# Math:

## As a Way of Knowing

Keywords: Curriculum Materials, Math, K-12

Susan Ohanian

November 1996

96 pages- paperback

ISBN: 1-57110-051-2

$12.50

Award- winning author Susan Ohanian conducts a lively tour of classrooms around the country where "math time" means stimulating learning experiences. To demonstrate the point that mathematics is an active, ongoing way of perceiving and interacting with the world, she explores

- teaching mathematical concepts through hands-on activities;
- writing and talking about what numbers mean;
- discovering the where and why of math in everyday life;
- finding that there are often multiple ways to solve the same problem.

Focusing on lthe NCTM's *Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for school Mathematics,* Susan takes you into classrooms for a firsthand look at exciting ways the standards are implemented through innovative practices, introducing you to
- new ways to organize your curriculum and classroom to support heterogeneous grouping, collaborative learning, and interdisciplinary studies;
- ways to create meaningful mathematics homework;
- the reflective power of writing to support mathematical understanding;
- classroom strategies that foster hands-on exploration, problem-solving, and research;
- ways to connect math across the curriculum- to social studies, the language arts, art, and science;
- the effective use of manipulatives to solve intriguing problems.

For the nonspecialist in particular, Susan shows that math really is an exciting and powerful tool that students can readily understand and apply in their lives.

To order:

Stenhouse Publishers

P.O. Box 1929

Columbus, OH 43216-1929

Tel:1-800-988-9812

Fax: 1-614-487-2272

Uploaded by: Jennifer Waxman/Deaf Education Major/Kent State University