This book argues that even in today's high-stakes testing environment, 'teaching to the test' need not be teachersa only focus as they introduce young children to mathematics. Judith McVarish demonstrates how building a community of learners and using problem solving to engage students can help teachers encourage studentsa disposition to creative thinking and reasoningaskills that can otherwise become lost due to the pressure of the many other expectations placed upon both teachers and students. This book offers strategies for infusing mathematics learning and reasoning into elementary school classrooms while meeting curriculum and testing mandates. The teacher researcher component of each chapter provides a vehicle for teachers to bring their own expertise and questions back into the teaching and learning equation.Encouraging Mathematical Reasoning in the Classroom Judith McVarish ... What is the nature of the talk about parents in the teachersa#39; room? ... These chapters, taken together, demonstrate how learning mathematics that stems from wonderment and intellectual curiosity ... as the fulcrum point for learning in an abundance of peripheral spaces while still meeting the demands of curriculum, accountability, anbsp;...

Title | : | Where's the Wonder in Elementary Math? |

Author | : | Judith McVarish |

Publisher | : | Routledge - 2012-08-21 |

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