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- 101+ Great Ideas for Introducing Key Concepts in Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier; Herbert A. HauptmanMultiply math mastery and interest with these inspired teaching tactics! Invigorate instruction and engage students with this treasure trove of "Great Ideas" compiled by two of the greatest minds in mathematics. From commonly taught topics in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics, to more advanced explorations into indirect proofs, binomial theorem, irrationality, relativity and more, this guide outlines actual equations and techniques that will inspire veteran and new educators alike. This updated second edition offers more proven practices for bringing math concepts to life in the classroom, including 114 innovative strategies organized by subject area User-friendly content identifying "objective," "materials," and "procedure" for each technique A range of teaching models, including hands-on and computer-based methods Specific and straightforward examples with step-by-step lessons Written by two distinguished leaders in the field-mathematician, author, professor, university dean and popular commentator Alfred S. Posamentier, along with mathematical pioneer and Nobel Prize recipient Herbert A. Hauptman-this guide brings a refreshing perspective to secondary math instruction to spark renewed interest and success among students and teachers.
- The Mathematics That Every Secondary School Math Teacher Needs to Know by Alan Sultan; Alice F. ArtztThis clear, interactive, learner-centered text and resource will help pre-service and in-service secondary mathematics teachers gain the deep mathematical insight they need to teach their students in a multifaceted way that is interesting, developmental, connected, deep, understandable, and often, surprising and entertaining.
- Math Teacher's Survival Guide: practical strategies, management techniques, and reproducibles for new and experienced teachers, grades 5-12 by Judith A. MuschlaEmbracing the profession of teacher of mathematics -- Before the first day -- The math teacher's tools of the trade -- Becoming a valued member of the staff -- Organizing for success -- Planning a great first day -- Managing your math classroom -- Building a positive environment for learning math -- Interacting with your students -- Designing effective math lessons and activities -- Providing effective math instruction -- Evaluating the progress of your students -- Managing inappropriate behavior -- Working with parents and guardians -- Keeping the flame burning.
- Succeeding at Teaching Secondary Mathematics by Julie A. Sliva Spitzer (Editor); Cheryl D. RoddickCall Number: ED LIB 510.712 R563 2010
- Teaching Mathematical Reasoning in Secondary School Classrooms by Kurt Coetzee (Contribution by); Karin Brodie; Lorraine Lauf (Contribution by); Stephen Modau (Contribution by); Nico Molefe (Contribution by); Romulus O'Brien (Contribution by)Call Number: Available OnlineFor too many students, mathematics consists of facts in a vacuum, to be memorized because the instructor says so, and to be forgotten when the course of study is completed. In this all-too-common scenario, young learners often miss the chance to develop skills--specifically, reasoning skills--that can serve them for a lifetime. The elegant pages of Teaching Mathematical Reasoning in Secondary School Classrooms propose a more positive solution by presenting a reasoning- and discussion-based approach to teaching mathematics, emphasizing the connections between ideas, or why math works. The teachers whose work forms the basis of the book create a powerful record of methods, interactions, and decisions (including dealing with challenges and impasses) involving this elusive topic. And because this approach shifts the locus of authority from the instructor to mathematics itself, students gain a system of knowledge that they can apply not only to discrete tasks relating to numbers, but also to the larger world of people and the humanities. A sampling of the topics covered: Whole-class discussion methods for teaching mathematics reasoning. Learning mathematical reasoning through tasks. Teaching mathematics using the five strands. Classroom strategies for promoting mathematical reasoning. Maximizing student contributions in the classroom. Overcoming student resistance to mathematical conversations. Teaching Mathematical Reasoning in Secondary School Classrooms makes a wealth of cutting-edge strategies available to mathematics teachers and teacher educators. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers in mathematics and curriculum reform and of great interest to teacher educators and teachers.
