Writing to develop mathematical understanding
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Writing to develop mathematical understanding

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Published by Christopher-Gordon in Norwood, Mass .
Written in English


  • Mathematics -- Study and teaching,
  • Composition (Language arts),
  • Technical writing,
  • Mathématiques -- Étude et enseignement,
  • Composition (Exercice littéraire),
  • Rédaction technique

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-192) and index.

StatementDavid K. Pugalee.
LC ClassificationsQA11 .P79 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 195 p. :
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16969079M
ISBN 10192902486X
ISBN 109781929024865
LC Control Number2005924176

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development of understanding of mathematical concepts, principles and processes. So our emphasis on understanding applies not just to children learning, but also to teach-ers teaching: in two senses. First, it is important that teachers of young children teach mathematics in a way that promotes understanding, that helps children to make key. A book used at my university in a first-year intro to mathematical thinking course is Tamara J. Lakin's The Tools of Mathematical Reasoning. It covers introductory logic, proofs, sets, functions, number theory, relations, finite and infinite sets, and the foundations of analysis.   When students have to write an explanation or explain their problem to someone else, they develop a deeper understanding of the concept. Or, if there are any misconceptions, they are discovered and can be easily corrected. As a middle school math teacher, I loved incorporating writing and speaking into my classroom. Mathematics teachers don't need to become reading specialists in order to help students read mathematics texts, but they do need to recognize that students need their help reading in mathematical contexts. Teachers should make the strategic processes necessary for understanding mathematics explicit to students.