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Math and Bloom's Taxonomy

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From: Claudia (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Apr 08, 1998 at 19:50:19
Subject: Re: Math and Bloom's Taxonomy

There are lots of ways. Each time patterns are investigated and the child is 
able to make a generalization is higher-order thinking. When children take an 
idea (pattern) and apply it to something, you have higher-order thinking. 
When they sort buttons by type, deciding on the discriminating factors is 
higher order - size, shape; the more intricate their rule, the higher the 

You should check out THE ARITHMETIC TEACHER published by NCTM for some great 
ideas.  You can also go to the Eisenhower Clearinghouse at 


to look up ideal math lessons for grades K-2.

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