Making Problems, Creating Solutions

Challenging Young Mathematicians

In Making Problems, Creating Solutions, Jill Ostrow rethinks the teaching of mathematics and shows teachers how to build challenging learning environments in elementary classrooms. She introduces the notion of workshop learning in mathematics and demonstrates ways in which teachers can readily integrate math into all curricular areas.

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In Making Problems, Creating Solutions, Jill Ostrow rethinks the teaching of mathematics and shows teachers how to build challenging learning environments in elementary classrooms. She introduces the notion of workshop learning in mathematics and demonstrates ways in which teachers can readily integrate math into all curricular areas.

Traditional mathematics instruction consists of statements of rules followed by examples which define those rules—the "tell, show, and do" model...read more

About the Author(s)

Jill Ostrow taught elementary school for nearly twenty years. She now teaches at the college level and collaborates with teachers in their classrooms.

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Not Just the Facts, Ma'am
Mathematicians in the Making
1. Building a Foundation
2. What's Your Problem? Active Practice
3. Calendar
4. Math Workshop: Integrating It All
5. More Than Math: Three Big Projects Show Me What You Know
6. Presentation
7. Assessment, Conferences, Reporting
The Last Word
Appendix: Problems and NCTM Standards
Bibliography

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Grade Range: K-5
Media: 176 pp/paper
Item No: 0041Item No: 0889Item No: B041
ISBN: 978-157110-041-2ISBN: 978-157110-889-0ISBN: 978-15711B-041-2

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