ERIC Number: EJ1029421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
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Berry, Robert Q., III; Ellis, Mark W.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v19 n3 p172-178 Oct 2013
Multidimensional mathematics teaching, as discussed in this article encourages the use of context in mathematics teaching and learning to help teachers better recognize and build upon the cultural and social resources students bring to the classroom. Such efforts can impact students' performance and can help students make sense of decisions about their choice of problem-solving procedures. Multidimensional teaching also represents a way to address equity concerns in school mathematics by supporting: (1) an understanding of the cultural and social resources that students bring to the mathematics classroom; (2) the development of knowledge within those cultural frameworks; and (3) an understanding of mathematics within varying cultural frameworks. This article specifically focuses on how one seventh-grade teacher engages students by melding the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Process Standards, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics' Standards for Mathematical Practice, and varied contexts. A bibliography is provided.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Grade 7, Middle School Teachers, National Standards, Holistic Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Grade 7
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