Mathematics Inside the Black Box

Assessment for Learning in the Mathematics Classroom
Author: Dylan Wiliam,King's College (Londres). Department of education and professional studies
Publisher: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708716878
Category: Educational tests and measurements
Page: 24
View: 5481

Inside the Black Box

Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment
Author: Paul Black,Dylan Wiliam
Publisher: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708713815
Category: Academic achievement
Page: 21
View: 6278

Inside the Primary Black Box

Assessment for Learning in Primary and Early Years Classrooms
Author: Christine Harrison,Sally Howard
Publisher: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708717684
Category: Education, Elementary
Page: 35
View: 1317

Science Inside the Black Box

Assessment for Learning in the Science Classroom
Author: Paul Joseph Black,Christine Harrison
Publisher: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708714447
Category: Educational tests and measurements
Page: 22
View: 668

Embedded Formative Assessment

Author: Dylan Wiliam
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765012
Category: Education
Page: 200
View: 4046
Formative assessment plays an important role in increasing teacher quality and student learning when it’s viewed as a process rather than a tool. Emphasizing the instructional side of formative assessment, this book explores in depth the use of classroom questioning, learning intentions and success criteria, feedback, collaborative and cooperative learning, and self-regulated learning to engineer effective learning environments for students.

Inside the Black Box of Assessment

Assessment of Learning by Teachers and Schools
Author: Paul Black,Jeremy Marshall Hodgen,Christine Harrison,Natasha Serret,Bethan Marshall
Publisher: Learning Sciences International
ISBN: 9781941112205
Category: Education
Page: 40
View: 8242
This booklet, drawing from evidence-based research, examines the results of international studies focused on assessment usage and teacher collaboration. The authors discuss ways to explore validity, reliability, and comparability. They also look at what educators are already doing in their classrooms and help them develop effective teaching methods into more rigorous instruction.

Working Inside the Black Box

Assessment for Learning in the Classroom
Author: Paul Black,Christine Harrison,Clare Lee
Publisher: Granada Learning
ISBN: 9780708713792
Category: Educational tests and measurements
Page: 24
View: 3856

Weapons of Math Destruction

How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Author: Cathy O'Neil
Publisher: Crown Books
ISBN: 0553418815
Category: Big data
Page: 259
View: 4823
"A former Wall Street quantitative analyst sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling, a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality, "--NoveList.

The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics

Author: Jacqueline Leonard,Danny B. Martin
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623960819
Category: Social Science
Page: 399
View: 7714
This book is a critically important contribution to the work underway to transform schooling for students who have historically been denied access to a quality education, specifically African American children. The first section of the book provides some historical perspective critical to understanding the current state of education in the U.S., specifically for the education of African American children. The following sections include chapters on policy, learning, ethnomathematics, student identity, and teacher preparation as it relates to the mathematical education of Black children. Through offering “counternarratives” about mathematically successful Black youth, advocating for a curriculum that is grounded in African American culture and ways of thinking, providing shining examples of the brilliance of Blacks students, and promoting high expectations for all rather than situating students as the problem, the authors of this book provide powerful insights related to the teaching and learning of mathematics for African American students. As is made evident in this book, effective teaching involves much more than just engaging students in inquirybased pedagogy (Kitchen, 2003). The chapters offered in this book demonstrate how mathematics instruction for African American students needs to take into account historical marginalization and presentday policies that do harm to Black students (Kunjufu, 2005). Empowering mathematics instruction for African American students needs to take into consideration and promote students’ cultural, spiritual, and historical identities. Furthermore, mathematics instruction for African American students should create opportunities for students to express themselves and the needs of their communities as a means to promote social justice both within their classrooms and communities.

Math Sense

The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Instruction
Author: Christine Moynihan
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109420
Category: Education
Page: 135
View: 2204
How is that you can walk into a classroom and gain an overall sense of the quality of math instruction taking place there? What contributes to getting that sense? In Math Sense, Chris Moynihan explores some of the components that comprise the look, sound, and feel of effective teaching and learning. Does the landscape of the classroom feature such items as student work samples, a math literature collection, and a number line? Do the lessons include wait time, checks for understanding, and written feedback? Do you feel a spirit of collaboration, risk taking, and a sense of pride? In Math Sense, Chris provides a series of self-assessment rubrics to help you identify the earmarks of a vibrant mathematics community that will help inform and refine your practice. This practical guide offers a road map for taking stock of your teaching and building a stronger mathematics classroom environment for you and your students.

Equations from God

Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith
Author: Daniel J. Cohen
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801891868
Category: Mathematics
Page: 256
View: 4561
Throughout history, application rather than abstraction has been the prominent driving force in mathematics. From the compass and sextant to partial differential equations, mathematical advances were spurred by the desire for better navigation tools, weaponry, and construction methods. But the religious upheaval in Victorian England and the fledgling United States opened the way for the rediscovery of pure mathematics, a tradition rooted in Ancient Greece. In Equations from God, Daniel J. Cohen captures the origins of the rebirth of abstract mathematics in the intellectual quest to rise above common existence and touch the mind of the deity. Using an array of published and private sources, Cohen shows how philosophers and mathematicians seized upon the beautiful simplicity inherent in mathematical laws to reconnect with the divine and traces the route by which the divinely inspired mathematics of the Victorian era begot later secular philosophies. -- Timothy Larsen

Science Formative Assessment, Volume 1

75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483352196
Category: Education
Page: 384
View: 7925
Formative assessment informs the design of learning opportunities that take students from their existing ideas of science to the scientific ideas and practices that support conceptual understanding. Science Formative Assessment shows K-12 educators how to weave formative assessment into daily instruction. Discover 75 assessment techniques linked to the Next Generation Science Standards and give classroom practices a boost with: Descriptions of how each technique promotes learning Charts linking core concepts at each grade level to scientific practices Implementation guidance, such as required materials and student grouping Modifications for different learning styles Ideas for adapting techniques to other content areas

the 'little black' book of MATH

Author: Patches Rhode
ISBN: 0557061911
Page: 224
View: 4575
A step-by-step guide to the most frequently taught math principles including rules, formulas, and examples covering Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus. In additon, this book includes basic fractions, exponents, roots, signed numbers, and financial formulas.

Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Author: David Rock,Douglas K. Brumbaugh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136328149
Category: Education
Page: 360
View: 3819
Solidly grounded in up-to-date research, theory and technology, Teaching Secondary Mathematics is a practical, student-friendly, and popular text for secondary mathematics methods courses. It provides clear and useful approaches for mathematics teachers, and shows how concepts typically found in a secondary mathematics curriculum can be taught in a positive and encouraging way. The thoroughly revised fourth edition combines this pragmatic approach with truly innovative and integrated technology content throughout. Synthesized content between the book and comprehensive companion website offers expanded discussion of chapter topics, additional examples and technological tips. Each chapter features tried-and-tested pedagogical techniques, problem solving challenges, discussion points, activities, mathematical challenges, and student-life based applications that will encourage students to think and do. New to the 4th edition: A fully revised and updated chapter on technological advancements in the teaching of mathematics Connections to both the updated NCTM Focal Points as well as the new Common Core State Standards are well-integrated throughout the text Problem solving challenges and sticky questions featured in each chapter to encourage students to think through everyday issues and possible solutions. A fresh interior design to better highlight pedagogical elements and key features A companion website with chapter-by-chapter video lessons, teacher tools, problem solving Q&As, helpful links and resources, and embedded graphing calculators.

Learning to Love Math

Teaching Strategies that Change Student Attitudes and Get Results
Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
ISBN: 9781416610366
Category: Education
Page: 195
View: 3659
Is there a way to get students to love math? Dr. Judy Willis responds with an emphatic yes in this informative guide to getting better results in math class. Tapping into abundant research on how the brain works, Willis presents a practical approach for how we can improve academic results by demonstrating certain behaviors and teaching students in a way that minimizes negativity. With a straightforward and accessible style, Willis shares the knowledge and experience she has gained through her dual careers as a math teacher and a neurologist. In addition to learning basic brain anatomy and function, readers will learn how to * Improve deep-seated negative attitudes toward math. * Plan lessons with the goal of "achievable challenge" in mind. * Reduce mistake anxiety with techniques such as errorless math and estimation. * Teach to different individual learning strengths and skill levels. * Spark motivation. * Relate math to students' personal interests and goals. * Support students in setting short-term and long-term goals. * Convince students that they can change their intelligence. With dozens of strategies teachers can use right now, Learning to Love Math puts the power of research directly into the hands of educators. A Brain Owner's Manual, which dives deeper into the structure and function of the brain, is also included--providing a clear explanation of how memories are formed and how skills are learned. With informed teachers guiding them, students will discover that they can build a better brain . . . and learn to love math!

How to Teach Math to Black Students

Student Workbook
Author: Shahid Muhammad
Publisher: African Amer Images
ISBN: 9781934155172
Category: Education
Page: 48
View: 9572
Ideal for classroom use, this companion to the teachers' textbook of the same name is geared toward African American students who have difficulty with math. The culturally relevant word problems aim to raise the racial achievement gap in mathematics by instilling confidence in struggling black students and to teach math in a less sterile, theoretical way. By invoking critical thinking skills, the workbook presents an essential understanding to basic math functions that can revolutionise a child's ability to progress through upper grades.

How Not to be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Author: Jordan Ellenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143127535
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 2246
"Using the mathematician's method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman, minus the jargon ... Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need"--

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408835312
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 3616
You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh explains how the brilliant writers, some of the mathematicians, have smuggled in mathematical jokes throughout the cartoon's twenty-five year history, exploring everything from to Mersenne primes, from Euler's equation to the unsolved riddle of P vs. NP, from perfect numbers to narcissistic numbers, and much more. With wit, clarity and a true fan's zeal, Singh analyses such memorable episodes as 'Bart the Genius' and 'HomerÂ3' to offer an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history.

Math for Scientists

Refreshing the Essentials
Author: Natasha Maurits,Branislava Ćurčić-Blake
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319573543
Category: Mathematics
Page: 233
View: 3642
This book reviews math topics relevant to non-mathematics students and scientists, but which they may not have seen or studied for a while. These math issues can range from reading mathematical symbols, to using complex numbers, dealing with equations involved in calculating medication equivalents, the General Linear Model (GLM) used in e.g. neuroimaging analysis, finding the minimum of a function, independent component analysis, or filtering approaches. Almost every student or scientist, will at some point run into mathematical formulas or ideas in scientific papers that may be hard to understand, given that formal math education may be some years ago. In this book we will explain the theory behind many of these mathematical ideas and expressions and provide readers with the tools to better understand them. We will revisit high school mathematics and extend and relate this to the mathematics you need to understand the math you may encounter in the course of your research. This book will help you understand the math and formulas in the scientific papers you read. To achieve this goal, each chapter mixes theory with practical pen-and-paper exercises such that you (re)gain experience with solving math problems yourself. Mnemonics will be taught whenever possible. To clarify the math and help readers apply it, each chapter provides real-world and scientific examples.

Rethinking Mathematics

Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers
Author: Eric Gutstein
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 0942961544
Category: Education
Page: 179
View: 5777
A collection of more than thirty articles shows teachers how to weave social justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social justice math into other curricular areas as well.