This book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
Author: Linda Pound
This new and updated edition of Teaching Mathematics Creatively offers a range of strategies to enable trainee and practising teachers to take an innovative, playful and creative approach to maths teaching. It promotes creativity as a key element of practice and offers ideas to involve your students and develop knowledge, understanding and enjoyment. Exploring fresh approaches, this text explains the role of play in bringing mathematics alive for children and teachers alike. It identifies the power of story-telling in supporting mathematical thinking, examines cross-curricular teaching, and allows you to plan for teaching creatively. Imaginative ideas, underpinned by the latest research and theory, include: Learning maths outdoors - make more noise, make more mess or work on a larger scale Everyday maths - making sense of the numbers, patterns, shapes and measures children see around them Music and maths – the role of rhythm in learning, and music and pattern in maths Giant maths - how much food do you include on a giant shopping list? Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching Mathematics Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enthuse teachers and enrich maths teaching. This book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.
This book is a must-read for parents and educators in all subject areas who wish to develop their students' creative and critical thinking skills." —Jaime Smith, Founder and CEO of OnlineG3.com "Awesome Math emphasizes the importance of ...
Author: Titu Andreescu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Help your students to think critically and creatively through team-based problem solving instead of focusing on testing and outcomes. Professionals throughout the education system are recognizing that standardized testing is holding students back. Schools tend to view children as outcomes rather than as individuals who require guidance on thinking critically and creatively. Awesome Math focuses on team-based problem solving to teach discrete mathematics, a subject essential for success in the STEM careers of the future. Built on the increasingly popular growth mindset, this timely book emphasizes a problem-solving approach for developing the skills necessary to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively. In its current form, math education is a series of exercises: straightforward problems with easily-obtained answers. Problem solving, however, involves multiple creative approaches to solving meaningful and interesting problems. The authors, co-founders of the multi-layered educational organization AwesomeMath, have developed an innovative approach to teaching mathematics that will enable educators to: Move their students beyond the calculus trap to study the areas of mathematics most of them will need in the modern world Show students how problem solving will help them achieve their educational and career goals and form lifelong communities of support and collaboration Encourage and reinforce curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity in their students Get students into the growth mindset, coach math teams, and make math fun again Create lesson plans built on problem based learning and identify and develop educational resources in their schools Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning is a must-have resource for general education teachers and math specialists in grades 6 to 12, and resource specialists, special education teachers, elementary educators, and other primary education professionals.
This volume provides readers with a broad view on the variety of issues related to the educational research and practices in the field of Creativity in Mathematics and Mathematical Giftedness.
Author: Roza Leikin
This volume provides readers with a broad view on the variety of issues related to the educational research and practices in the field of Creativity in Mathematics and Mathematical Giftedness. The book explores (a) the relationship between creativity and giftedness; (b) empirical work with high ability (or gifted) students in the classroom and its implications for teaching mathematics; (c) interdisciplinary work which views creativity as a complex phenomena that cannot be understood from within the borders of disciplines, i.e., to present research and theorists from disciplines such as neuroscience and complexity theory; and (d) findings from psychology that pertain the creatively gifted students. As a whole, this volume brings together perspectives from mathematics educators, psychologists, neuroscientists, and teachers to present a collection of empirical, theoretical and philosophical works that address the complexity of mathematical creativity and giftedness, its origins, nature, nurture and ways forward. In keeping with the spirit of the series, the anthology substantially builds on previous ZDM volumes on interdisciplinarity (2009), creativity and giftedness (2013).
The purpose of this research was to understand in-service teachers’ experiences with and ideas about mathematical creativity after participating in a targeted professional development program.
Author: Ceire H. Monahan
The purpose of this research was to understand in-service teachers’ experiences with and ideas about mathematical creativity after participating in a targeted professional development program. The professional development program encouraged participants to think creatively and foster students’ creativity. In this study I present the results from the main unit of analysis, 12 participants in a professional development program, along with a deep analysis of three exemplar teachers from each of the identified groups, adherence to traditional teaching practices (traditional), appreciation for teaching for creativity (creative but hesitant), and teaching for creativity (creative). The findings of this study highlight the combination of participants’ personal characteristics, lesson plans, problem-solving processes, and the environment that allowed teachers to foster creativity among middle school mathematics students. It also describes challenges participants faced when addressing mathematical creativity and how professional development programs can further support teachers as they implement elements of mathematical creativity into their teaching practice.
Statistics , probability , and other advanced concepts are being taught earlier
because of their importance to applied math , and in fields of advanced study .
Emphasis is on analytic trigonometry rather than on the traditional solution of
Author: Lillian M. Logan
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : McGraw-Hill Company of Canada
Proceeding in textbook fashion, the work makes use of a broad palette of multimedia tools, and features numerous interactive calculation programs for mathematical experimentation.
