Mathematical Power by Ruth Parker. Lessons from a Classroom
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Mathematical Power

Mathematical Power

Lessons from a Classroom

By Ruth Parker
Foreword by Kathy Richardson

    Veteran teachers will see on these pages enlightening images of their own struggles. For novices this book is an enticing invitation to participate in mathematics reform.
    —Teaching Children Mathematics

Mathematical Power is a book that shows how to bring the goals of the NCTM Standards to life in a classroom on a day-to day basis. Although it is the story of one classroom, the implications go far beyond this classroom. As the teachers here struggle to examine their practices, teachers will connect with them and gain a clearer picture of what it means to teach mathematics for understanding....

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    Veteran teachers will see on these pages enlightening images of their own struggles. For novices this book is an enticing invitation to participate in mathematics reform.
    —Teaching Children Mathematics

Mathematical Power is a book that shows how to bring the goals of the NCTM Standards to life in a classroom on a day-to day basis. Although it is the story of one classroom, the implications go far beyond this classroom. As the teachers here struggle to examine their practices, teachers will connect with them and gain a clearer picture of what it means to teach mathematics for understanding. These teachers turn theory into actual classroom practice while addressing the complexities of:

  • selecting new mathematics content
  • planning for instruction
  • establishing a collaborative learning environment
  • helping children learn to make choices and take responsibility for their learning
  • meeting the academic and social needs of all children
  • keeping records of children's work
  • assessing for understanding.

Ruth Parker brings to this book an in-depth understanding of the goals of mathematics reform efforts, a belief in children as caring and powerful sense makers, and a long history of working to make schools more relevant and meaningful places for children and teachers.

Contents

Contents:
I.
Background: Issues in Math Education II. Two Teachers: Establishing Our Philosophical Base III. Planning for Mathematics Instruction IV. Establishing the Learning Environment: The First Four Months of School V. Data Collection and Analysis: A Closer Look at Instruction VI. The Role of Processing: A Measurement Unit VII. Developing Mathematical Understandings over Time: Revisiting Data Collection and Analysis VIII. Number Concepts: An Alternative IX. Assessing Mathematical Understanding X. Reflections