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Surprises in Mind [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates that mathematical creativity as expressed in art, architecture, music and industry is built into the brain and can flourish under the right conditions. Reviews the remarkable 12-year study, led by Professor Carolyn Maher of Rutgers University, that followed students from first grade through high school to demonstrate the brain's surprising natural abilities for learning math.
Online
2001
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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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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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Algebra [electronic resource]: It Begins in Kindergarten

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Traces the fundamental concepts students can develop through the years to help them enjoy and be successful with new approaches to algebra.
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1997