Shaping the Future with Math, Science, and Technology: Solutions and Lesson Plans to Prepare Tomorrows Innovators

Shaping the Future with Math, Science, and Technology: Solutions and Lesson Plans to Prepare Tomorrows Innovators

by Dennis Adams, Mary Hamm


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Shaping the Future with Math, Science, and Technology examines how ingenuity, creativity, and teamwork skills are part of an intellectual toolbox associated with math, science, and technology. The book provides new ideas, proven processes, practical tools, and examples useful to educators who want to encourage students to solve problems and express themselves in imaginative ways. The development of a technological knowledge-based economy depends on the development of educational systems that allow schools, teachers, and students of diverse capabilities, backgrounds and learning preferences do better with both content and imaginative problem solving. This book makes the case that it is, indeed, possible to educate our way to a better economy and a better future. Paying attention to 21st century approaches and skills can help accomplish those goals.

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ISBN-13: 9781610481168
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 05/16/2011
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

DENNIS ADAMS is a Canadian education and technology consultant who has taught at the University of Minnesota and McGill University in Montreal. He has done graduate work at Harvard University and has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Adams is a veteran elementary school teacher who has authored more than a fifteen books on various educational topics. MARY HAMM is a professor of elementary education at San Francisco State University. She has taught at Ohio State University and the University of Colorado. Her background also includes extensive teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. In addition she has written many articles and books on science and mathematics education.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Innovation / Differentiation: 21st Century Math, Science, Technology Skills Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Classroom Assessments Chapter 4 Chapter3: Learning Mathematics: Problem Solving, Creativity, and Innovation Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Science Instruction: Promoting Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Technology &Education: Innovation, Digital Tools, and Preparing for the Future

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