Concept-Based Mathematics : Teaching for Deep Understanding in Secondary Classrooms
- Paperback | 296 pages
- 177 x 254 x 20.32mm | 610g
- 14 May 2016
- SAGE Publications Inc
- Corwin Press Inc
- Thousand Oaks, United States
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Table of contents
I. What is Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction in Math? Research and Theory
1. Why Is It Important for My Students to Learn Conceptually?
2. What Are the Facts, Processes, and Concepts in Mathematics?
II. How to Craft Generalizations and Plan Units of Work to Ensure Deep Conceptual Understanding? A Practice Guide
3. How Do I Craft Generalizations for Mathematics?
4. How Do I Plan Units of Work for a Concept-Based Curriculum?
III. How Do We Engage Students Through Instructional Practice? Strategies to Engage and Assess
5. How Do I Captivate Students? Eight Strategies for Engaging the Hearts and Minds of Students
6. How Do I Know My Students Understand the Concepts? Assessment Strategies
7. How Do I Integrate Technology to Foster Conceptual Understanding?
8. What Do Ideal Concept-Based Math Classrooms Look Like?
About Jennifer Wathall
She has worked in several international schools including South Island School, Hong Kong, The United Nations International School (UNIS, one of the original IB schools), New York and she is currently working at Island School, Hong Kong as Head of Mathematics. She is currently an honorary faculty advisor and part time instructor for The University of Hong Kong.
In the international arena she has presented workshops such as "How to Effectively Integrate Multimedia into the Classroom" at the 21st Century Conference in Hong Kong and Shanghai and The Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, Bangkok and Beijing. She has also given talks around Asia about how to effectively integrate a 1:1 program into the mathematics classroom.
?As a qualified International Baccalaureate workshop leader ("Mathematics, Concepts and Inquiry in the Diploma Program and Approaches to Teaching and Learning") Jennifer has delivered numerous workshops in the Asia Pacific region. Her role as a field representative for the IB Asia Pacific serves as part of the quality assurance framework. She has consulted on IB Mathematics textbooks and has developed a Category 3 workshop on "The Use of the Casio GDC in IB Mathematics". In 2014 she was invited to deliver a talk at the IB Asia Pacific Conference titled "Using Inquiry in the IB Mathematics Classroom" and in 2015 Jennifer will be presenting at the IB Americas annual conference.
She is a certified trainer in the DISCtm behavior assessment tool and a certified independent consultant in "Concept Based Curriculum Design" by Dr H. Lynn Erickson. Jennifer works as a consultant helping math departments and schools transition to concept-based curriculum and instruction. She utilizes her skills as a certified Performance Coach to facilitate transition and change.
For 2014 to 2019 she will be part of the external curriculum review group for IB Diploma Mathematics based in The Hague and Cardiff.
?Currently she is working with schools to transition towards a concept and inquiry based curriculum.