Author: Dieter Röss
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The reader is introduced to higher mathematics in an experimental way. He works with numerous interactive Java- simulations treating mathematical topics from number theory to infinitesimal calculus and partial differential equations. On the way he playfully learns the EJS simulation technique. Beyond the mathematics simulations the data pool contains a structured collection of over 2,000 physics simulations. The unique, extensive and well documented data pool can be operated comfortably online or with files stored at the hard disk. (For download of the digital package or questions concerning the online operation contact [email protected]) This is an ideal, modern approach to visualize mathematics and physics and to teach and learn their basic concepts by doing.
mathematics and her strong desire to focus on problem solving and
investigational work which she nevertheless felt unable to approach in her teaching : I would like to be able to think that I can encourage children to be able
to think creatively ...
By clearly outlining how ICT can enhance and improve children's learning, this book shows how to unlock the full potential of ICT within the classroom.
Author: Richard English
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
By clearly outlining how ICT can enhance and improve children's learning, this book shows how to unlock the full potential of ICT within the classroom. This book will support both trainee and qualified teachers in providing rich and creative maths experiences through the use of ICT.
Creative Teaching of Music in the Elementary School offers a variety of
techniques to foster creativity through the music program . Creative teaching of
Mathematics in the Elementary School presents ways of teaching mathematics creatively .
Contrary to popular belief that aptitude for creative production is found only in
rare , exceptional individuals , virtually ... DOING MATHEMATICS CREATIVELY
Some Thoughts on Creativity Students do mathematics creatively by reasoning ...
Author: James S. Cangelosi
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Interactive in its approach, this book focuses on all the complex aspects of teaching mathematics in today's classroom and the most current NCTM standards. It illustrates how to creatively incorporate the standards into teaching along with inquiry-based instructional strategies. The book illustrates how to lead pupils toward meaningful mathematics and strategies for developing mathematics skills.Includes an abundance of illustrative examples, mini case studies, one expansive case study that follows a mathematics teacher through his first year in the profession, cooperative learning activities, field-based activities, and transitional activities. Reviews applying for faculty positions as a mathematics teacher, teaching math from a historical perspective, communication with math, working with students as individuals, working with ESL/EFL and integrating math with other content areas. Includes updated information with respect to the research literature, the publication of PSSM, and advances in technology.For educators teaching mathematics in secondary and middle school.
The lesson tasks are open-ended and encourage deep mathematical thinking, allowing learners to explore different topics creatively through solving problems in their own way. This is an essential resource for any busy teacher of mathematics.
Author: Colin Foster
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This resource contains 50 ready-to-use mathematics lesson plans suitable for the whole department to use with learners aged 11-14. Each plan consists of a teacher's sheet which breaks down the lesson into time-allocated sections from starter through to homework, together with a photocopiable (or downloadable) student task sheet to give out. There is also a companion website with extra material to support the lesson plans in the book, giving teachers the time and confidence to try new activities in the classroom with minimal preparation. The lesson tasks are open-ended and encourage deep mathematical thinking, allowing learners to explore different topics creatively through solving problems in their own way. This is an essential resource for any busy teacher of mathematics.
Author: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics EducationPublish On: 1980
IMPROVING TEACHERS ' ABILITY TO VISUALIZE MATHEMATICS Nancy Cook
and Mildred E . Kersh University of Washington , Seattle , USA Many elementary teachers lack the mathematics necessary to creatively teach mathematics or to ...
Author: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
He reported that the experimental group proved superior in the components of
creativity after taking the programme . Singh ( 1985 ) developed a specially
designed strategy to teach mathematics creatively . The results of this study
showed a ...
The teacher who acts as a stimulator of creativity says to herself as well as to her
class : How can this be changed ? What are some other ways of looking at this
problem ? The Basic Responsibility of Teaching Mathematics Creatively The ...
REVIEWING AND VIEWING Books on mathematics education and mathematics education research . ... practitioners to think of how this research influenced
current mathematics creatively and innovatively about Perspectives on the education .
Self - report measures of teachers ' attitudes toward teaching mathematics have
indicated that teachers are only slightly inclined to use creative , discovery
techniques . These measures also suggest that elementary teachers are slightly ...
The teacher should serve as a model for engaging in alert , keen observations .
Torrance ( 1970 , p . 44 ) suggests ordering “ sequences of events in cartoons ,
photographs , . . . events in creative dramatics , the daily schedule . ” Instructional
gram learn more mathematics , in my according to Hohn , when he proposes
opinion , not because they are required ... from Einstein ' s How reasonable now
is the goal of formulation of the theory of relativity “ teaching for creativity , ” that is
, in ...