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How the Brain Learns Mathematics / Edition 1

How the Brain Learns Mathematics / Edition 1

by David A. Sousa
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ISBN-13: 2901412953060
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/18/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

David A. Sousa, Ed D, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.

Table of Contents

About the Author
1. Developing Number Sense
2. Learning to Calculate
3. Reviewing the Elements of Learning
4. Teaching Mathematics to the Preschool and Kindergarten Brain
5. Teaching Mathematics to the Preadolescent Brain
6. Teaching Mathematics to the Adolescent Brain
7. Recognizing and Addressing Mathematics Difficulties
8. Putting It All Together: Planning Lessons in Pre K-12 Mathematics

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How the Brain Learns Mathematics 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a retired math teacher I was skeptical about a book that would exlain how the brain learns mathematics. But I was very much intrigued by the author's explanations of recent research in this area, especially number sense. I taught math for 25 years, yet I still learned a lot from this book. Of particular value are the teaching strategies that the author suggests that are based on the research. I also found the section on math anxiety to be very illuminating. it almost made me want to go back to the classroom and try some of the author's suggestilons for lowering math anxiety in my students. It's a terrific book, and any teacher of math, regardless of grade level, should have it and use it.
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