Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
This book digs deep into understanding the root cause of students' difficulties in mathematics. The impact of sociological ideas on students' perception of mathematics and mathematicians is profound and the authors take the reader on quite the journey. This is a powerful read for educators and non-educators alike to grasp how to improve math education.--Matthew L. Beyranevand, EdD, author, "Teach Math Like This, Not Like That" and "Adding Parents to the Equation"; creator, "Math with Matthew"
Mathematical Metaphors, Memories, and Mindsets is a compelling read that provides critical information about how individuals, including future educators and children, view mathematics. Also included in this book, are examples of how our culture influences the portrayal of mathematicians and mathematics and it is rarely good. At a time when the United States is facing critical issues in STEM, understanding these issues may give us a chance to address them head-on. I highly recommend this book to anyone working in the field of education and others who care about STEM education.--Chery Lucarelli, PhD, Professor and Chair, Graduate Education Programs, College of St. Scholastica
This book takes a thorough look at the past and current culture of mathematics and models of math education. An excellent resource for any math educator who wants to better understand students' and parents' common perceptions of mathematics and mathematicians. This cumulation of research has challenged me to think about the social components of mathematics in my own classroom and how to present mathematics in a way that better confronts the negative stigma that surrounds math.--Scott Klasen, MS, Math & Chemistry Teacher, Lakeview Christian Academy
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