Connecting Mathematical Ideas : Middle School Video Cases to Support Teaching and Learning

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  • Edition: CD
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  • Copyright: 2005-03-24
  • Publisher: HEINEMANN (T)
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In math, like any subject, real learning takes place when students can connect what they already know to new ideas. In Connecting Mathematical Idea s, Jo Boaler and Cathy Humphreys offer a comprehensive way to improve your ability to help adolescents build connections between different mathematical ideas and representations and between domains like algebra and geometry.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Deborah Loewenberg Ball
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(6)
Jo Boaler
Opening the Door to My Classroom by Cathy Humphreys
Building on Student Ideas: The Border Problem, Part 1
Building Understanding of Algebraic Representation: The Border Problem, Part 2
Defending Reasonableness: Division of Fractions
Introducing the Notion of Proof
Continuing Our Discussion of Proof: Convincing Others
Class Participation: Through the Eyes of Students
Volume of Prisms and Cylinders: Extending Prior Knowledge
Surface Area: Generating Geometric Formulas
References 119

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