ERIC Number: ED408186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Making Sense: Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Understanding.
Hiebert, James; And Others
This book addresses the subject of learning mathematics with an understanding that shares a consensus about the essential features of classrooms for understanding mathematics. By describing the essential features of classrooms that support students' mathematical understanding and by providing pictures of several classrooms that exhibit these features, it provides a framework within which teachers can reflect on their own practices and think again about what it means to teach for understanding. Chapters include: (1) "Introducing the Critical Features of Classrooms"; (2) "The Nature of Classroom Tasks"; (3) "The Role of the Teacher"; (4) "The Social Culture of the Classroom"; (5) "Mathematical Tools as Learning Supports"; (6) "Equity and Accessibility"; (7) "A Day in the Life of One Cognitively Guided Instruction Classroom"; (8) "A Day in the Life of a Conceptually Based Instruction Classroom"; (9) "Student Talk in a Problem-Centered Classroom"; (10) "Snapshots across Two Years in the Life of an Urban Latino Classroom"; and (11) "Revisiting the Critical Features of Classrooms." Contains 98 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Learning Strategies, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED532215