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Fostering Children's Mathematical Development, Grades 3-5 (Resource Package)

The Landscape of Learning

By Antonia Cameron, City College of New York, Maarten Dolk, Freudenthal Institute, The Netherlands, Catherine Twomey Fosnot, City College of New York, Sherrin B Hersch, City College of New York

This product is part of the series: The Young Mathematicians at Work Series

In their series of professional books for teachers, Young Mathematicians at Work, Catherine Twomey Fosnot and Maarten Dolk described Mathematics in the City, an innovative project where teachers helped young children construct a deep understanding of number and operation in a math-workshop environment. Now they and two colleagues from the project have developed a flexible, video-based, digital context for inquiry into the teaching and learning of mathematics that will change how professional development is conducted.

Designed for you, the workshop leader or college instructor, the Fostering Children's Read More


In their series of professional books for teachers, Young Mathematicians at Work, Catherine Twomey Fosnot and Maarten Dolk described Mathematics in the City, an innovative project where teachers helped young children construct a deep understanding of number and operation in a math-workshop environment. Now they and two colleagues from the project have developed a flexible, video-based, digital context for inquiry into the teaching and learning of mathematics that will change how professional development is conducted.

Designed for you, the workshop leader or college instructor, the Fostering Children's Mathematical Development Resource Package enables your in- or preservice teachers to not only watch but interact with video that depicts classroom teachers as they listen to, question, and interpret students' thinking; develop connections between mathematical ideas and strategies; and, ultimately, develop vibrant mathematical communities in their classrooms.

The Resource Package includes three valuable components:

  • A completely interactive CD-ROM, where your workshop participants can explore—independently or under your guidance—videos of instruction and assessment; sample children's work over time to analyze development; take and save notes on what they see; capture specific frames or footage; and then email their captured video clips and notes to other members of your professional development workshop. The context of the classroom will be at the fingertips of your participants for exploration.
  • A Professional Development Overview Manual that provides general advice on how you can use the CD-ROM for staff development.
  • A Facilitator's Guide whose field-tested content is specific to the CD-ROM and includes helpful suggestions for using video clips and student examples on the CD to design rich professional development experiences; sample dialogue to help you anticipate what your participants might say; tips for facilitating discussions among teachers; and descriptions of the mathematical ideas being explored.
Fostering Children's Mathematical Development focuses on short video clips from interviews, routines, minilessons, games, and investigations. The clips provide opportunities for teachers to observe, analyze, and discuss critical moments in children's development, and then to build a landscape of the ideas, strategies, and models of multiplication and division. The Resource Package helps teachers examine children's thinking; investigate their strategies; and analyze how they model their world mathematically.

 

System Requirements
Windows/PC
Pentium II Processor
266Mhz (or higher)
Windows 98 (or higher)
64 MB RAM (more recommended)
SVGA Color Display (or better)
4X CD-ROM Drive (or faster)
Sound Card
16-bit Flash™ Player and Acrobat Reader®
Quicktime 6.0 (or higher)

MacIntosh
PowerPC Processor
G3/233Mhz (or higher)
System 9.2 (or higher)
64 MB RAM (more recommended)
SVGA Color Display (or better)
4X CD-ROM Drive (or faster)
Sound Card
16-bit Flash™ Player and Acrobat Reader®
Quicktime 6.0 (or higher)
*Please note the CD-ROM is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7

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ISBN 978-0-325-00780-9 / 0-325-00780-2 / 2005 / 58pp / Bundle
Grade Level: 3rd - 5th
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Contents

Journey 1
Multiplication Minilessons
Division Minilessons
Multiplication Investigations
Division Investigations
Journey 2
The Landscape of Learning
Appendix A: Activity sheets
Appendix B: Student Work: Muliplication and Division Investigations
Appendix C: Transcripts
Appendix D: A Handy Guide to the CD–ROM clips
Appendix E: Dialogue Boxes

Samples

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List Price: $72.50

Web/School Price: $58.00

NOTE: The CDs are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X up to 10.6. They are not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or above.