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Pocket PAL: Building Learning in Mathematics

Series: Pocket PAL

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781855392281

Publication Date: 24 May 2007

Suitable for: Secondary

The concept of deep learning, as opposed to surface learning, is being increasingly recognized by teachers and, here, Anne Watson and her colleagues use it in connection with enabling so-far low attaining students to recover their self-esteem and mathematical capabilities. This essential guide for mathematics teachers will help to change the focus from 'doing and finishing' to 'thinking and learning'.

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The concept of deep learning, as opposed to surface learning, is being increasingly recognized by teachers and, here, Anne Watson and her colleagues use it in connection with enabling so-far low attaining students to recover their self-esteem and mathematical capabilities. This essential guide for mathematics teachers will help to change the focus from 'doing and finishing' to 'thinking and learning'.

Contents

1. Teaching low attaining students;
2. Defining deep progress;
3. Expected improvements;
4. Establishing work habits; a) Behaviour; b) Challenge and struggle; c) Silent moments;
5. Participation; a) Joining in with your mind; b) Learning and moving; c) Speaking and listening; d) Getting a good discussion;
6. Interaction; a) Question types; b) Between teacher and students; c) Creating discussion between students; d) Working in pairs;
7. Reacting to students to answers and non answers; a) Shifting responsibility to students; b) Focussing on questioning answers; c) Dealing with unexpected answers; d) Storing good ideas;
8. Giving time to think and learn; a) Immersion in a topic world; b) Thinking is more important than finishing; c) I got rhythm; d) Working quickly and reflecting slowly;
9. Developing memory; a) Structuring teaching to help memory; b) Explicit work; c) Doing the whole thing in your head. d) Using physical and visual memory; e) Combine words, symbols and actions;
10. Visualising; a) Developing imagination; b) Using equipment;
11. Students' writing; a) Writing helps learning; b) Writing hinders learning;
12. Students' awareness of progress; a) Knowing what you have learned;
13. Giving choice; a) Choosing what to do; b) Choosing how to do it; c) Choosing what to do next;
14. Making mathematical connections; a) What is changing; what is staying the same?; b) Between tasks;
15. Dealing with mathematical complexity; a) Really doing mathematics; b) Sorting out complexity; c) Doing your own maths;
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Category
NF
Dewey
510.71
Illustrations
col illustrations
Series
Publisher
Pub. date
24 May 2007
ISBN
9781855392281
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
96
Width
100mm
Height
200mm
Contents page
Yes
VAT-able amount
0%
Product dimensions
A3
A4

100mm x 200mm

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