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William R. Speer

The notion that students learn in uniquely individual ways has long been recognized by classroom teachers. Each child brings to each learning situation certain content and attitudinal predilections which, when mixed with individual “information processing tilasters,” paint a picture of the child's individual learning style. This style, in deturn, is reflected in stated preferences and observed behaviors. The results of observing and analyzing individual learning styles can be of considerable help in planning for and implementing instruction.

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William R. Speer

The “Investigations” department recognizes the importance of children's exploring hands-on and minds-on mathematics and, therefore, presents teachers with open-ended explorations to enhance mathematical instruction.

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William R. Speer

This article describes the nature and benefits of involvement with NCTM Conferences as a contributor to individual and collegial professional growth.

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Daniel J. Brahier and William R. Speer

The “Investigations” department recognizes the importance of children's exploring hands-on and minds-on mathematics and, therefore, presents teachers with open-ended explorations to enhance mathematical instruction. These meaningful tasks are designed to evolve as they are conducted.

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William R. Speer and Juli Dixon

The “Investigations” department recognizes the importance of children's exploring hands-on and minds-on mathematics and, therefore, presents teachers with open-ended explorations to enhance mathematical instruction. These meaningful tasks are designed to evolve as they are conducted.

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Tami S. Martin and William R. Speer

Features, consistent messages, and new components of Mathematics Teaching Today: Improving Practice, Improving Student Learning (NCTM 2007), an updated edition of Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics (NCTM 1991). The new book describes aspects of high-quality mathematics teaching; offers a model for observing, supervising, and improving mathematics teaching; and outlines guidelines for the education and continued professional growth of teachers.

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Daniel J. Brahier and William R. Speer

After a full day of teaching, you take some time reflecting and planning lessons for the next several days. While paging through your course of study, you identify, among others, the following objectives that need to be developed with your middle school mathematics class:

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Daniel J. Brahier and William R. Speer

The “Investigations” section recognizes the importance of children's exploring hands-on and minds-on mathematics and, therefore, presents teachers with open-ended explorations to enhance mathematical instruction. These meaningful tasks are designed to evolve as they are conducted.

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William R. Speer and Daniel J. Brahier

The “Investigations” department recognizes the importance of children's exploring hands-on and minds-on mathematics and, therefore, presents teachers with open-ended explorations to enhance mathematical instruction. These meaningful investigations are designed to be rich tasks that evolve as they are conducted.

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William R. Speer and Daniel J. Brahier

The “Investigations” section recognizes the importance of children's exploring hands-on and minds-on mathematics and, therefore, presents teachers with open-ended explorations to enhance mathematical instruction. These meaningful tasks are designed to evolve as they are conducted.