Math Is Language Too: Talking and Writing in the Mathematics Classroom / Edition 1

Math Is Language Too: Talking and Writing in the Mathematics Classroom / Edition 1

by Phyllis Whitin, David J. Whitin, David J. Whitin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814121349

ISBN-13: 9780814121344

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English

Explores ways in which fourth-grade students use story, metaphor, and language to develop mathematical thinking skills and strategies, looking at processes children go through as they become sense-makers, storytellers, language creators, and problem-posers. Begins by discussing how the classroom climate shapes what is possible, then stresses the importance of giving

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Explores ways in which fourth-grade students use story, metaphor, and language to develop mathematical thinking skills and strategies, looking at processes children go through as they become sense-makers, storytellers, language creators, and problem-posers. Begins by discussing how the classroom climate shapes what is possible, then stresses the importance of giving children the chance to make sense of math in individual ways. Gives ideas on using children's literature to inspire mathematical investigations, and includes hands-on activities for the classroom. Lacks a subject index. The authors teach at Queens College of the City University of New York. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814121344
Publisher:
National Council of Teachers of English
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
104

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