ERIC Number: ED482952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reshaping Mathematics for Understanding: Getting Started.
Slovin, Hannah; Venenciano, Linda; Ishihara, Melanie; Beppu, Cynthia
This book introduces students to the types of problems and processes used throughout the "Reshaping Mathematics for Understanding" series. The problems in this unit deepen students' understanding of mathematics by encouraging them to clarify concepts and challenge their own assumptions. Additionally, by providing opportunities to give and follow directions, create representations, and explain their thinking, the problems encourage students to recognize and accept multiple strategies and to be flexible in their thinking. This book encourages students to ask questions, test ideas, and offer alternative points of view. These behaviors allow students to practice the skills they need to communicate effectively in a mathematics classroom and encourage them to share the responsibility for making the class successful. Five strands include: (1) Communication; (2) Problem Solving; (3) Representation; (4) Visual/Spatial Thinking; and (5) Motion. (KHR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Spatial Ability
Reshaping Mathematics for Understanding Project, Curriculum Research and Development Group, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822-2463. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/crdg.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.
Note: For related document, see SE 067 236.