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Defining Mathematics Education

The Seventy-fifth Yearbook is a celebration and reflection of the history of the NCTM yearbooks, and is a great resource on the key issues of mathematics education through the years.

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Learning to Love Math

Teaching Strategies that Change Student Attitudes and Get Results

Learning to Love Math
Judy Willis MD

Is there a way to get students to love mathematics? The author, a mathematics teacher and neurologist, presents current research on brain function to develop a practical classroom approach to change student attitudes.

Strategies to reverse mathematics negativity by connecting with students and their families; to reduce mistake anxiety through enforced wait times, estimation, and multiple approaches; and to change intelligence by understanding how the brain works are detailed. There are techniques for creating a positive, happy and focused classroom: errorless maths, bringing the real world to the mathematics classroom, building self reliance, and incorporating relaxation moments are just some of the aspects discussed.

Motivating students is a key focus, with chapters devoted to creating student goals and understanding and planning achievable challenge. A “Brain Owner’s Manual” is included as an appendix.

Relevant for the classroom practitioner, curriculum leaders will also find many ideas to stimulate discussion and guide teachers to improve methodologies.

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ISBN-13: 978-1-4166-1036-6
Year Levels: F - 10
Publisher: ASCD (USA)
Page Count: 195
Cover type: Soft cover
Publication date: 2010
Product number: ASCD102
Keywords: Professional learning/Teacher education

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