folder IAE Books

Books authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited by David Moursund, and about a half dozen written by others authors. For IAE books authored or co-authored by Robert Albrecht, see http://i-a-e.org/free-books-by-bob-albrecht.html.

pdf Joy of Learning

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The Joy of Learning book explores how to improve education by making it more enjoyable to students—as well as to teachers, parents, and others interested in improving education. An intact human brain has a number of pleasure centers that feel pleasure when we learn and make use of our learning. Thus, a good educational system is intrinsically motivating to learners provided it is both authentic in the eyes of the learners and those facilitating the learning, and brings pleasure to both learners and people concerned about education. The nineteen chapters of this book present a broad range of practitioner-based and research-based methods to make learning more enjoyable, of more immediately use, and of more long term use. This book was specifically written for preservice and inservice teachers and other who are directly involved in helping students to get a better education.

document Joy of Learning

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The Joy of Learning book explores how to improve education by making it more enjoyable to students—as well as to teachers, parents, and others interested in improving education. An intact human brain has a number of pleasure centers that feel pleasure when we learn and make use of our learning. Thus, a good educational system is intrinsically motivating to learners provided it is both authentic in the eyes of the learners and those facilitating the learning, and brings pleasure to both learners and people concerned about education. The nineteen chapters of this book present a broad range of practitioner-based and research-based methods to make learning more enjoyable, of more immediately use, and of more long term use. This book was specifically written for preservice and inservice teachers and other who are directly involved in helping students to get a better education.

pdf The Fourth R

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This short book is about the 4th R, Reasoning/Computational Thinking. Reasoning/Computational Thinking makes use of one’s brain and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)–especially Artificial Intelligence–to represent and solve problems. Like Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic (Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic), the fourth R is both a discipline of study and an aid to representing and solving problems throughout the curriculum.

The book’s intended audience is preservice and inservice teachers at the PreK-12 levels, as well as all people interested in improving education at these levels. The emphasis is on defining and securing widespread acceptance of a 4th R in the traditional list of Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic. My recommendation is that this 4th R should be thoroughly integrated into the traditional 3 Rs and throughout the curriculum.

document The Fourth R

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This short book is about the 4th R, Reasoning/Computational Thinking. Reasoning/Computational Thinking makes use of one’s brain and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)–especially Artificial Intelligence–to represent and solve problems. Like Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic (Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic), the fourth R is both a discipline of study and an aid to representing and solving problems throughout the curriculum.

The book’s intended audience is preservice and inservice teachers at the PreK-12 levels, as well as all people interested in improving education at these levels. The emphasis is on defining and securing widespread acceptance of a 4th R in the traditional list of Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic. My recommendation is that this 4th R should be thoroughly integrated into the traditional 3 Rs and throughout the curriculum.

pdf Math Methods for Preservice Elementary Teachers

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The main audience for this short book is faculty who teach a Math Methods course for preservice elementary education teachers. I believe that most faculty who teach the Mathematics for Elementary Teachers course (most often taught in math departments) will also benefit from the book.

I have a third audience in mind. Please consider sharing this book with students taking a Math Methods course or a Math for Elementary Teachers course.

The book gives particular emphasis to three topics:
  1. Prerequisites for students and preparation of their faculty.
  2. Learning and teaching problem solving both in math and also “across the curriculum”
  3. Integration of Computer and Information Science into teaching, learning, doing, and using math.
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