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Teaching mathematics with the brain in mind : learning pure mathematics with meaning and understanding

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dc.contributor.advisor Fowler, Leah
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Tanya
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-29T19:41:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-29T19:41:46Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1155
dc.description ix, 82 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract This culminating master's project applies data and information discovered in a content analysis of research documents to create a brain-based pure math teacher resource that will help teachers teach the pure mathematics 20 program with meaning and understanding. The resource includes a rationale, as well as explanations for the brainbased mathematics lesson framework. Teacher friendly daily lessons are laid out in a thematic unit for the algebraic equations, relations and functions section of the curriculum. The resource utilizes a brain-based approach to teaching and learning providing teachers with an easy to understand, practical, everyday guide that can easily be implemented into the pure math classroom. This resource is needed because students continue to feel inadequate and inferior in pure math classrooms across Alberta. Changes needed to resolve this disturbing situation include teachers themselves altering their teaching strategies to help minimize the existing problems in the pure math program, and this project contributes to the knowledge about improving best teaching practices. Research on the multiple intelligence theory reminds us of the different student learning styles and the fact that, more than one type of teaching strategy should be used to deliver the pure math program. Current research on the science of learning has brought to light some very interesting ideas of how a student's brain works and the applications of this work to classroom practice. As teachers, we can translate this information into classroom practice in order to help our students learn pure mathematics with meaning and understanding. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2003 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Alberta en
dc.subject Mathematics teachers -- Training of -- Alberta en
dc.title Teaching mathematics with the brain in mind : learning pure mathematics with meaning and understanding en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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