ERIC Number: ED452057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Teaching Mathematics to the New Standards: Relearning the Dance. Practitioner Inquiry Series.
Heaton, Ruth M.
This book describes and traces efforts to change teaching practice in response to current national reforms in mathematics education. It explores changing practice from the vantages of both teacher and researcher. Chapters include: (1) "Do You See Any Patterns?"; (2) "Learning to Comprehend Mathematical Ideas in Topics, Texts, Tasks, and Talk"; (3) "The Teaching Has Been Missing"; (4) "Learning to Appreciate Teaching as an Improvisational Activity"; (5) "Bendable Rulers and Other Moments of Improvisation"; (6) "Learning to Share the Dance with Students"; (7 "What Should I Do Next?"; (8) "Learning to See Knowledge Differently"; and (9) "Learning to Teach While Inventing a Practice". (Contains 135 references and an index.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Improvement
Teacher's College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 (hardbound: ISBN-0-8077-3969-3, $44; paperbound: ISBN-0-8077-3968-5, $19.95). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for the Learning and Teaching of Elementary Subjects, East Lansing, MI.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Magdalene Lampert.