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Facilitator's Guide to How the Brain Learns Mathematics



April 2008 | 56 pages | Corwin

Lead engaging workshops on this unique and simplified four-tier model for teaching mathematics!

Written to complement David A. Sousa's bestseller How the Brain Learns Mathematics, this facilitator's guide gives staff developers and workshop leaders all the materials needed to present the latest neuroscientific findings in practical, understandable terms and demonstrate how this information impacts mathematics instruction at all grade levels. You will be able to lead workshops on how the brain develops an understanding of number relationships and processes mathematical concepts, how environmental and developmental factors contribute to difficulties in learning mathematics, and how differentiated mathematics instruction promotes student success. This chapter-by-chapter study guide covers key points such as:

  • Adapting lessons to meet children's developmental learning stages
  • Relating classroom studies to concrete, real-world applications
  • Planning mathematics lessons based on current research, including discoveries about memory systems and lesson timing
  • Correlating instruction with the NCTM standards and curriculum focal points

The chapter-by-chapter study guide features:

  • Chapter discussion questions
  • Activities for workshop participants
  • Additional information for each chapter
  • Journal-writing prompts
  • A sample workshop evaluation form

Staff developers will find the Facilitator's Guide to How the Brain Learns Mathematics to be an ideal resource for leading professional training for groups of any size—pairs, small workshops, or large seminars.


 
About the Author
 
Introduction
How to Use This Guide

 
Additional Resources for Facilitators

 
 
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: How the Brain Learns Mathematics by David A. Sousa
 
Introduction
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 1. Developing Number Sense
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
 
Chapter 2. Learning to Calculate
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
 
Chapter 3. Reviewing the Elements of Learning
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
 
Chapter 4. Teaching Mathematics to the Preschool and Kindergarten Brain
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
 
Chapter 5. Teaching Mathematics to the Preadolescent Brain
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
Activities

 
Journal Writing

 
 
Chapter 6. Teaching Mathematics to the Adolescent Brain
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
 
Chapter 7. Recognizing and Addressing Mathematics Difficulties
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
 
Chapter 8. Putting It All Together: Planning Lessons in PreK-12 Mathematics
Summary

 
Supplemental Information

 
Discussion Questions

 
Activity

 
Journal Writing

 
 
Workshop Evaluation Form

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