5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom: Creating a Culture of Innovative Thinking

5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom: Creating a Culture of Innovative Thinking

By: Gerald W. Aungst (author)Paperback

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Creating a math classroom filled with confident problem solvers starts by introducing challenges discovered in the real world, not by presenting a sequence of prescribed problems, says Gerald Aungst. In this groundbreaking book, Aungst offers a thoughtful approach for instilling a culture of learning in your classroom through five powerful, yet straightforward principles: Conjecture, Collaboration, Communication, Chaos, and Celebration.

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About Author

Gerald Aungst is the supervisor of gifted education and elementary mathematics for the School District of Cheltenham Township, in Pennsylvania. Prior to his service as an administrator, Gerald taught mathematics at the elementary level for eighteen years in both the regular classroom and as a gifted support specialist. He also ran a summer remedial program for elementary students for four years and served as the lead teacher for science during a major curriculum transition. Most recently Gerald has been part of his district administrative team leading the transition to the Pennsylvania Core Standards and training teachers in high quality math instructional practices. A longtime advocate of the power of technology to empower students and enhance learning, Gerald was the first in his school to embrace tools like blogging and wikis to allow students to collaborate across schools and to give parents a window into the classroom. Gerald is a cofounder of the websites All About Explorers (www.allaboutexplorers.com) and Connected Teachers (www.connectedteachers.org). He has been a member of the Alliance for Excellent Education's Project 24 Team of Experts and the Digital Learning Day planning team. He also served on the national Administrator Task Force for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and has been a member of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Children (PAGE). ? Gerald is an experienced speaker, and was a member of the keynote panel and a featured presenter at Digital Learning Day 2013. He has also presented at national and state conferences, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), FETC, EduCon, the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C), ITEC, NAGC, and the Carnegie-Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students. Gerald is also on the organizing team for Edcamp Philly. ? Gerald holds a bachelor's degree from Penn State University and a master of education degree from Widener University. Gerald blogs at his website (www.geraldaungst.com) and is a regular contributor to Brilliant or Insane (www.brilliant-insane.com) and his writing has appeared in ASCD's Educational Leadership magazine and a chapter in the book, Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age: Inspiration for All Levels and Literacies. You can find Gerald on Twitter at @geraldaungst.

Contents

Foreword by Mark Barnes Preface Acknowledgements About the Author Chapter 1. Math for the 21st Century and Beyond Mathematics as Literacy Mathematics as an Innovation Incubator Goals of This Book What Else to Expect For PLC and Study Groups Chapter 2. Classroom Environment: A Medium for Change Why Classroom Culture? Depth and Rigor A Focus on the Practices The 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom For PLC and Study Groups Chapter 3. Conjecture The Power of Mysteries The Curious Brain Problem Solving Is a Cycle, Not a Recipe Grades K-3 Grades 2-5 Grades 4-7 Grades 6-9 Grades 8-12 Technology Integration for Conjecture: Case Studies For PLC and Study Groups Chapter 4. Communication The Mysterious Mathemagical Mind Trick First and Foremost, Communicate Six Levels of Mastery Grades K-3 Grades 2-5 Grades 4-7 Grades 6-9 Grades 8-12 Technology Integration for Communication: Case Study For PLC and Study Groups Chapter 5. Collaboration But, Isn't That Cheating? Recognizing, Defining, and Representing Problems Grades K-3 Grades 2-5 Grades 4-7 Grades 8-12 Grades 6-9 Technology Integration for Collaboration: Case Study For PLC and Study Groups Chapter 6. Chaos Features of Effective Math Instruction Disorganized Chaos Productive Struggle Grades K-3 Grades 2-5 Grades 4-7 Grades 6-9 Grades 8-12 Technology Integration for Chaos: Case Studies For PLC and Study Groups Chapter 7. Celebration Today, We Celebrate Cautions About Celebration Grades K-3 Grades 2-5 Grades 4-7 Grades 6-9 Grades 8-12 Digital Tools and Resources for Celebration Technology Integration for Celebration: Case Study For PLC and Study Groups Chapter 8. Becoming a Problem-Solving Classroom Transformation Is Possible Self-Assessment Goal-Setting and Planning Maintaining Your Momentum Appendix: Digital Tools References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/12/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781483391427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781483391427
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1483391426

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