Teaching with Tasks for Effective Mathematics Learning

  • Peter Sullivan
  • Doug Clarke
  • Barbara Clarke
Part of the Mathematics Teacher Education book series (MTEN, volume 104)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 1-5
  3. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 7-12
  4. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 13-21
  5. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 23-37
  6. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 39-56
  7. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 57-70
  8. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 71-83
  9. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 85-98
  10. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 99-109
  11. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 111-120
  12. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 121-134
  13. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 135-143
  14. Peter Sullivan, Doug Clarke, Barbara Clarke
    Pages 145-193
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 195-206

About this book

Introduction

Using classroom mathematics tasks to support student learning is the topic of this timely volume. Employing research-based data, the authors focus on teacher practice as well as teacher and student learning and knowledge creation to demonstrate the use of mathematics tasks which promote effective student understanding. Unique in the field, the book provides a thorough, comprehensive guide to the nature of tasks for researchers, teacher educators, curriculum designers, administrators and teachers. Chapters on the effective implementation of mathematics tasks in the classroom, distinct pedagogical concepts related to teaching with mathematics tasks, and sample lessons that clearly demonstrate successful uses for mathematics tasks in the classroom are included.  The book is designed to provide a mix of cutting-edge data on task use with concrete examples of successful tasks and implementation tactics.  All of the lesson plans and illustrative examples provided have been extensively evaluated and tested in actual learning situations and feature specific suggestions for combating student difficulties and promoting solution pathways. This is a book that is essential for anyone hoping to understand both the importance of mathematics tasks for enhancing student learning and ways in which mathematics tasks can be applied in the classroom to achieve learning goals and objectives.     

Keywords

Classroom tasks Lesson plans Lesson sequences mathematical pedagogy mathematical tasks student opinions

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Sullivan
    • 1
  • Doug Clarke
    • 2
  • Barbara Clarke
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac. EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2., School of EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityFitzroy MDCAustralia
  3. 3., Peninsula CampusMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4681-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4680-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4681-1