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.

document The Fourth R

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From this webpage you can download the original December 2016 edition of The Fourth R. A description of that book is given below. The Fourth R (Second Edition) is now available. 

The Fourth R (Second Edition) was published in July 2018. It covers the entire content of the first edition, and about 30% more. All of the references have been brought up to date. A new chapter on “Learning to Do and Doing to Learn” and a new appendix on “Thoughts About a Modern Mathematics Education” have been added.

Read The Fourth R (Second Edition) online at http://iae-pedia.org/The_Fourth_R_(Second_Edition) . Download the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund/307-the-fourth-r-second-edition.html.  Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/free-ebooks-by-dave-moursund/308-the-fourth-r-second-edition-1.html

Description of the first edition:

This short book is about adding the 4th R of Reasoning/Computational Thinking to the traditional 3Rs of  Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic. 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, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic, the 4th 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 3Rs 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.

document 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.

pdf Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology

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The book, Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology, was originally published by the International Society for Technology in Education. The copyright was returned to its author David Moursund in January, 2016. You can now download a free copy of the book in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

This book is about project-based learning (PBL) in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environment. The book is designed for teachers who want to implement PBL using ICT in their classrooms. Teachers who do this will gain increased understanding of ICT alongside their students.

PBL has long been a teaching tool of many teachers. PBL is enhanced by routine use of ICT, so it is now a vehicle for learning “traditional” subject matter content and for learning how to use ICT effectively. The overarching goal of this book is to help students learn to use their minds (higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills) and ICT effectively as they plan and carry out complex projects.

document Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology

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The book, Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology, was originally published by the International Society for Technology in Education. The copyright was returned to its author David Moursund in January, 2016. You can now download a free copy of the book in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

This book is about project-based learning (PBL) in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environment. The book is designed for teachers who want to implement PBL using ICT in their classrooms. Teachers who do this will gain increased understanding of ICT alongside their students.

PBL has long been a teaching tool of many teachers. PBL is enhanced by routine use of ICT, so it is now a vehicle for learning “traditional” subject matter content and for learning how to use ICT effectively. The overarching goal of this book is to help students learn to use their minds (higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills) and ICT effectively as they plan and carry out complex projects.

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