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Common Misconceptions in Mathematics: Strategies to Correct Them (Paperback)
  • Common Misconceptions in Mathematics: Strategies to Correct Them (Paperback)

Common Misconceptions in Mathematics: Strategies to Correct Them (Paperback)

Paperback 150 Pages / Published: 01/05/2015
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This book should be a handy tool for teachers of mathematics as they develop plans to confront the problem of misconceptions, which are common with students that often have their own notion of certain mathematical concepts, right or not. The onus is on the teacher to detect those misconceptions and help students remedy them. This book is written for that purpose. Teachers could emulate the presented strategies that the book has elucidated. Teachers may also devise their own strategies based on the source of the misconception as presented in the book. The research segment of each identified misconception will be helpful if teachers want to apprise themselves with what the literature says about the concept. In general, the book is meant for teachers who want to help students engage in mathematics that emphasize conceptual understanding.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761858850
Number of pages: 150
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 12 mm

One of the book's strengths lies in its organizational structure. Teachers can easily navigate to relevant topics because each misconception section is organized and presented in the same way. . . .The author offers a wide range of potential solutions to correct each misconception. . . .The book offers a wealth of information that would be good for K-grade 12 teachers to have at their disposal. * National Council of Teachers of Mathematics *
This book would be best used in undergraduate or master's level teacher education courses that specifically address learning mathematics. . . .The descriptions of what teachers can do are useful and straightforward, and they discuss various ways for students to understand the concept of an algorithm. The research notes are useful summaries of research that has been conducted concerning each misconception; this research can be used as a platform for further investigation. * Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School *
What a great idea for a book! What I really mean is, what a great idea for reaching teachers and helping them understand and teach mathematics better!...Being able to focus on one misconception at a time will allow teachers to think about and understand concepts more than they usually do. -- Janet Beery, Ph.D., mathematics professor, University of Redlands, California
This book is a useful resource for the classroom math teacher as it provides many examples of student errors, and also provides some practical ways to help remedy such errors. -- Ramakrishnan Menon, PhD., mathematics education professor, George Gwinnett College, Georgia

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