MeTRC consultant David Moursund and co-author Robert Albrecht are pleased to announce that their math education book described below is now available free on the Web.
Moursund, David and Albrecht, Robert (2011). Using math games and word problems to increase the math maturity of K-8 students. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. (210 pages)
This book is for preservice and inservice teachers who want to improve the informal and formal math education of pre K-8 students. The authors emphasize using simple, inexpensive games to provide students with learning environments that help to increase their levels of math maturity. The focus is on learning for understanding that will last a lifetime.
The book includes both underlying math education "theory" and a variety of games. There is considerable emphasis on learning to develop and test strategies to help increase one's effectiveness in dealing with recurring math-related problems and problem situations.