- Teaching Mathematics at Secondary Level by Tony GardinerCall Number: Available OnlineTeaching Mathematics is nothing less than a mathematical manifesto. Arising in response to a limited National Curriculum, and engaged with secondary schooling for those aged 11 ̶ 14 (Key Stage 3) in particular, this handbook for teachers will help them broaden and enrich their students' mathematical education. It avoids specifying how to teach, and focuses instead on the central principles and concepts that need to be borne in mind by all teachers and textbook authors-but which are little appreciated in the UK at present. This study is aimed at anyone who would like to think more deeply about the discipline of 'elementary mathematics', in England and Wales and anywhere else. By analysing and supplementing the current curriculum, Teaching Mathematics provides food for thought for all those involved in school mathematics, whether as aspiring teachers or as experienced professionals. It challenges us all to reflect upon what it is that makes secondary school mathematics educationally, culturally, and socially important.
- Teaching Mathematics through Problem-Solving in K-12 Classrooms by Oldridge, MatthewCall Number: Available OnlineTowards a definition of teaching through problem-solving -- What do we think about, when we think about mathematics? -- Ways of thinking about and representing problems -- The mutually complementary nature of procedural and conceptual -- Full instructional guidance and deliberate practice -- Mathematics classrooms are spaces for talking, reasoning, thinking, and wondering -- Mathematics can be playful -- Coda: QED?.
- Teaching Mathematics Today by Erin LehmannCall Number: Available OnlineThis second edition is a must-read for today's mathematics teachers offering research-based strategies and best practices that are critical and highly effective in mathematics instruction. This invaluable resource provides practical suggestions, resources, and templates to support the areas of classroom management, instructional planning, content and practice standard implementation, assessment, and differentiation, as well as methods to build students' conceptual understanding. It also guides teachers in using the Professional Learning Community model effectively in order to support professional growth and student achievement. With a focus on student thinking and learning, this book is an essential guide for all educators.
- Teaching Secondary Mathematics: techniques and enrichment units by Alfred S. PosamentierThis book combines methods of teaching mathematics, including all aspects and responsibilities of the job, with a collection of enrichment units appropriate for the entire secondary school curriculum spectrum to give teachers alternatives for making professional judgments about their teaching performance–and ensuring effective learning.
- Understand Calculus by P. Abbott & Hugh NeillThis is a comprehensive introduction to calculus that will help you to progress to an advanced level. It offers a carefully graded series of lessons that introduce the basic concepts of differentiation and integration, and helps you to achieve understanding through clearly worked examples, diagrams and exercises.
- Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction, Grades 4-10 by Leslie E. Laud"This practical and thought-provoking book offers time-saving strategies essential for every teacher in every discipline. The numerous self-assessments demonstrate that the best formative assessments are not merely given "to" students but are an interactive learning experience involving students, teachers, and professional colleagues." --Douglas B. Reeves, Founder The Leadership and Learning Center "This book provides a wealth of information for teachers and mathematics leaders to consider when implementing intervention models, RTI programs, and differentiated instruction for low achievers through high achievers." --Don S. Balka, Professor Emeritus St. Mary′s College, Notre Dame, IN "Many of the seemingly abstruse or vague concepts--such as differentiated instruction--come alive in the numerous vignettes. Included are many examples of ways to quickly assess relevant student background knowledge before teaching a new topic and how to use this information for tiered instruction following an RTI (Response to Intervention) model." --From the foreword by Russel Gersten Director, Instructional Research Group & Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon Seven easy steps to differentiating math instruction for busy teachers Are you able to support your struggling students while also challenging your high achievers? Abundant research supports the value of differentiating instruction to students′ individual levels, but putting it into practice can be daunting. Staff development expert and former math teacher Leslie Laud provides a clear roadmap for using formative assessment to differentiate mathematics instruction for students in Grades 4-10. She provides a comprehensive framework of seven research-based practices that show how to: Get started and establish norms Implement formative assessment Create tiered lessons Manage a multitasking classroom effectively Tested and enhanced by experienced math teachers, the book′s strategies are designed for use in conjunction with any curriculum or textbook. Included are a wealth of practical examples, reproducibles, and student activities--all developed with effective time management in mind. Whether you are just starting or interested in enhancing your mathematics instruction, this book will prove an invaluable resource.