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Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Mathematics

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Mathematics

by Evan M. Glazer
     
 

Mathematics teachers and school library media specialists will find this book a valuable resource for using the Web to promote critical thinking in the high school mathematics classroom. It is filled with instructional strategies and an expansive set of activities that cover a broad array of mathematics topics spanning from prealgebra through calculus. Teachers

Overview

Mathematics teachers and school library media specialists will find this book a valuable resource for using the Web to promote critical thinking in the high school mathematics classroom. It is filled with instructional strategies and an expansive set of activities that cover a broad array of mathematics topics spanning from prealgebra through calculus. Teachers using the questions and activities in this book will help their students meet the standards set forth by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.

Various types of mathematics related sources on the Internet are outlined within this book, including data and simulations related to real world situations such as saving funds and computing interest earned for college, purchasing a home, or decoding train and plane schedules. The author develops a framework for critical thinking in mathematics and helps teachers create a supportive classroom environment. Each activity highlights a web source, the mathematics topics involved, the appropriate grade levels of study, possible student investigations, and related web sources for continued exploration, promoting a student-centered inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313313271
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2001
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides in School Librarianship Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

EVAN GLAZER is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia in the Department of Instructional Technology, and a former mathematics teacher at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, IL./e He has designed and developed curriculum for the Intermath project and has completed writing projects on the subjects of mathematics and instructional technology in the classroom.

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