Experiencing Mathematics: Activities to Engage the High School Student

Experiencing Mathematics: Activities to Engage the High School Student

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Overview

Experiencing Mathematics: Activities to Engage the High School Student by James R. Breunlin, Timothy A. Kasper, Michelle Kolet, Kendra Letzel

Experiencing Mathematics: Activities to Engage the High School Student is the result of the collaborative effort of nine Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in mathematics. This student edition is a compilation of successful activities that prompt high school students to explore, conjecture, and reflect on their mathematical adventures—thus "experience" mathematics. The relevant nature of the activities will motivate students to pursue their investigations with vigor and take the intellectual risk necessary to construct knowledge and improve problem-solving competence. This book provides student activities grouped in algebra, geometry, and algebra 2 sections that parallel the traditional sequencing in major texts. Through activity design, students are lead through an inductive inquiry in which they conjecture, formulate, and test ideas and concepts. This inductive student-centered approach to learning will not only excite students but also increase student effort.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578864980
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Edition description: Student Edition
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 1,308,118
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

R. James Breunlin is the mathematics department chair of Schaumburg High School in Schaumburg, Illinois. He teaches AP Statistics, is active in mentoring NBCT candidates and part of a UCSMP authoring team for an Algebra 1 text. Timothy Kasper is a 2003 National Board Certified Teacher in AYA Mathematics. Michelle Kolet is a 2003 National Board Certified Teacher in AYA Mathematics. Michelle has taught algebra, calculus, and trigonometry and has focused on using graphing calculators and computer algebra systems to make learning meaningful for her students. Kendra Letzel became a National Board Certified Teacher in AYA Mathematics in 2004. Thomas Letzel is a National Board Certified Teacher of science at Schaumburg High School. He has been teaching for 10 including AP physics and an interdisciplinary course between physical science and algebra. John Noah received his National Board Certification in 2003. He currently teaches algebra and calculus at Schaumburg High School. Jennifer Schutte received National Board Certification in 2004 and teaches geometry and algebra. Bob Williams has taught high school mathematics for the past 25 years as well as algebra, geometry, trigonometry, probability, and Statistics. He obtained his National Board Certification in 2005. Chris Zickert received National Board Certification in 2003 in AYA math and teaches AP computer science, Cisco CCNA certification, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus.

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