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Through Mathematical Eyes : Exploring Functional Relationships in Math and Science

By: Balick, Dana(Edited by) Craven, Julie(Edited by) Ritchhart, Ron(Edited by) Wolf, Dennie(Edited by)

Part of the Moving Middle Schools S. series
043507217X / 9780435072179
Out of Print
United States
185 x 230 mm, 313 grams 144 pages
Professional & Vocational  Learn More

" This book contains] a captivating, easy-to-read set of essays." - The Mathematics Teacher This second volume of the "Moving Middle Schools" series provides a picture of teachers with the courage to invest in a well chosen generative topic for the sake of enhancing students' mathematical power.

It demonstrated how by concentrating on the concept of "functions," teachers can lay a foundation for two essential mathematical understandings: the ability to model real-world phenomena mathematicallyto develop what the contributors call "math eyes"and the capacity to create graphic, linguistic, and numerical representations of mathematical information. "Through Mathematical Eyes" offers revealing stories of how this generative curriculum plays out in diverse classrooms ranging from rural Maine to urban San Francisco.

Through the vivid stories of classroom teachers, we see students relating math and science as they explore the effects of smoking on lung capacity, the question of sleeping fish, and the properties of magnets.

We see teachers openly confronting the controversies and struggles involved in teaching complex concepts to students who sometimes lack strong computational skills.

Most of all we see teachers and students engaging in real conversations about powerful learning and teaching. In this volume, teachers will find concrete examples of unit plans, classroom activities, and assessment practices to use in their own teaching or in discussions with colleagues.

Teachers will also find practical information about the conceptual nature of functions and the critical role functions play in math, science, and daily life.

As a vehicle for professional development, "ThroughMathematical Eyes" is an excellent resource for prompting both personal reflection and professional discussion.


JNU Teaching of a specific subject, PB Mathematics

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