Ways to Think About Mathematics
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Activities and Investigations for Grade 6-12 Teachers
Gr. 6-12 Develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts to aid in guiding exploratory investigations. Resource uses immersion experiences in algebra, geometry, and statistics to help mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. By experiencing open-ended problems, making and checking conjectures, and evaluating problem-solving strategies, every math teacher can become better prepared to deal with day-to-day classroom decisions. Fueled by the National Science Foundation and successfully field-tested in a wide variety of professional development and pre-service settings, the materials in this book integrate mathematical thinking, effective teaching practices, and explicit connections to exemplary curricula. Emphasizing all components of mathematical investigation, this accessible volume focuses on mathematical ways of thinking, discovering connections between mathematical ideas, posing and analyzing problems, making, modifying, testing, and proving conjectures, and linking higher-level mathematics to classroom content. Aligned with the principles and standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics but not fixed to any single curriculum. 264 pages.