Brain-Compatible Activities for Mathematics, Grades K-1

Brain-Compatible Activities for Mathematics, Grades K-1

By: David A. Sousa (editor)Paperback

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Sophisticated medical instruments have provided us with a unique glimpse into the learning brain. As educators, we can take the knowledge and apply it to teaching in our classrooms. With the advantage of brain research, we have been able to develop instructional techniques that facilitate the brain's innate learning capacity. The more teachers know about how the brain learns, the more instructional options they have. Brain-Compatible Activities for Mathematics, Grades K-1 provides ready-to-use, brain-compatible lessons for mathematics instruction. Each step-by-step lesson includes detailed instructions for the teacher, math activities, and all the necessary reproducibles. Correlated with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' standards and Focal Points, this classroom resource shows teachers how to apply the principles discussed in Sousa's bestseller, How the Brain Learns Mathematics.

About Author

David A. Sousa, EdD, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC's Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.


Introduction Links to Focal Points and Standards About the Author 1. Whole Numbers Seeing Dots How Many? Number Path Counting Sets More or Less Who's First? Number Slap A Ten Count! Number Jingle! 2. Addition and Subtraction Combining Sets Subtraction Action Spin to Win Take It Away "All Aboard" the Number Line Ready, Set...Add! Fact Family Tree House Math Detective Flip it! Number Grid Let's Go, Domino! Guide to Problem Solving 3. Geometry Shifting Shapes Feel the Shapes Shape Sort Race Fishing for Triangles 3-D Shapes Shape Up Shapes Everywhere The Art of Shapes! Smart Shapes The Shape Museum 4. Measurement Which is Longer? Measure it! Ordering Lengths How Far? Which Holds More? How Long? Measuring With Tens and Ones Going on a Measurement Hunt Comparison Center Tick-Tock at the Clock Shop Before or After? 5. Algebra: Sorting and Patterning Number Patterns What Comes Next? Extending Patterns Pattern Necklaces Sorting Shoes Sort and Classify 6. Data Analysis and Probability Ask Me a Question Way to Vote! Favorite Seasons Roll and Record Heads or Tails Collect and Sort Data Fun with Bar Graphs Likely or Unlikely? Journal Page Answer Key References

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412967839
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412967839
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 141296783X

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