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Daniel Willingham

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Description: From the author of Why Don't Students Like School? and When Can You Trust the Experts? (subtitled: "How to tell good science from bad in education"). See, in particular, Willingham's articles, such as "Why transfer is hard," "Why students remember or forget," "Why students think they understand when they don't," "How to teach critical thinking," "Brain-based learning," "Multiple Intelligences," "Developmentally appropriate practice," and "What goes into mathematical thinking?" and "Has technology changed how students think?" Since February, 2012, the Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia has also blogged: "Yes, algebra is necessary," "Making plain that math matters (and Joel Klein on a tricycle!)," "Book Review: A Modern Day Jeremiah Laments Math Instruction," and "How useful are manipulatives in mathematics?" and "Why do some students struggle with math?" and more.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions, Articles, Books
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Basic Operations, Estimation, Patterns/Relationships, Problem-Solving, Polyhedra, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Applications/Connections
Math Ed Topics: Materials-Reviews/Recommendations, Psychological/Affective Issues, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Technology in Math Ed, Psychological Research, Reform

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