This book argues that even in today's high-stakes testing environment, 'teaching to the test' need not be teachersa only focus as they introduce young children to mathematics. Judith McVarish demonstrates how building a community of learners and using problem solving to engage students can help teachers encourage studentsa disposition to creative thinking and reasoningaskills that can otherwise become lost due to the pressure of the many other expectations placed upon both teachers and students. This book offers strategies for infusing mathematics learning and reasoning into elementary school classrooms while meeting curriculum and testing mandates. The teacher researcher component of each chapter provides a vehicle for teachers to bring their own expertise and questions back into the teaching and learning equation.18) The new approach to teaching and learning mathematics became cemented for these three teachers once they were able to recognize and ... of how she dealt with the testing preparation issue with a well-thought-out plan to help students do well on standardized tests. ... you were at Aunt Maya#39;s until late and didna#39;t get much sleep, or maybe you just want to tackle a less challenging problem that day . ... get the review you need and you will have been the one in control of the process.
|Title||:||Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math?|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-08-21|