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Mathematics, Teachers and Children By Edited by David Pimm

Mathematics, Teachers and Children
by Edited by David Pimm

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An Open University coursebook for mathematics teachers and teacher trainers designed especially to accompany course ME234 "Mathematical Thinking". It consists of a collection of articles and readings designed for those concerned with teaching primary and secondary mathematics.
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Mathematics, Teachers and Children by Edited by David Pimm

An Open University coursebook for mathematics teachers and teacher trainers designed especially to accompany course ME234 "Mathematical Thinking". It consists of a collection of articles and readings designed for those concerned with teaching primary and secondary mathematics, with an emphasis on helping pupils take responsibility for their own learning and apply skills and knowledge in context. Key issues of problem solving, problem posing, assessment and evaluation are addressed.

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Part 1 Classroom issues: a question of balance; some infants' work; chairs for bears; towards a problem-solving school; a problem-solving approach to a diagnostic assessment; modelling sunrise data with a graph plotter; computer modelling in a problem-solving environment. Part 2 Social, political and personal issues: mathematics for a multicultural society; Asian children in school; the marginalization of girls in mathematics - some causes and some remedies; low attainers can do mathematics; hidden messages; the politics of per cent; looking for relevance - can we let them decide?; what are we assessing and what are we assessing for?; school applications of IT; opening-up; responding to change; tensions; Gestalt therapy, educational process and personal development. Part 3 Mathematical issues: on the mathematical nature of turtle programming; some roles of problem posing in the learning of mathematics; modelling - what do we really want students to learn?; aspects of proof in pupils' practice of school mathematics. Part 4 Mathematical education issues: playing games and real mathematics; evaluating mathematical activity; why should teachers be interested in research in mathematics education?; teachers' decision making; "is" versus "seeing as" - constructivism and the mathematics classroom; imagery, imagination and mathematics classrooms; investigating investigations; Lucas turns in his grave.

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GOR010389790
Mathematics, Teachers and Children by Edited by David Pimm
Edited by David Pimm
Used - Like New
Paperback
Hodder Arnold
1988-12-01
288
0340487569
9780340487563
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.