Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics4th Edition
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Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics is designed for pre-service or in-service teachers. It combines up-to-date technology and research with a vibrant writing style to help teachers grasp curriculum, teaching, and assessment issues as they relate to secondary and middle school mathematics. The fourth edition offers a balance of theory and practice, including a wealth of examples and descriptions of student work, classroom situations, and technology usage to assist any teacher in visualizing high-quality mathematics instruction in the middle and secondary classroom.
Unit 1: What Does It Mean to “Do,” “Teach,” and “Learn” Mathematics?
Chapter 1: Mathematics as a Process
Chapter 2: Principles of Mathematics Education
Chapter 3: Learning Theories and Psychology in Mathematics Education
Unit 2: The Mathematics Curriculum
Chapter 4: Curricular Models
Chapter 5: Implementing a Course of Study
Unit 3: Teaching Mathematics
Chapter 6: Planning for Instruction
Chapter 7: Teaching Tools and Strategies
Chapter 8: Teaching Number Sense and Algebra
Chapter 9: Teaching Geometry, Statistics/Probability, and Discrete Mathematics
Unit 4: Assessment in Mathematics
Chapter 10: The Role of Assessment
Chapter 11: Principles of Assessment Practices
Unit 5: Meeting Individual Student and Teacher Needs
Chapter 12: Meeting the Needs of All Students
Chapter 13: The Teacher of Mathematics in the School Community
Bibliographic References and Resources
- Authentic Examples from the Classroom.Classroom Dialoguesfeature boxes in every chapter include examples of student work or quotes from a class that allow the reader to reflect on common mathematical misconceptions and how to address them in the classroom.
- Review the Six NCTM Principles for Mathematics Education. Readers will be acquainted with the guiding principles of: equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology.
- Current Research and Trends in Mathematics Education. Every chapter contains additional resources and reports that deal with the most recent research and trends in mathematics education, such as current technologies, recent TIMSS data, and curriculum recommendations made by NCTM, the College Board, and Achieve.
- High School Mathematics Prep. Coverage of Pre-Calculus and Calculus provides a general overview for future high school teachers who may be called up to teach these classes.
- Meet the Needs of All Students in the Math Classroom. Coverage of differentiated instruction enables math teachers to design instruction to meet the needs of all students.
- Envision Yourself as a Mathematics Teacher. How Would You React?case studies in each chapter allow readers to place themselves in the role of a mathematics teacher and reflect on how they would handle a given situation.
- Ideas for Planning Math Instruction. More than 60 practical, classroom-tested teaching ideas, including sample lessons and activities that reference NCTM standards, provide future mathematics teachers with a basis for planning instruction.
- Utilize Technology to Enhance and Support Teaching of Mathematics. Discussion of the use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics appears throughout the text, especially prominent in the Spotlight on Technology feature box in each chapter.
Daniel Brahier is a Professor of Mathematics at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In addition, he teaches an eighth grade mathematics class at St. Rose School in Perrysburg, Ohio. In his more than 30 years in education, he has been middle and high school mathematics and science teacher, a principal, a guidance counselor, a curriculum consultant, and a university professor. He is co-author of Today’s Mathematics, Twelfth Edition, a methods and content book for elementary teachers published by Wiley (2009), as well as the author of three other books on mathematics education. He is a Past-President of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and has served in numerous capacities for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, such as the editorial panel of the journal of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. He has presented mini-courses and lectures throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Singapore, and Germany.