Fostering Geometric Thinking: A Guide for Teachers, Grades 5-10 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study has shown that American schools have consistently helped students understand algebraic and statistical concepts, leading to high achievement internationally. Now it's time to do the same for geometry. Mark Driscoll, author of the powerful and popular Fostering Algebraic Thinking, takes up the challenge and leads you to new, research-based ways to improve how your students conceptualize and apply geometric ideas.
With Fostering Geometric Thinking any math teacher can discover essential, practical ideas for helping students cultivate geometric habits of mind that lead to success in this crucial mathematical subject. The book focuses on rigorous, problem-based teaching that encourages students to deepen their thinking in three key geometric strands:
- geometric properties
- geometric transformations
- measurement of geometric objects.
Fostering Geometric Thinking shows you how the interplay of these strands helps students devise multiple solutions and develop a broader sense of geometric principles. It's loaded with helpful resources, including:
- engaging problems to use in your classroom
- examples of student solutions to these problems
- transcripts of classroom interactions
- online resources featuring in-the-field footage of students working through open-ended problems highlighted in the book.
Geometry is a vital component of mathematical understanding, and it's time that it received the same attention that algebra and statistics do. With engaging problems and straightforward suggestions that can help students deepen, recognize, and describe their thinking, Fostering Geometric Thinking is the resource you need to ensure that when it comes to geometry, your students know all the angles.
|Edition description:||Includes DVD Showcasing Student Problem-|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 15 Years|
About the Author
Rachel Wing DiMatteo is a coauthor of Fostering Geometric Thinking (2007) and its professional development companion, The Fostering Geometric Thinking Toolkit (2008), both published by Heinemann.Shestudied the development of mathematical knowledge while pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology (cognitive development). Since then Rachel has been involved in the creation of professional development materials that help teachers understand the development of mathematical knowledge in their students.
Johannah Nikula is a coauthor of a number of Heinemann professional development books and staff development materials. Her most recent are Lesson Study in Practice: A Mathematics Staff Development Course (2010) and the companion, A Mathematics Leaders Guide to Lesson Study in Practice (2010). She also coauthored Fostering Geometric Thinking (2007) and its professional development companion, the Fostering Geometric Thinking Toolkit (2008), both published by Heinemann. Her work has focused on professional development for middle and high school mathematics teachers that is grounded in the work of teaching through analysis of artifacts that reveal students' mathematical thinking and through the Japanese lesson-study process.
Michael Egan is a coauthor of Fostering Geometric Thinking (2007) and its professional development companion The Fostering Geometric Thinking Toolkit (2008), both published by Heinemann.Hehas taught middle and high school mathematics since 1995. While he continues to teach adolescents on a part-time basis, his current work focuses on mathematics education research and teacher education.