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Arithmetic
Paul Lockhart - Jul 15, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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"Inspiring and informative...deserves to be widely read."--Wall Street Journal"This fun book offers a philosophical take on number systems and revels in the beauty of math."--Science NewsBecause we have ten fingers, grouping by ten seems natural, but twelve would be better for divisibility, and eight is well suited to repeated halving. Grouping by ...
David Wees
Dec 14, 2020
@BrandauerJ @darrenglass There are lots of fun puzzles at that are connected to unsolved problems in mathematics. If they also like reading and want to know about the development of mathematical ideas, I recommend the books Measurement and Arithmetic by Paul Lockhart.      source
Measurement
Paul Lockhart - May 11, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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For seven years, Paul Lockhart s "A Mathematician s Lament" enjoyed a samizdat-style popularity in the mathematics underground, before demand prompted its 2009 publication to even wider applause and debate. An impassioned critique of K 12 mathematics education, it outlined how we shortchange students by introducing them to math the wrong way. Here ...
David Wees
Dec 14, 2020
@BrandauerJ @darrenglass There are lots of fun puzzles at that are connected to unsolved problems in mathematics. If they also like reading and want to know about the development of mathematical ideas, I recommend the books Measurement and Arithmetic by Paul Lockhart.      source
Routines for Reasoning
Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students
Grace Kelemanik - Sep 26, 2016
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"Routines for Reasoning will help teachers think a lot harder about what the mathematical practices mean...This book should be on every mathematics teacher's bookshelf." - Elham Kazemi, Geda and Phil Condit Professor in Mathematics Education, University of Washington; coauthor of Intentional Talk"This book is a must read for every K-12 teacher seri...
David Wees
May 25, 2019
@MrsLMathGeek @LeahDubecki Recommended: check out the book Routines for Reasoning by @GraceKelemanik and @AmyLucenta. They have great descriptions of this routine and others.      source