id: 06406740
dt: b
an: 2015b.00628
au: Smith, Margaret Schwan; Silver, Edward A.; Stein, Mary Kay
ti: Improving instruction in rational numbers and proportionality. Using cases
to transform mathematics teaching and learning. Volume 1.
so: New York, NY: Teachers College Press (ISBN 978-0-8077-4529-8/pbk). 160~p.
(2005).
py: 2005
pu: New York, NY: Teachers College Press
la: EN
cc: F43 F83 D83
ut:
ci: ME 2015b.00727; ME 2015b.00696
li:
ab: Publisher’s description: Helping students develop an understanding of
important mathematical ideas is a persistent challenge for teachers. In
this book, one of a three-volume set, well-known mathematics educators
Margaret Smith, Edward A. Silver, and Mary Kay Stein provide teachers
of mathematics the support they need to improve their instruction. They
focus on ways to engage upper elementary, middle school, and high
school students in thinking, reasoning, and problem solving to build
their mathematics understanding and proficiency. The content focus of
Volume 1 is rational numbers and proportionality. Using materials that
were developed under the NSF-funded COMET (cases of mathematics to
enhance teaching) program, each volume in the set features: {
indent=5mm \item{‒} cases from urban, middle school classrooms with
ethnically, racially, and linguistically diverse student populations.
Each case illustrates an instructional episode in the classroom of a
teacher who is implementing standards-based instruction. \item{‒} the
teachers’ perspective, including their thoughts and actions as they
interact with students and with key aspects of mathematical content.
\item{‒} cognitively challenging mathematics activities that are
built around samples of authentic classroom practice. \item{‒}
facilitation chapters to help professional developers “teach" the
cases, including specific guidelines for \item{‒} facilitating
discussions and suggestions for connecting the ideas presented in the
cases to a teacher’s own practice. } As a complete set, this resource
provides a basis on which to build a comprehensive professional
development program to improve mathematics instruction and student
learning. For the Volumes 2 and 3 see [ME 2015b.00727; ME
2015b.00696].
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