Demystify Math, Science, and Technology: Creativity, Innovation, and Problem-Solving

Demystify Math, Science, and Technology: Creativity, Innovation, and Problem-Solving

by Dennis Adams, Mary Hamm


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Technology is viewed as a powerful force both in and out of school and has long been linked with math and science. Although concepts and activities of this book apply to any grade, the primary focus is on the elementary and middle school levels. This book provides principles and practical strategies for promoting creative and innovative work in math, science, and technology. The authors pay close attention to the social nature of learning and how collaboration can spark student interest in open-ended problem-solving. Shining a light on mathematic, scientific, and technological processes gives everyone more control over what is going on around them and increases understanding of how things work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607096351
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 02/15/2010
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dennis Adams is a Canadian educational consultant who has taught classes at McGill University in Montreal. He is author of more than twelve books and a hundred journal articles on various educational topics. Mary Hamm is professor of science and mathematics at San Francisco State University. She has worked on both science and mathematics standards projects and has published more than ten books and eighty journal articles.

Table of Contents

Preface v

1 Creativity, Innovation, and Differentiation: Problem Solving and Inquiry in Math, Science, and Technology 1

2 Creative and Innovative Thinking: Differentiated Inquiry, Open-Ended Problem Solving, and Innovation 29

3 Problem Solving in Mathematics: Creativity and Innovation in a New Age of Numbers 59

4 Science Inquiry: Thinking, Differentiation, and Preparing for the Future 85

5 Technology and Education: Creativity, Innovation, and Preparing for the Future 115

Notes 161

About the Authors 165

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