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Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education

Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education

1st Edition

Edited By Brian Greer, Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Arthur B. Powell, Sharon Nelson-Barber
March 27, 2009

At a time of rapid demographic change and amidst the many educational challenges facing the US, this critical new collection presents mathematics education from a culturally responsive perspective. It tackles the most crucial issues of teaching mathematics to an ethnically diverse school population...

Early Childhood Mathematics Education Research Learning Trajectories for Young Children

Early Childhood Mathematics Education Research: Learning Trajectories for Young Children

1st Edition

By Julie Sarama, Douglas H. Clements
March 12, 2009

This important new book synthesizes relevant research on the learning of mathematics from birth into the primary grades from the full range of these complementary perspectives. At the core of early math experts Julie Sarama and Douglas Clements's theoretical and empirical frameworks are learning ...

Learning and Teaching Early Math The Learning Trajectories Approach

Learning and Teaching Early Math: The Learning Trajectories Approach

1st Edition

By Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama
March 12, 2009

In this important new book for pre- and in-service teachers, early math experts Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama show how "learning trajectories" help teachers become more effective professionals. By opening up new windows to seeing young children and the inherent delight and curiosity behind ...

Mathematical Literacy Developing Identities of Inclusion

Mathematical Literacy: Developing Identities of Inclusion

1st Edition

By Yvette Solomon
October 06, 2008

Why do so many learners, even those who are successful, feel that they are outsiders in the world of mathematics? Taking the central importance of language in the development of mathematical understanding as its starting point, Mathematical Literacy explores students’ experiences of doing ...

Bringing Out the Algebraic Character of Arithmetic From Children's Ideas To Classroom Practice

Bringing Out the Algebraic Character of Arithmetic: From Children's Ideas To Classroom Practice

1st Edition

By Analucia D. Schliemann, David W. Carraher, Barbara M. Brizuela
August 17, 2006

Bringing Out the Algebraic Character of Arithmetic contributes to a growing body of research relevant to efforts to make algebra an integral part of early mathematics instruction, an area of studies that has come to be known as Early Algebra. It provides both a rationale for promoting algebraic ...

Mathematics Success and Failure Among African-American Youth The Roles of Sociohistorical Context, Community Forces, School Influence, and Individual Agency

Mathematics Success and Failure Among African-American Youth: The Roles of Sociohistorical Context, Community Forces, School Influence, and Individual Agency

1st Edition

By Danny Bernard Martin
April 28, 2006

No matter how mathematics achievement and persistence are measured, African Americans seem to lag behind their peers. This state of affairs is typically explained in terms of student ability, family background, differential treatment by teachers, and biased curricula. But what can explain ...

Mathematics as a Constructive Activity Learners Generating Examples

Mathematics as a Constructive Activity: Learners Generating Examples

1st Edition

By Anne Watson, John Mason
May 17, 2005

This book explains and demonstrates the teaching strategy of asking learners to construct their own examples of mathematical objects. The authors show that the creation of examples can involve transforming and reorganizing knowledge and that, although this is usually done by authors and teachers, ...

Understanding Mathematics and Science Matters

Understanding Mathematics and Science Matters

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas A. Romberg, Thomas P. Carpenter, Fae Dremock
February 17, 2005

The research reported in this book provides reliable evidence on and knowledge about mathematics and science instruction that emphasizes student understanding--instruction consistent with the needs of students who will be citizens in an increasingly demanding technological world.The National Center...

Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners

Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners

1st Edition

Edited By Lyn D. English
May 07, 2004

Mathematical and Analogical Reasoning of Young Learners provides foundational knowledge of the nature, development, and assessment of mathematical and analogical reasoning in young children. Reasoning is fundamental to understanding mathematics and is identified as one of the 10 key standards for ...

Teachers' Professional Development and the Elementary Mathematics Classroom Bringing Understandings To Light

Teachers' Professional Development and the Elementary Mathematics Classroom: Bringing Understandings To Light

1st Edition

By Sophia Cohen
April 01, 2004

This book illustrates the experiences of elementary school teachers across one year's time as they participated in a teacher development seminar focused on mathematics, and as a result changed their beliefs, their knowledge, and their practices. It explores these experiences as a means of ...

Engaging Young Children in Mathematics Standards for Early Childhood Mathematics Education

Engaging Young Children in Mathematics: Standards for Early Childhood Mathematics Education

1st Edition

Edited By Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Associate Edito DiBiase, Ann-Marie DiBiase
July 01, 2003

This book consists of conclusions drawn from the expertise shared at the Conference on Standards for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Mathematics Education. It offers substantive detail regarding young students' understandings of mathematical ideas....

Experiencing School Mathematics Traditional and Reform Approaches To Teaching and Their Impact on Student Learning, Revised and Expanded Edition

Experiencing School Mathematics: Traditional and Reform Approaches To Teaching and Their Impact on Student Learning, Revised and Expanded Edition

1st Edition

By Jo Boaler
September 01, 2002

NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS ONLY: This is a revised edition of Experiencing School Mathematics first published in 1997 by Open University Press, © Jo Boaler. This revised edition is for sale in North America only.The first book to provide direct evidence for the effectiveness of traditional and ...

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