Math Through Children's Literature: Making the NCTM Standards Come Alive

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Use children's literature as a springboard to successful mathematical literacy. This book contains summaries of books, each related to the NCTM Standards, that will help children gain familiarity with and an understanding of mathematical concepts. Each chapter has classroom-tested activities and a bibliography of additional books to further expand student learning.
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About the author

KATHRYN L. BRADDON, a former library media specialist, is a teacher, writer, and workshop leader based in Canandaigua, New York.

NANCY J. HALL taught preschool through college for 14 years and is currently an educational consultant in gifted education in central Pennsylvania.

DALE TAYLOR, Elementary Principal/K12 Curriculum Director, East Grand Forks Public Schools, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota, worked in an advisory capacity on the NCTM Standards.

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Libraries Unlimited
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Published on
Dec 31, 1993
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Pages
218
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ISBN
9780872879324
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Elementary
Education / Experimental Methods
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Mathematics
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 إن رفض طفلك الإذعان باستمرار ، وأظهر السلوك المتمرد - ناشرآ الفوضى في منزلك ، مثيرآ المشكلات في المدرسة بحيث يهدد فرصه في النجاح على المدى الطويل - فيستعذرعليك معرفة ماتقوم به لربما تشعر بالفعل أنك جربت كل شي ، ولربما يسقط في يدك ، إن كنت كالعديد من الآباء الذين يواجهون المشكلة ذاتها.

يمنحك كتاب ( تربية طفل متمرد ) كل ماهو ضروري من التشجيع والتوجيه لمساعدة طفلك في تجاوز المشكلات السلوكية ، واستعادة ما يحتاجه بشدة من الشعور بالتوازن والبهجة ، كما يوفر هذا الكتاب ، سواء أظهر طفلك أنماطآ متكررة من السلوك المندفع الغيرالملائم ، لا أكثر ، أم استوفى معايير التشخيص لاضطراب العناد الشارد ، أساليب داعمة ومنورة ، تم اختبارها ؛ لتوجيهك وطفلك في الاتجاه الصحيح ، وستتعلم كيفية منح طفلك الأساس والدعم اللذين يحتاجهما ليدرك إشارات التواصل الاجتماعي بدقة أكبر ، ويمتلك السيطرة على اندفاعاته ، فضلآ عن تعزيز العلاقة بينكما ، وتوفير الإمكانية لطفلك لتحقيق كل ما تعلم بقدرته على إنجازه.

 

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