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How the Brain Learns Mathematics
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I am so impressed with this book that I believe it should be required reading for all teachers who teach math at any level.-Mary Thoreen, Mathematics TeacherWilson Middle School, Tampa, FL
An excellent, well-organized, well-written book-practical advice grounded in solid research and presented in compelling language.-Robert Sylwester, Emeritus Professor of EducationUniversity of Oregon
Learn how the brain processes mathematical concepts and why some students develop math anxiety
Highly respected author and researcher David A. Sousa explains the latest neuroscientific findings in practical, understandable terms and discusses the impact this information has for teaching mathematics at all grade levels. How the Brain Learns Mathematics covers the cognitive mechanisms for learning mathematics, the environmental and developmental factors that contribute to mathematics difficulties, and ways to differentiate mathematics instruction.
The text offers a unique and simplified four-step model for teaching mathematics to PreK-12 students that helps teachers consistently relate what learners experience in the classroom to concrete, real-world applications. Based on primary research, this award-winning text also examines: Children's innate number sense and how the brain develops an understanding of number relationshipsRationales for modifying lessons to meet the developmental learning stages of young children, preadolescents, and adolescentsHow to plan lessons in PreK-12 mathematicsImplications of current research for planning mathematics lessons, including discoveries about memory systems and lesson timingMethods to help elementary and secondary school teachers detectmathematics difficultiesClear connections to the NCTM standards and curriculum focal points
Teachers of mathematics at all levels will find this book invaluable for making informed decisions about which instructional strategies and activities to use in creating a mathematics-friendly classroom.
Discusses cognitive mechanisms for learning mathematics and factors that contribute to mathematics difficulties, examines how the brain develops an understanding of number relationships, and connects to NCTM curriculum focal points.
David A. Sousa discusses the cognitive mechanisms for learning mathematics and the environmental and developmental factors that contribute to mathematics difficulties. This groundbreaking text examines: Children??'s innate number sense and how the brain develops an understanding of number relationships Rationales for modifying lessons to meet the developmental learning stages of young children, preadolescents, and adolescents Implications of current research for planning mathematics lessons, including discoveries about memory systems and lesson timing Methods to help elementary and secondary school teachers detect mathematics difficulties Clear connections to NCTM standards and Curriculum Focal Points
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