Introducing Difficult Mathematics Topics in the Elementary Classroom
A Teacher's Guide to Initial Lessons
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Introducing Difficult Mathematics Topics in the Elementary Classroom by Frank Gardella
Book DescriptionThis exciting text for the pre-service elementary teacher provides hands on mathematics lessons they can use to introduce mathematical concepts and skills that students find particularly challenging. Each chapter is divided into four sections: *The Activity employs an engaging thought experiment to help the reader "visit a classroom" to understand how the lesson used to introduce the concept or skill would materialize in the class. *The Mathematics provides the necessary mathematical background used in the lesson to make the actual teaching/learning situation comfortable for both the teachers and the learner. *The Plan provides the reader with an actual lesson plan to engage the Activity in the classroom setting. *Putting It All Together pulls the previous sections together with a summary of the chapter as well as further information for making the lesson successful. By providing models of what excellent lessons on a given topic look like, knowledge of the mathematics involved, and a concrete lesson plan structure this much-needed resource is the definitive mathematics planning vehicle that every teacher will want before they set foot in their own elementary classroom.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415965026
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Frank Gardella
Francis J. Gardella is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Education at Hunter College.
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