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Surprises in Mind

A video documentary on learning mathematics for K-8 teachers and administrators; 1 one-hour video program

Many people — in and out of school — find mathematics frustrating, difficult, even impossible. This documentary uncovers a surprise: Mathematical creativity — expressed in art, architecture, and music and valued by industry — is built into the brain and can flourish under the right conditions. A remarkable 12-year study following students from first grade through high school demonstrates the brain's surprising natural abilities for learning math. The study, led by Professor Carolyn Maher of Rutgers University, brought results that are corroborated by new research from leading cognitive psychologists. Discover ways to unlock this natural human gift for mathematics in classrooms, workplaces, and homes.

Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 2001.

Closed Caption     ISBN: 1-57680-403-8

This series has been discontinued due to rights expiration.

Children stack wooden blocks.
Children stack wooden blocks.

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