ERIC Number: ED474451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Mathematics Teaching Cases. Number Sense and Operations in the Primary Grades: Hard to Teach and Hard to Learn? Casebook Facilitator's Guide.
Barnett-Clarke, Carne, Ed.; Ramirez, Alma, Ed.; Coggins, Debra, Ed.; Alldredge, Susie, Ed.
This book introduces case studies in mathematics education that provide teachers with opportunities to look at someone else's teaching in an objective way and analyze their own teaching with a critical eye. In addition, this book addresses many of the topics considered the hardest to teach and learn, including place value, number sentences, basic facts, addition, subtraction, and regrouping. Each case is designed to promote analysis of four elements: (1) mathematics; (2) student thinking; (3) instruction; and (4) language. The specific goals of the cases are to help deepen teachers' understanding of the mathematics they teach; experience mathematics from their students' points of view to understand what is confusing and why; examine various teaching strategies for their benefits and drawbacks; and understand how oral, symbolic, and written communications impact mathematics learning. (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Elementary Education, Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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