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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.
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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 ContentsChapter 1 Creativity, Innovation, and Differentiation: Problem-Solving and Inquiry in Math, Science, and Technology
Chapter 2 Creative and Innovative Thinking: Differentiated Inquiry, Open-Ended Problem-Solving, and Innovation
Chapter 3 Problem-Solving in Mathematics: Creativity and Innovation in a New Age of Numbers
Chapter 4 Science Inquiry: Thinking, Differentiation, and Preparing for the Future
Chapter 5 Technology and Education: Creativity, Innovation, and Preparing for the Future