building mathematics learning communities

Genre : Education
Publisher : Teachers College Press
ISBN_10 : 9780807771044
Copyright Year : 2015-04-17
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DESCRIPTION : “Opportunity to learn (OTL) factors interact and ultimately influence mathematics achievement. Many important OTL interactions take place in school settings. This volume provides insights into the role of peer interactions in the mathematics learning process. The analysis describes with a sense of purpose a topic that is typically overlooked in discussions of mathematics reform. The case study is an important contribution to the urban mathematics education literature.” —William F. Tate, Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis Drawing on perceptions, behaviors, and experiences of students at an urban high school—both high and low achievers—this timely book demonstrates how urban youth can be meaningfully engaged in learning mathematics. The author presents a “potential” model rather than a “deficit” model, complete with teaching strategies and best practices for teaching mathematics in innovative and relevant ways. This resource offers practical insights for pre- and inservice teachers and administrators on facilitating positive interactions, engagement, and achievement in mathematics, particularly with Black and Latino/a students. It also examines societal perceptions of urban students and how these affect teaching and learning, policies, and mathematics outcomes. Based on extensive research in urban high schools, the author identifies three key principles that must be understood for teachers and students to build strong mathematics communities. They are: Urban students want to be a part of academically challenging environments. Teachers and administrators can inadvertently create obstacles that thwart the mathematics potential of students. Educators can build on existing student networks to create collaborative and non-hierarchical communities that support mathematics achievement. Erica N. Walker is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Genre : Education
Publisher : Teachers College Press
ISBN_10 : 0807746797
Copyright Year : 2006-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : Building on evidence that school-based teacher learning communities improve student outcomes, this book lays out an agenda to develop and sustain collaborative professional cultures. It provides an inside look at the processes, resources, and system strategies that are necessary to build vibrant school-based teacher learning communities.

Genre : Education
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
ISBN_10 : 1895411955
Copyright Year : 2003-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : The voices that are represented in this book offer differing perspectives on ways to support inner-city children and families. Each essay offers a unique contribution to our understanding of the interdependence of the people in these communities, yet all share the common message that inner-city children and families have strengths that can be built on to maximize their positive outcomes. This book is especially relevant to teachers who work with children and families with challenges.

Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN_10 : 1852334789
Copyright Year : 2001-11-28
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DESCRIPTION : This is the thoroughly revised second edition of one of the first books to provide an overview of how key aspects of university life - such as teaching, academic research, administration, management and course design - are being affected by digital and web-enabled technologies. More than three-quarters of the material has been revised and updated. Still further, three new chapters now address the following aspects: the virtual classroom, vicarious learning, and educational metadata. The main body of the text focuses on asynchronous collaboration by examining the following four key topics: principles, experiences, evaluation, and benefits. A timely and up-most important guide to all aspects of modern university education in the digital age.

đź“’The Principal As Mathematics Leader by Ontario Principals' Council,

Genre : Education
Publisher : Corwin Press
ISBN_10 : 9781452297231
Copyright Year : 2009-01-12
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DESCRIPTION : This guide provides research, tools, and support for leading effective mathematics teaching and learning, observing and evaluating mathematics instruction, and promoting faculty growth.

đź“’Eyes On Math by Marian Small

Genre : Education
Publisher : Teachers College Press
ISBN_10 : 9780807772362
Copyright Year : 2015-04-25
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DESCRIPTION : This new book is an exciting follow-up to the authors’ bestsellers on differentiated math instruction, Good Questions and More Good Questions. Eyes on Math is a unique teaching resource that provides engaging, full-color graphics and pictures with text showing teachers how to use each image to stimulate mathematical teaching conversations around key K–8 concepts. Teachers using the book can download the images for projection onto classroom white boards or screens. The questions and answers will help both students and teachers look more deeply and see the math behind the math! For each of more than 120 visuals, the text identifies the key math concept and the Common Core State Standard being addressed and then provides teachers with: Mathematical background and context.Questions to use with students to lead the instructional conversation.Expected answers and explanations of why each question is important.Follow-up extensions to solidify and assess student understanding. This book will be useful to a broad range of teachers who will find new ways to clarify concepts that students find difficult. It can be used as a resource to prepare teachers for the higher mathematical thinking requirements of the CCSS Mathematical Practices. It will also be an invaluable resource for teachers working with students with low reading ability, including English language learners and special education students. “This book provides a way for both teachers and students to get used to talking about mathematics in nonthreatening, open-ended ways. The author’s friendly explanations of the mathematical ideas the pictures are intended to surface give teachers who are less confident about the conceptual aspects of mathematics the support they need to facilitate less-scripted mathematical discourse with their students.” —Lucy West, education consultant Praise for Good Questions and More Good Questions! “A must for any educator who is serious about reaching more students more often and achieving more positive results.” —Resources for the Mathematics Educator “A valuable book for mathematics teachers, teacher educators, and faculty involved in differentiated instruction.” —Choice “A great resource.” —Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School “I highly recommend this user-friendly resource for all mathematics teachers.” —Teaching Children Mathematics

