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Oral Storytelling and Teaching Mathematics
Pedagogical and Multicultural Perspectives


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Mathematics & Numeracy

May 2004 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`This book makes significant contributions to the field of mathematics education in many areas. Its use of oral storytelling as a means of teaching algorithms and problem solving, its presentation of a collaborative teaching model that can be generalized to all mathematics teaching, its presentation of a new perspective on problem solving, enhancing the currently popular approach, and its insights into multicultural mathematics all provide a wealth of knowledge for pre-service and in-service classroom teachers as well as mathematics education instructors' - Dr Rainy M Cotti, Rhode Island College`

`It is very well written. It avoids math education jargon, but at the same time discusses deep issues the subject. References to the literature are useful and well chosen . . . . The book flows very well. very well. I liked the way of starting with stories and the stories of the classroom lessons. This gives a good foundation for the more theoretical discussions later in the book' - Susan Addington, California State University, San Bernardino

Oral Story Telling And Teaching Mathematics provides the first serious exploration of the role that oral storytelling can play in helping children learn mathematics. It should be of interest to those concerned with providing children with powerful mathematical and literary experiences and those concerned with multicultural education.

} An accompanying CD-ROM contains the full text of two epic stories plus additional worksheets and handouts.

 
Preface
 
The Wizard's Tale: Foundations of Mathematical Epic Oral Storytelling
 
The Wizard's Tale: In Doris Lawson's Fourth Grade Classroom
 
Mathematical Epic Oral Storytelling: Underlying Assumptions
 
Mathematical Epic Oral Storytelling: Structural Relationships
 
Mathematical Epic Oral Storytelling: Pedagogical Assumptions
 
To Teach Or Not To Teach Mathematical Algorithms
Doris P. Lawson
Variations On The Wizard's Tale With Fourth Graders
 
The Egypt Story: Oral Storytelling, Problem Solving and Multicultural Mathematics
 
The Egypt Story: Doris Lawson Tells Sixth Graders An Oral Story
 
An Interview With Doris Lawson About The Egypt Story
 
Problem Solving: Mathematical And Multicultural
 
Mathematics And Culture
 
Multicultural Mathematics Instruction
 
Oral Storytelling, Mathematics, Ideology, and Multicultural Intentions
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“This book makes significant contributions to the field of mathematics education in many areas. Its use of oral storytelling as a means of teaching algorithms and problem solving, its presentation of a collaborative teaching model that can be generalized to all mathematics teaching, its presentation of a new perspective on problem solving, enhancing the currently popular approach, and its insights into multicultural mathematics all provide a wealth of knowledge for pre-service and in-service classroom teachers as well as mathematics education instructors.”

Dr. Rainy M. Cotti
Rhode Island College

“It is very well written. It avoids math education jargon, but at the same time discusses deep issues in the subject. References to the literature are useful and well chosen . . . . The book flows very well. very well. I liked the way of starting with stories and the stories of the classroom lessons. This gives a good foundation for the more theoretical discussions later in the book.”

Susan Addington
California State University, San Bernardino

"Schiro's book proposes the use of fantasy in the teaching of mathematics. Schiro maintains that the fantasy storytelling genre permits the use of mathematical manipulatives, imagery, symbols, diagrams, and algorithms by both the storyteller and the audience, allowing the listener to envision mathematical problems...This is an intriguing book."

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“Schiro’s book is a testament to the necessity of a diverse educational background.”

See full review at http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Journal/bkrev_841.htm

NACADA Journal

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ISBN: 9780761930105
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