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Teaching Mathematics in Diverse Classrooms for Grades 5-8: Practical Strategies and Activities That Promote Understanding and Problem Solving Ability, 1st edition

  • Benny F. Tucker
  • Ann H. Singleton
  • Terry L. Weaver

Published by Pearson (August 28th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

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Teaching Mathematics in Diverse Classrooms for Grades 5-8: Practical Strategies and Activities That Promote Understanding and Problem Solving Ability (2-downloads)

ISBN-13: 9780132915069

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Table of contents

vii

About the Au thors xiii

Preface xv

1 I nstructional Activities:

T he Building Blocks for Effective Instruction 1

Instructional Activities 1

Developmental Activities 2

Exploratory Developmental Activities 2

Consolidating Developmental Activities 2

Practice Activities 2

Think-Time Practice Activities 3

Speed-Drill Practice Activities 3

Application Activities 3

Classroom Applications 3

Real-World Problems 4

Assessment Activities 4

Flexible Use of Activities and Materials 5

Exercises and Activities 5

References and Related Readings 6

Websites 7

2 Prior Student Knowledge:

T he Basis for Learning and Instruction 8

Building on Prior Knowledge 8

Assessing Prior Knowledge 9

Remediation of Prerequisite Knowledge 9

Additional Classroom Scenarios 10

Exercises and Activities 11

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viii C o n t e n t s

3 L ess on Design:

Planning for Effective Instruction and Maximum Learning 12

Combining Activities into a Lesson 12

What Is a Lesson? 12

A Traditional Lesson Plan 13

The Nature of Standard Traditional Lessons 15

Adapting Lessons for Diverse Learning Needs 15

A Lesson Adapted for Diverse Learners 18

The Planning Process and “Official” Lesson Plans 21

The Planning Process and Teaching Notes 21

Exercises and Activities 21

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