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Written by three noted mathematics educators, this volume presents a process-based approach to building a high-quality mathematics program based on five NCTM principles and four NCSM leadership principles.
Chapter 9: Reflecting on how Students Learn Mathematics
Reflecting on how Students Learn Mathematics
Students learn mathematics by being actively engaged in the lessons (National Research Council, 2004). The degree to which students are engaged in lessons is directly related to the actions of mathematics teachers (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2000). To truly be effective, these actions must be thoughtfully planned and presented. Engagement means that students participate: talk, record information, share thoughts and ideas, speculate, justify, and make sense of what they are doing. In all its forms, mathematics helps students make sense and find meaning in a physical world that often is difficult to understand.
Understanding how students learn and staying up to date on new research into learning are important skills for mathematics leaders. ...