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Bonnie Bushaw: 5th Grade Math

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A classroom lesson is taught and then evaluated using the STAR Classroom Observation Protocol (TM) developed by and for The BERC Group Inc.
DVD
2008; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Polished Stones: K-5 Math Achievement in Japan & Taiwan

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These mathematics classroom scenes from Japan and Taiwan illustrate that effective teaching methods, a good home study environment, parental support, and cultural beliefs emphasizing diligence contributes to high achievement.
VHS
1989
Ivy (By Request)
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The Many Faces of Learning [electronic resource]

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Presents the thoughts of guest educators on why they think it is important to continually examine the learning process. Invites personal reflection on beliefs about learning. Re-examines the learning process.
Online
1999
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Intellectual Development [electronic resource]

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Explores the power of the mind and consider the notion that every child can learn everything. Eleanor Duckworth discusses the importance of teaching for a deep and lasting understanding, and explains why it is important to give students time to work through their own ideas and experience confusion in order to achieve such understanding.
Online
1999
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Conceptual Thinking [electronic resource]

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Focuses on concept maps as tools for helping students learn. Joseph Novak explains how students learn by assimilating new concepts into their already existing frameworks. Takes a teacher step-by-step through the design and process of concept mapping. Shows concept maps being used in a variety of different ways in mathematics and science lessons.
Online
1999
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Inquiry [electronic resource]

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Hubert Dyasi discusses inquiry-based learning in science and explains why it is essential in all subjects. The episode shows several classrooms where inquiry learning is taking place and explores various inquiry strategies that can be used in the classroom.
Online
1999
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Idea-Making [electronic resource]

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Focuses on student idea-making in mathematics. Constance Kamii explains how to adapt teaching to help students construct their own mathematical ideas. Shows a video of students engaged in "mind mathematics" articulate and defend their strategies to classmates.
Online
1999
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The Mind's Intelligences [electronic resource]

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Explores Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and illustrates his theory being applied in a variety of different classrooms. Gardner discusses the importance of the disciplines and shares his thoughts on educational reform in America.
Online
1999
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Design, Construction, and Technology [electronic resource]

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Focuses on technology as an aid for learning. Mitchel Resnick discusses the effect of technology on learning when students design and construct tools to support their own inquiries. Shows examples of teachers using technology in their classrooms. Provides a sneak peek at Resnick's newest learning tool.
Online
1999
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Mathematics [electronic resource]: A Community Focus

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Dr. Civil contends that we need to look more carefully at the mathematical potential of the home and that it is essential that schools learn to be more flexible and knowledgeable about students home environments. Interviews Dr. Civil, the teachers she works with, and a long-standing parent mathematics group. Also follows a teacher on a family visit to observe these principles in action.
Online
2000
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Learning to Share Perspectives [electronic resource]

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Stresses the need for professional development based on the discussion of cases in mathematics teaching. Dr. Barnett describes this case approach, with demonstrations by long-term teacher group. The development of cases for children in elementary and middle school mathematics classes is highlighted as an evolving approach to furthering the development of their mathematical thinking.
Online
2000
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Algebra and Calculus [electronic resource]: The Challenge

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Discusses how to find ways to embed algebra and calculus concepts into the curriculum much earlier in children's school experience so that children are no longer asked to think about them as separate from their prior mathematics work.
Online
2000
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Children's Ways of Knowing [electronic resource]

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Explores the mathematics that children invent before they come to school, and reflects on what this understanding could mean for mathematics curricula, even in high school. Clinical interviews help teachers understand what children know before they come to school while classroom segments capture children s natural mathematical inclinations and their ways of constructing ideas. Viewers observe Professor Ginsburg helping teachers of young children rethink the mathematics curriculum based on children s natural mathematics work.
Online
2000
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Case Study [electronic resource]: Animals in Yellowstone (Elementary)

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Shows how a fourth- and fifth-grade class uses a field trip to Yellowstone National Park to practice estimation skills and develop an understanding of large numbers. Student groups must agree on a reasonable estimate of the numbers of bison, elk, or pronghorn sheep that live in the park. Their teacher uses various methods to assess their reasoning skills and level of understanding.
Online
1997
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Teacher Insights K-4 (Elementary) [electronic resource]

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Six elementary school teachers explain the variety of assessement techniques they use. Consulting educators examine the teachers' comments and strategies within the context of the NCTM Assessment Standards.
Online
1997
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Patterns and Functions [electronic resource]: What Comes Next?

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Explains that Mathematics is about patterns waiting to be found. Demonstrates how students' explorations of patterns grow richer and more complex as they move through school.
Online
1997
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Data [electronic resource]: Posing Questions and Finding Answers

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Demonstrates that from the earliest grades, students learn to connect situations, data and graphs. Shows data displays Tim Erickson has developed through years of teaching.
Online
1997
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Geometry [electronic resource]: Castles and Shadows

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Demonstrates that the relationship between two and three-dimensional representations is at the very core of geometry.
Online
1997
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More Geometry [electronic resource]: Quilts and Palaces

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Explores geometrical figures, transformations, and connections to arts and science.
Online
1997
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Whole Numbers [electronic resource]: Memory and Discovery

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Demonstrates what it takes to develop fluency with whole number calculations. Compares algorithms and explores mental math strategies.
Online
1997