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Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites
20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain, PreK-8



August 2008 | 200 pages | Corwin
This spin-off of the best-sellingáresource, Worksheets DonÆt Grow Dendrites, Marcia Tate's latest book will focus on mathematics instruction for K-8 teachers. Beginning with an overview of the current research on mathematics instructionáorganized around the NCTM strands,áMathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites includesáauthentic activitiesáfrom math teachers from around the country. Every chapter will include Pre-K-2 activities, Grade 3-5 Activities, and 6-8 Activities. A Reflection and Application Section at the end of each chapter allows an educator to be introspective about the activities as well as adaptáor augment the activitiesáto meet their students' individual needs. A Bibliography of Math and Literature Resources and a Brain-Compatible Lesson Planning Guide closes out this guide. áá
 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Strategy 1. Brainstorming and Discussion
 
Strategy 2. Drawing and Artwork
 
Strategy 3. Field Trips
 
Strategy 4. Games
 
Strategy 5. Graphic Organizers, Semantic Maps, and Word Webs
 
Strategy 6. Humor
 
Strategy 7. Manipulatives, Experiments, Labs, and Models
 
Strategy 8. Metaphors, Analogies, and Similes
 
Strategy 9. Mnemonic Devices
 
Strategy 10. Movement
 
Strategy 11. Music, Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rap
 
Strategy 12. Project-Based and Problem-Based Instruction
 
Strategy 13. Reciprocal Teaching and Cooperative Learning
 
Strategy 14. Role Plays, Drama, Pantomimes, and Charades
 
Strategy 15. Storytelling
 
Strategy 16. Technology
 
Strategy 17. Visualization and Guided Imagery
 
Strategy 18. Visuals
 
Strategy 19. Work Study and Apprenticeships
 
Strategy 20. Writing and Journals
 
Resource A: Have You Read Any Math Lately?
 
Resource B: Brain-Compatible Lesson Design
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“The author does a good job of describing the NCTM content standards and providing examples that incorporate recommendations from NCTM and other experts in the field on how best to deepen students’ understanding of mathematics. The book covers all grades, thus enhancing its appeal to all mathematics teachers.”

Linda Kallam, Professor of Mathematics
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

"A very useful resource for new and experienced teachers. The book will also equip administrators with strategies that they can model in staff meetings and with teachers.”

Pam Summers, K-12 Mathematics Coordinator
Lubbock Independent School District, TX

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