Oral Storytelling and Teaching Mathematics: Pedagogical and Multicultural Perspectives / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Oral Storytelling and Teaching Mathematics contains two case studies of teachers telling epic oral stories to teach math to elementary and middle school students. The book also includes theoretical discussions of essential elements of oral storytelling, multicultural education, how oral storytelling can help children who have difficulty learning mathematics, and mathematical problem solving. This book significantly extends two pedagogical movements that have recently influenced mathematics teaching: the use of physical manipulatives and visual imagery and the use of children's literature. It takes a giant leap in leaving behind the written word for oral language and integrating serious mathematical explorations with fantasy.
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About the Author
Michael Stephen Schiro has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He received his bachelorate from Tufts University and his doctorate from Harvard University. In the 1960’s he worked for school desegregation n North Carolina. In the 1970’s he worked to improve urban education in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was chair of the Department of Teacher Education and School Administration at Boston College in the 1980’s. He specializes in mathematics education and curriculum theory, and taught courses in mathematics education, curriculum theory, computer education, literacy, and multicultural education at Boston College from 1974 to 2009, when he retired. He published eleven books with such diverse titles as Integrating Children's Literature and Mathematics in the Classroom, Oral Story Telling and Teaching Mathematics, Mega-Fun Math Games, Curriculum for Better Schools: The Great Ideological Debate, and Tan and the Shape Changer.
Table of Contents
Preface The Wizard's Tale: Foundations of Mathematical Epic Oral StorytellingThe Wizard's Tale: In Doris Lawson's Fourth Grade Classroom Mathematical Epic Oral Storytelling: Underlying Assumptions Mathematical Epic Oral Storytelling: Structural Relationships Mathematical Epic Oral Storytelling: Pedagogical Assumptions To Teach Or Not To Teach Mathematical Algorithms Variations On The Wizard's Tale With Fourth Graders - Doris P. Lawson The Egypt Story: Oral Storytelling, Problem Solving and Multicultural MathematicsThe Egypt Story: Doris Lawson Tells Sixth Graders An Oral Story An Interview With Doris Lawson About The Egypt StoryProblem Solving: Mathematical And Multicultural Mathematics And CultureMulticultural Mathematics InstructionOral Storytelling, Mathematics, Ideology, and Multicultural Intentions Bibliography Index