Learn how the brain processes mathematical concepts and why some students develop math anxiety!
David A. Sousa discusses the cognitive mechanisms for learning mathematics and the environmental and developmental factors that contribute to mathematics difficulties. This award-winning text examines:
- Children’s innate number sense and how the brain develops an understanding of number relationships
- Rationales for modifying lessons to meet the developmental learning stages of young children, preadolescents, and adolescents
- How to plan lessons in Pre K–12 mathematics
- Implications of current research for planning mathematics lessons, including discoveries about memory systems and lesson timing
- Methods to help elementary and secondary school teachers detect mathematics difficulties
- Clear connections to the NCTM standards and curriculum focal points
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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 AuthorIntroduction1. Developing Number Sense2. Learning to Calculate3. Reviewing the Elements of Learning4. Teaching Mathematics to the Preschool and Kindergarten Brain5. Teaching Mathematics to the Preadolescent Brain6. Teaching Mathematics to the Adolescent Brain7. Recognizing and Addressing Mathematics Difficulties8. Putting It All Together: Planning Lessons in Pre K-12 MathematicsGlossaryReferencesResourcesIndex
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.