Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math?: Encouraging Mathematical Reasoning in the Classroom by Judith McvarishWhere's the Wonder in Elementary Math?: Encouraging Mathematical Reasoning in the Classroom by Judith Mcvarish

Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math?: Encouraging Mathematical Reasoning in the Classroom

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Hardcover | August 27, 2007

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This book argues that even in today's high-stakes testing environment, 'teaching to the test' need not be teachers¿ only focus as they introduce young children to mathematics. Judith McVarish demonstrates how building a community of learners and using problem solving to engage students can help teachers encourage students¿ disposition to creative thinking and reasoning¿skills that can otherwise become lost due to the pressure of the many other expectations placed upon both teachers and students. This book offers strategies for infusing mathematics learning and reasoning into elementary school classrooms while meeting curriculum and testing mandates. The teacher researcher component of each chapter provides a vehicle for teachers to bring their own expertise and questions back into the teaching and learning equation.

Judith McVarish is Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at St. John¿s University.
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Title:Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math?: Encouraging Mathematical Reasoning in the ClassroomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.7 inPublished:August 27, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041595715X

ISBN - 13:9780415957151

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Table of Contents

Series Editor Introduction

Chapter 1: SETTING THE STAGE

Chapter 2: What Does the Room Teach?

Chapter 3: Who Asks the Questions ¿ Who Answers Them?

Chapter 4: TUNING TRANSITIOINS TO A NEW KEY

chapter 5: What is real about homework?

Chapter 6: de-fanging the test

Chapter 7: how can we take critical thinking beond the classroom?

CHAPTER 8: what do parents know?

Chapter 9: Is thinking about thinking just a play on words?