Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain, PreK-8

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SAGE Publications, Aug 21, 2008 - Education - 171 pages
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Students engaged in active learning experiences gain long-term retention of the skills and content they learn. In this user-friendly guide, Marcia L. Tate follows the successful format of her previous bestsellers and offers math teachers 20 powerful, brain-based teaching strategies that translate into meaningul firsthand experiences for all learners.

Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites provides educators with creative ways to incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities and promote increased academic achievement in mathematics. The author also focuses on the core NCTM focal points for algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, data analysis and probablity, problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.

The chapters offer: a what, why, and how for each strategy; specific brain-compatible mathematics activties and lessons submitted by real teachers from across the country; and space for teachers to reflect on and apply individual strategies to their lessons.

With a bibliography of math and literature resources and a lesson planning guide, this book can transform classrooms into places where students excel academically and where learning is fun.

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About the author (2008)

Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former executive director of professional development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia and has been presenting to adult audiences for more than 25 years. During her 30-year career with the school district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the Distinguished Staff Development Award for the State of Georgia, and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state.

Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught more than 400,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world. She is the author of the following seven bestsellers: Worksheets Donít Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain; ďSit & GetĒ Wonít Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies That Engage the Adult Brain; Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Donít Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain; Shouting Wonít Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques to Detour Around the Danger Zones; Mathematics Worksheets Donít Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain;†Preparing Children for Success in School and in Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Childís Brain Power;†and†Science Worksheets Donít Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain;†as well as†Social Studies Worksheets Donít Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain. Participants in her workshops refer to them as ďsome of the best ones they have ever experiencedĒ since Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences.

Marcia received her bachelorís degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her masterís degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University, and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.

Marcia is married to Tyrone Tate and is the proud mother of three children, Jennifer, Jessica, and Christopher, and is the doting grandmother of two granddaughters, Christian and Aidan Brooke, and three grandsons,†Maxwell Connor, Aaron Bryan, and Roman Alexander.

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