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Making Sense: Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Understanding

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The key to effective math learning lies not in the regurgitation of isolated facts but in the ablility to reason with and use what is learned - in understanding the concepts. But what does it mean to design a classroom so that understanding is the primary objective? What would a system of instruction look like if we took seriously the goal of helping all students understan ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 21st 1997 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Darcy
Jun 15, 2011 Darcy marked it as to-read
I am reading this to understand why my school district and my state is in great support of a math program and math teaching style that leaves so many students frustrated.

I feel that I am reading a high school english paper. If the author repeats itself three times in the same paragraph just using a new set of words does that mean we should listen? Perhaps the author truly doesn't "understand" what he/she is trying to say in the first place.
Briana
Dec 30, 2012 Briana rated it liked it
Book makes a compelling argument for using more constructivist techniques in math instruction -- and aim for bigger understanding rather than rote computation by fostering math critical thinking & discussion. Rings true with many of the math research out there today.
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