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Talking Points in Mathematics By Anita Straker

Talking Points in Mathematics by Anita Straker

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This text contains suggestions for encouraging children to think and talk about mathematics. The ideas are grouped by topic and arranged in rough order of difficulty, ranging from National Curriculum level 1 to 6.

Talking Points in Mathematics Summary

Talking Points in Mathematics by Anita Straker

In most subjects it would be unthinkable to ask children to write what they cannot say. Yet in mathematics children who 'cannot do' a question are freqeuently given more paper and pencil examples. Talking Points contains suggestions for encouraging children to think and talk about mathematics. The ideas are grouped by topic and arranged approximately in order of difficulty from level 1 to level 6 of the National Curriculum. The book will thus be invaluable for all teachers in primary schools and many teaching the lower years of secondary school. The ideas vary from the imaginative: - Could an elephant walk through the door of the classroom? What would you need to know? to thoughts with a practical basis: - Estimate the school's floor area. What about its volume? The introduction discusses the purpose of the book, suggests strategies for planning and organising the work, and gives ideas for extending and evaluating the discussions. The rest of the book provides different ideas to support five or more minutes of discussion. One section describes talking points in full with suggested questions, lists of vocabulary that could be brought in, aims, organisation and follow-up. The other sections contain lots more ideas described more briefly. The suggestions focus on the use of mathematical vocabulary, the use of imagery and mental arithmetic strategies.

Talking Points in Mathematics Reviews

"Anita Straker, provides a series of thought experiments that involves an individual exploring ideas in one's imagination....the author concentrates on tactics to encourage mathematics discussion by exploring purposes of language, bilingual learners, questioning, ways of organizing groups, negotiating meaning, prompting, working in your head, number rhymes, and evaluating discussion....Anyone interested in implementing the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards within the classroom will benefit from reading Anita Straker's contribution to mathematics discussion." Sheryl A. Maxwell, School Science and Mathematics

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Talking Points in Mathematics by Anita Straker
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Cambridge University Press
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