approach: Projects, Thematic Units, Collaboration, and Struggling Students