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 Joy of Learning

797 downloads

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

1440 downloads

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.

document The Fourth R

1169 downloads

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

2546 downloads

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

1160 downloads

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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