Math for Humans: Teaching Math Through 8 Intelligences, Grades 3-8

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Math for Humans is both a theory and methods resource in its first 90 pages and an activity resource with full teacher support (a kind of hands-on teacher training) in its last 150 pages. Its vocabulary is broad and its techniques more inclusive of all learners than other references. It goes ell to "color up" other teaching material. Its over 90 reproducible activities tap eight of the intelligences of students regularly, widely and innovatively, communicating the point that math can contain a kaleidoscope of appeals to a wide variety of mental processing. The two parts of the book afford the widest learning options for teachers: read up on theory and resources or plunge in and learn "in the field" while using the activities. At the end is a teacher resource list, including important resource websites. The activities are either real-life oriented or at least they have a math theory "payoff," so they don't seem trivial or irrelevant. There are easy ways to extend the activities up and down in challenge; they are graphically interesting; they cluster in fourteen integrated topical groups; and they have in-depth teacher support that provides a type of inservice training as the activities are used.

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Math for Humans is a unique resource that connects the popular Multiple Intelligences theory of Howard Gardner with the teaching of mathematics. Learning styles, brain hemisphericity, and Mark Wahl's piercing insights and experiences power the book. The 90 ready-to-go activities with extensive support comments and answers make it a kind of training-as-you-go for teachers or parents new to the intricacies of math learning.

About the Author:

Mark Wahl is owner/director of Mark Wahl Math Learning services. He has been a mathematics learning specialist since the 1970s. Mr. Wahl is a teacher, writer, teacher trainer, and consultant highly experienced with: creative classroom teaching strategies; alleviating math anxiety; techniques for individual sessions with students (proactive and therapeutic math coaching); math issues faced by homeschooling parents; standardized test preparation strategies; adult math re-development; math for exceptional learners. He has authored two other successful resource books for teachers (A Mathematical Mystery Tour and Math Nuggets) with teaching strategies and activities designed to interest, motivate, and deepen the thinking of math students.

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