By: Timothy D. Kanold, Matthew R. Larson
This book tackles misconceptions about mathematics education for educators and parents and analyzes instruction that can significantly improve student learning.
Publication date: April 22, 2016
Copublished with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this book focuses on individuals involved in K12 mathematics educationparticularly educators and parentswho seek to improve their understanding of mathematics and help students succeed. The authors tackle popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education and draw on peer-reviewed research about instruction that can significantly improve student learning.
Product Code: BKF723
Published By: Solution Tree
Page Count: 136
There is a tendency on the part of most people to believe that the best education continues to look like the education they received in their pasts. This is true of teachers as well as parents. Contemporary instruction is shaped and influenced by the models of teaching that todays educators experienced throughout their schooling.Larson and Kanold present compelling evidence that the needs of the 21st century student demand a new approach to mathematics curriculum and instruction. They explain why educators and parents alike must expect more of students and why meeting those expectations requires a different approach to teaching mathematics than what students from earlier generations experienced. Furthermore, the authors do an outstanding job of explaining the nature of the changes that must be made in nontechnical language so its accessible to teachers and parents alike. Those who believe that schools must prepare students for their futures, rather than our pasts, will find this book a powerful tool to guide their work. I highly recommend it.
—Richard DuFour, educational author and consultant
Challenging the illusion of mathematical proficiency from decades of mathematics reform, the authors make a compelling, evidence-based case for why mathematics education can and must improve. Both educators and parents are rewarded with practical approaches to teaching, assessing, and understanding mathematics and helping children with mathematics at home.
—Douglas Reeves, Creative Leadership Solutions
Coming from trusted leaders in mathematics education, this book is a must-have for any administrator, educator, or parent. It is an essential tool for answering the hard questions parents and teachers ask about mathematics education, offering insight into why mathematics education continues to evolve and why we must raise our expectations for effective mathematics programs.
—John SanGiovanni, coordinator for elementary mathematics, Howard County Public School System, Maryland
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