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Mathematics Teaching Cases: Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, and Percents Hard to Teach and Hard to Learn? / Edition 1
     

Mathematics Teaching Cases: Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, and Percents Hard to Teach and Hard to Learn? / Edition 1

by Carne Barnett-Clarke, Donna Goldenstein, Babette Jackson, Judith Shulman, Lee S. Shulman
 

ISBN-10: 0435083570

ISBN-13: 9780435083571

Pub. Date: 11/10/1994

Publisher: Heinemann

Anyone interested in mathematics teaching and learning is likely to get hooked on case discussions. Barnett, Goldenstein, and Jackson have found that teachers gain a deeper understanding of mathematical ideas themselves in the process of examining the mathematical thinking of children. Their case discussion approach promotes dialogue between and among teachers

Overview

Anyone interested in mathematics teaching and learning is likely to get hooked on case discussions. Barnett, Goldenstein, and Jackson have found that teachers gain a deeper understanding of mathematical ideas themselves in the process of examining the mathematical thinking of children. Their case discussion approach promotes dialogue between and among teachers which serves as a catalyst for changing and improving the curriculum. Case methods open a whole new way of fostering teacher learning that both draws on and informs practice.

The cases-written by upper-elementary and middle school teachers about their experiences covering fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents-enhance professional development by stimulating reflection and dialogue about problems encountered in the classroom. Although the cases contain many examples of teaching that reflect the NCTM Standards, they carry no presumption that the teaching portrayed is either "good" or "bad."

The accompanying Facilitator's Discussion Guide provides many practical suggestions for initiating and leading case discussion groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435083571
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
11/10/1994
Series:
Mathematics Teaching Cases Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
127
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Inside Student Thoughts

Take One-Third

Beans, Rulers, and Algorithms

There's No One-Half Here

Everything I Know About Decimals

How Can 100% of Something Be Just One Thing?

Making Sense or Memorizing Rules?

Point Seven Plus Point Four Is Point Eleven

I Still Don't See Why My Way Doesn't Work

The Decimal Wall

Knocking Off Zeros

Lining up the Decimal 11 . A Proportion Puzzle

Teaching as Questioning

Zeros Sometimes Make a Difference

Six Tenths or Four-Fifths of a Dollar?

Testing Theories

Hugh's Invention

Thirteen Can't Fit over Twelve

Reflecting

Problem of the Week: Bounce, Bounce

Function Machine

Isn't It One Less?

Manipulatives Aren't Magic

Rote Manipulatives?

Two Green Triangles

What Next?

Where Do I Go from Here?

Favorite-Food Circle Graph

What's My Grade?

Connections

Percents, Proportions, and Grids

Six Hours Isn't One-Sixth of a Day VIII. This Wasn't My Plan

Bubbles to Kickball

The Beauty of Math

The Ratio of Girls to Boys Appendix: Advisory Board Members

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