Genre : Education
Publisher : Corwin Press
ISBN_10 : 9781506362953
Copyright Year : 2016-09-15
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DESCRIPTION : Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Mathematics, six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one—it’s about when—and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school. That’s a high bar, but with the amazing K-12 framework here, you choose the right approach at the right time, depending upon where learners are within three phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer. This results in “visible” learning because the effect is tangible. The framework is forged out of current research in mathematics combined with John Hattie’s synthesis of more than 15 years of education research involving 300 million students. Chapter by chapter, and equipped with video clips, planning tools, rubrics, and templates, you get the inside track on which instructional strategies to use at each phase of the learning cycle: Surface learning phase: When—through carefully constructed experiences—students explore new concepts and make connections to procedural skills and vocabulary that give shape to developing conceptual understandings. Deep learning phase: When—through the solving of rich high-cognitive tasks and rigorous discussion—students make connections among conceptual ideas, form mathematical generalizations, and apply and practice procedural skills with fluency. Transfer phase: When students can independently think through more complex mathematics, and can plan, investigate, and elaborate as they apply what they know to new mathematical situations. To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. Visible Learning for Math brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 through intentionally designed guided, collaborative, and independent learning.

Genre : Education
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 9780470454503
Copyright Year : 2009-11-02
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DESCRIPTION : A perfect resource for high school mathematics teachers, this book helps them develop or refine their own teaching philosophy. They’ll learn how to create a supportive classroom environment in which their students think together, take intellectual risks, and debate ideas. They’ll gain a better understanding about the importance of cooperative learning strategies through immersion. And they’ll engage in logic and reasoning. Puzzles and activities are presented to bring the material to life as well. All of this will help high school mathematics bring the excitement of the subject into the classroom.

đź“’Beyond Banneker by Erica N. Walker

Genre : Education
Publisher : SUNY Press
ISBN_10 : 9781438452159
Copyright Year : 2014-05-29
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DESCRIPTION : An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States. Erica N. Walker presents a compelling story of Black mathematical excellence in the United States. Much of the research and discussion about Blacks and mathematics focuses on underachievement; by documenting in detail the experiences of Black mathematicians, this book broadens significantly the knowledge base about mathematically successful African Americans. Beyond Banneker demonstrates how mathematics success is fostered among Blacks by mathematicians, mathematics educators, teachers, parents, and others, a story that has been largely overlooked by the profession and research community. Based on archival research and in-depth interviews with thirty mathematicians, this important and timely book vividly captures important narratives about mathematics teaching and learning in multiple contexts, as well as the unique historical and contemporary settings related to race, opportunity, and excellence that Black mathematicians experience. Walker draws upon these narratives to suggest ways to capitalize on the power and potential of underserved communities to respond to the national imperative for developing math success for new generations of young people.

Genre : Computers
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521785588
Copyright Year : 2002-07-08
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DESCRIPTION : Building Virtual Communities examines how learning and cognitive change are fostered by online communities. The chapters provide a basis for thinking about the dynamics of Internet community building. This includes consideration of the role of the self or individual as a participant in virtual community, and the design and refinement of technology as the conduit for extending and enhancing the possibilities of community building in cyberspace. Building Virtual Communities will interest educators, psychologists, sociologists, and researchers in human-computer interaction.