Learning to Read the Numbers: Integrating Critical Literacy And Critical Numeracy In K-8 Classrooms. A Co-publication Of The Nati by David  J. WhitinLearning to Read the Numbers: Integrating Critical Literacy And Critical Numeracy In K-8 Classrooms. A Co-publication Of The Nati by David  J. Whitin

Learning to Read the Numbers: Integrating Critical Literacy And Critical Numeracy In K-8 Classrooms…

byDavid J. Whitin, Phyllis E. WhitinEditorDavid J. Whitin

Paperback | August 30, 2010

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Being a critical reader of numerical information is an integral part of being literate in today¿s data-drenched world. Uniquely addressing both mathematics and language issues, this text shows how critical readers dig beneath the surface of data to better evaluate their usefulness and to understand how numbers are constructed by authors to portray a certain version of reality. Engaging, concise, and rich with examples and clear connections to classroom practice, it provides a framework of critical questions that children and teachers can pose to crack open authors¿ intentions, expose their decisions, and make clear who are the winners and losers ¿ questions that are essential for building democratic classrooms.

Explaining and illustrating how K-8 teachers can engage students in developing the ability to be both critical composers and critical readers of texts,Learning to Read the Numbersis designed for teacher education courses across the areas of language arts, mathematics, and curriculum studies, and for elementary teachers, administrators, and literacy and mathematics coaches.

Learning to Read the Numbersis a co-publication of The National Council of Teachers of English (www.ncte.org) and Routledge.

David J. Whitinteaches mathematics education courses in the Elementary Education Department at Wayne State University.Phyllis E. Whitinteaches language arts education courses in the Elementary Education Department at Wayne State University.
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Title:Learning to Read the Numbers: Integrating Critical Literacy And Critical Numeracy In K-8 Classrooms…Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:August 30, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415874319

ISBN - 13:9780415874311

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Table of Contents

Preface

1.Learning to Read the Numbers: It¿s Everybody¿s Business

2.Getting What You Ask For: Examining the Question

3.Definitions and Categories: Deciding What Gets Counted

4.Creating the Visual: Playing Statistical Hide and Seek

5.What We Don¿t Know: Critiquing the Sample and the Conclusions

6.Learning to be Critics: A Case Study of Children¿s Television Advertising

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

References

Index