Help kids excel in math! Discover learning strategies used by high achieving individuals who attended Ivy League Colleges and/or pursued STEM careers to be successful math students.
Teruni Lamberg is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has conducted research on children’s mathematical thinking for over 20 years and authored many books on helping children learn math.
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This book is an excellent resource for parents and teachers who want to gain greater insight into students’ motivations to learn and do math. Dr. Lamberg offers actionable steps that can be taken to support mathematics learners. She draws upon research-based theories and practical life experiences of mathematics learners to provide readers with vivid images of learners’ lives. I am hopeful that more students will develop better relationships with mathematics if their parents and teachers read this book!
In Math Learning Strategies: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Kids Excel in Math, Dr. Lamberg demonstrates her expertise relative to how teachers change, how students learn and how parents can most effectively engage. Through her work, Dr. Lamberg has provided a guide to new levels of teacher and parental commitment and involvement and a deeper understanding of the mathematics content and pedagogy that define effective student learning. Viewed through the eyes of "students" Jamie and Wesley, this resource covers, in detail, three important steps that can be taken to communicate the joy and wonder of mathematics. First, the importance of providing tools and materials that satisfy the “play” urge for all involved. Second, value of developing a definitive design and plan of explorative recreation. And, third, conveying the adventure of mathematics through mutual “observation and wonder” offering a unique opportunity to reach the potential of a satisfying and motivated life.
As a mathematics teacher and a mother, the parts that I appreciate the most in this book are the ideas around supporting our children in experiencing mathematics as beautiful and joyful. When we help our children experience mathematics as beautiful and joyful, this empowers them. This book uniquely helps both parents and teachers in this journey in learning to support our students.