Subject(s) 
Mathematics  Study and teaching (Elementary)


Mathematics  Study and teaching (Elementary)  Case studies


Teaching  Case studies

Physical Description 
xv, 178 p. : ill. ; 18 cm 
Note 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155161) and index 
Contents 
pt. I. The teaching of mathematics: lesson cases. Case 1: Promoting one of the meanings of multiplication: requesting alternate methods in order to foster understanding, fifthgrade mathematics lesson  Case 2: Fractions, decimals, and percentages: evoking student reasoning, fifthgrade mathematics lesson ; Commentary on Case 2: A teacher educator's perspective / Lisa BotÃ©  Case 3: Getting a sense of grams: building conceptual understanding, fourthgrade mathematics lesson ; Commentary on Case 3: A teacher educator's perspective / Lisa BotÃ©  Case 4: Converting among customary units of measure: attending to students' developmental levels, fifthgrade mathematics lesson ; Commentary on Case 4: A teacher's perspective / Christine Peterson Tardif  Case 5: Converting units within a system of measurement: encouraging resourcefulness, fifthgrade mathematics lesson ; Commentary on Case 5: An English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) perspective / Rebecca Oxford and Mintun Chuang  Case 6: Distinguishing between area and perimeter: using multiple representations to aid discrimination, fifthgrade mathematics lesson  Case 7: Exploring the meanings of "volume": recognizing a word's everyday meaning and its mathematical meaning, fifthgrade mathematics lesson ; Commentary on Case 7: An English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) perspective / Rebecca Oxford ; Commentary on Case 7: A teacher's perspective / Christine Peterson Tardif  Case 8: The importance of sample size: posing highlevel questions to build understanding, fifthgrade mathematics lesson ; Commentary on Case 8: A teacher's perspective / Christine Peterson Tardif  Case 9: Continuous versus discrete data: using concept attainment to define mathematical terms, fifthgrade mathematics lesson  

pt. II. Perspectives on teaching: commentaries. A matter of principle: evidence of learnercentered psychological practices among effective teachers / Patricia Alexander  Moral perspectives on teaching mathematics / Daria Buese  Mathematics lessons: perspective from the special education math literature / Paula Maccini  A principal's perspective / Kathy Lynn Brake 
Alternate Author 
Valli, Linda, 1947


Newton, Kristie Jones, 1973

