Making Sense of Math: How to Help Every Student Become a Mathematical Thinker and Problem Solver (ASCD Arias)
|Author(s)||Cathy L. Seeley|
|Year Publish||2016 April|
Becoming a mathematical thinker and problem solver is an essential first step to students achieving STEM success. This brief but thought-provoking look at mathematics teaching considers what it takes for every teacher to help every student become a mathematical thinker and problem solver. Author and experienced math educator Cathy L. Seeley explains her approach, which
- Challenges old ideas about teaching math.
- Offers a compelling rationale to focus on mathematical thinking and problem solving.
- Emphasizes the importance of a growth mindset about mathematical ability and achievement for students and teachers alike.
- Highlights the potential of professional learning communities as powerful tools for learning how to be more effective in helping students gain the mathematical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and habits of mind they need for living and working in the 21st century.