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Fostering Geometric Thinking: A Guide for Teachers, Grades 5-10

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The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study has shown that American schools have consistently helped students understand algebraic and statistical concepts, leading to high achievement internationally. Now it's time to do the same for geometry. Mark Driscoll, author of the powerful and popular Fostering Algebraic Thinking, takes up the challenge and leads you to new, research-based ways to improve how your students conceptualize and apply geometric ideas.
With Fostering Geometric Thinking any math teacher can discover essential, practical ideas for helping students cultivate geometric habits of mind that lead to success in this crucial mathematical subject. The book focuses on rigorous, problem-based teaching that encourages students to deepen their thinking in three key geometric strands:
  • geometric properties
  • geometric transformations
  • measurement of geometric objects.
Fostering Geometric Thinking shows you how the interplay of these strands helps students devise multiple solutions and develop a broader sense of geometric principles. It's loaded with helpful resources, including:
  • engaging problems to use in your classroom
  • examples of student solutions to these problems
  • transcripts of classroom interactions
  • a DVD featuring in-the-field footage of students working through open-ended problems highlighted in the book.
Geometry is a vital component of mathematical understanding, and it's time that it received the same attention that algebra and statistics do. With engaging problems and straightforward suggestions that can help students deepen, recognize, and describe their thinking, Fostering Geometric Thinking is the resource you need to ensure that when it comes to geometry, your students know all the angles.

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In this book/DVD package, Driscoll, a math education consultant, outlines research-based ways to help students in grades 5-10 conceptualize and apply geometric ideas. The book focuses on rigorous, problem-based teaching that encourages students to deepen their thinking in geometric properties, geometric transformations, and measurement of geometric objects. It includes problems for use in the classroom, examples of student solutions to these problems, and transcripts of classroom interactions. The DVD contains in-the-field footage of students working through open-ended problems highlighted in the book. The author is co-director of the Center for Leadership and Learning Communities at Educational Development Center, Inc. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

MARK DRISCOLL is the author of the Heinemann titles Fostering Geometric Thinking (2007) ands Fostering Algebraic Thinking (1999) and its professional development companion, The Fostering Algebraic Thinking Toolkit (2001), as well as the Fostering Geometric Thinking Toolkit (2008). Through Heinemann Professional Development he presents further PD related to math teaching and learning. Mark is Codirector of the Center for Leadership and Learning Communities at Educational Development Center, Inc., where he has directed a range of teacher enhancement, leadership, and materials-development programs. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics (differential geometry) from Washington University in St. Louis and taught mathematics at Logos School, an alternative high school in inner-city St. Louis. He has been a member of the writing team for NCTM's Assessment Standards for School Mathematics and served as Editor of Mathematics Education Leadership , the journal of the

Product Details

ISBN:
9780325011486
Author:
Driscoll, Mark
Publisher:
Heinemann Educational Books
With:
Egan, Michael
With:
Nikula, Johannah
Author:
Wing Dimatteo, Rachel
Author:
Nikula, Johannah
Author:
Egan, Michael
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
Study and teaching (secondary)
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Geometry -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.27x7.37x.34 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

Related Subjects

Education » General
Education » Teaching » Math and Science
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Educational
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Geometry » Geometry and Trigonometry

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