Measurement and Geometry: Building Conceptual Understanding in Young Children
The following may be helpful in setting up teacher study groups, action research projects, etc. for the purpose of digging deeper into the session topic.
Teacher Learning Models
Faculty Study Groups:
The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics
Internet Content for the Classroom with lesson plans, student interactive content, downloadable worksheets, links to panel-reviewed websites and additional resources created by the nation's leading education organizations
The Shodor Foundation's goal is to advance science and math education through the use of computational science, modeling and technology
The Gateway to Educational Materials
The Smithsonian Website
Mcrel's lesson plan bank
The Columbia Education Center (a nonprofit educational service organization) site includes a large collection of lesson plans for social studies, mathematics, science, and language arts. The lesson plans, created by teachers, are categorized by grade levels.
Carpenter, Thomas, & Romberg, Thomas, (2004). Powerful Practices. University of Wisconsin. Madison.
Fosnot, C. & Dolk, M. (2001). Young mathematicians at work: Constructing number sense, addition, and subtraction. Portsmouth: Heinemann.
Kliman, Marlene, and Russell, Susan Jo, (1998). Building Number Sense. TERC. Cambridge.
Mokros, Jan, Russell, Susan Jo, & Economopoulos, (1995). Beyond Arithmetic. Dale Seymour. Palo Alto.
National Research Council, (2001). Adding It Up. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C.
Schmidt, William, Houang, Richard, and Cogan, Leland, (2002). A Coherent Curriculum: The Case of Mathematics. Research for Better Schools. Philadelphia.
Stigler, James W. & Hiebert, J. (1999). The teaching gap: Best ideas from the world's teachers for improving education in the classroom. New York: The Free Press.