Anyone interested in mathematics teaching and learning is likely to get hooked on case discussions. Barnett, Goldenstein, and Jackson have found that teachers gain a deeper understanding of mathematical ideas themselves in the process of examining the mathematical thinking of children. Their case discussion approach promotes dialogue between and among teachers which serves as a catalyst for changing and improving the curriculum. Case methods open a whole new way of fostering teacher learning that both draws on and informs practice.
The cases-written by upper-elementary and middle school teachers about their experiences covering fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents-enhance professional development by stimulating reflection and dialogue about problems encountered in the classroom. Although the cases contain many examples of teaching that reflect the NCTM Standards, they carry no presumption that the teaching portrayed is either "good" or "bad."
The accompanying Facilitator's Discussion Guide provides many practical suggestions for initiating and leading case discussion groups.
|Series:||Mathematics Teaching Cases Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 13 Years|
Table of Contents
Beans, Rulers, and Algorithms
There's No One-Half Here
Everything I Know About Decimals
How Can 100% of Something Be Just One Thing?
Making Sense or Memorizing Rules?
Point Seven Plus Point Four Is Point Eleven
I Still Don't See Why My Way Doesn't Work
The Decimal Wall
Knocking Off Zeros
Lining up the Decimal 11 . A Proportion Puzzle
Teaching as Questioning
Zeros Sometimes Make a Difference
Six Tenths or Four-Fifths of a Dollar?
Thirteen Can't Fit over Twelve
Problem of the Week: Bounce, Bounce
Isn't It One Less?
Manipulatives Aren't Magic
Two Green Triangles
Where Do I Go from Here?
Favorite-Food Circle Graph
What's My Grade?
Percents, Proportions, and Grids
Six Hours Isn't One-Sixth of a Day VIII. This Wasn't My Plan
Bubbles to Kickball
The Beauty of Math
The Ratio of Girls to Boys Appendix: Advisory Board Members