Mathematics for Teachers: An Interactive Approach for Grades K-8

Author: Thomas Sonnabend

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495561665

Category: Mathematics

Page: 864

View: 8115

Mathematics for Teachers: An Interactive Approach for Grades K-8 actively involves students in developing and explaining mathematical concepts and how the topics relate to NCTM Standards and Curriculum focal points. The text includes coverage of reasoning, sets, arithmetic, geometry, measurement, algebra, statistics, and probability. The carefully organized, interactive lesson format promotes student involvement and gradually leads the student to a deeper understanding of mathematical ideas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching and Learning Algebra

Author: Doug French

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826452213

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 4878

Algebra is widely recognized as a difficult aspect of the Mathematics currciculum--one that not all pupils see the point of. Yet an understanding of algebra provides the key to the great power and potential interest of Mathematics in general. Up to now, detailed advice and guidance on the teaching and learning of algebra has been difficult to find. Here, however, Doug French provides a comprehensive, authoritative and, above all, constructive guide to the subject.

Proficiency and Beliefs in Learning and Teaching Mathematics

Learning from Alan Schoenfeld and Günter Törner

Author: Yeping Li,Judit N. Moschkovich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462092990

Category: Education

Page: 317

View: 5208

Efforts to improve mathematics education have led educators and researchers to not only study the nature of proficiency, beliefs, and practices in mathematics learn¬ing and teaching, but also identify and assess possible influences on students’ and teachers’ proficiencies, beliefs, and practices in learning and teaching mathematics. The complexity of these topics has fascinated researchers from various back¬grounds, including psychologists, cognitive or learning scientists, mathematicians, and mathematics educators. Among those researchers, two scholars with a similar background – Alan Schoenfeld in the United States and Günter Törner in Germany, are internationally recognized for their contributions to these topics. To celebrate their 65th birthdays in 2012, this book brought together many scholars to reflect on how their own work has built upon and continued Alan and Günter’s work in mathematics education. The book contains 17 chapters by 33 scholars from six different education systems. This collection describes recent research and provides new insights into these topics of interest to mathematics educators, researchers, and graduate students who wish to learn about the trajectory and direction of research on these issues.

Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics

Author: Daniel J. Brahier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317412362

Category: Education

Page: 470

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Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics combines the latest developments in research, standards, and technology with a vibrant writing style to help teachers prepare for the excitement and challenges of teaching secondary and middle school mathematics today. In the fully revised fifth edition, scholar and mathematics educator Daniel Brahier invites teachers to investigate the nature of the mathematics curriculum and reflect on research-based "best practices" as they define and sharpen their own personal teaching styles. The fifth edition has been updated and expanded with a particular emphasis on the continued impact of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and NCTM’s just-released Principles to Actions, as well as increased attention to teaching with technology, classroom management, and differentiated instruction. Features include: A full new Chapter 7 on selection and use of specific tools and technology combined with "Spotlight on Technology" features throughout clearly illustrate the practical aspects of how technology can be used for teaching or professional development. Foundational Chapters 1 and 2 on the practices and principles of mathematics education have been revised to build directly on Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Principles to Actions, with additional references to both documents throughout all chapters. A new Chapter 4 focuses on the use of standards in writing objectives and organizing lesson plan resources while an updated Chapter 5 details each step of the lesson planning process. A fully revised Chapter 12 provides new information on teaching diverse populations and outlines specific details and suggestions for classroom management for mathematics teachers. Classroom Dialogues" features draws on the author’s 35-year experience as an educator to present real-world teacher-student conversations about specific mathematical problems or ideas "How Would You React?" features prepares future teachers for real-life scenarios by engaging them in common classroom situations and offering tried-and-true solutions. With more than 60 practical, classroom-tested teaching ideas, sample lesson and activities, Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics combines the best of theory and practice to provide clear descriptions of what it takes to be an effective teacher of mathematics.

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

Author: Tom Bassarear,Meg Moss

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305545052

Category: Mathematics

Page: 704

View: 9013

MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, 6E offers future teachers a comprehensive mathematics course designed to foster concept development through examples, investigations, and explorations. In this text, intended for the one- or two-semester course required of Education majors, Bassarear demonstrates that there are many paths to solving a problem, and sometimes problems have more than one solution. The author presents real-world problems—problems that require active learning in a method similar to how archaeologists explore an archaeological find: they carefully uncover the site, slowly revealing more and more of the structure. Visual icons throughout the main text allow instructors to easily connect content to the hands-on activities in the corresponding Explorations Manual. With this exposure, future teachers will be better able to assess student needs using diverse approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Thinking Mathematically

Author: Robert F. Blitzer

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0321915399

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1040

View: 2564

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. In Thinking Mathematically, Sixth Edition, Bob Blitzer’s distinctive and relatable voice motivates students from diverse backgrounds and majors, engaging them in the math through compelling, real-world applications. Understanding that most students in a liberal arts math course are not math majors, and are unlikely to take another math class, Blitzer has provided tools in every chapter to help them master the material with confidence, while also showing them the beauty and fun of math. The variety of topics and flexibility of sequence make this text appropriate for a one- or two-term course in liberal arts mathematics or general education mathematics.

How to Solve It

A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

Author: G. Polya

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400828678

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 8634

A perennial bestseller by eminent mathematician G. Polya, How to Solve It will show anyone in any field how to think straight. In lucid and appealing prose, Polya reveals how the mathematical method of demonstrating a proof or finding an unknown can be of help in attacking any problem that can be "reasoned" out—from building a bridge to winning a game of anagrams. Generations of readers have relished Polya's deft—indeed, brilliant—instructions on stripping away irrelevancies and going straight to the heart of the problem.

Everybody Counts

A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies Press


Category: Education

Page: 114

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Annotation. A popularized summary of the studies for the NRC by the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, the Board on Mathematical Sciences, and their joint Committee on the Mathematical Sciences in the year 2000. No index. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Teaching and learning

a problem-solving focus

Author: Frances R. Curcio,National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers of


Category: Mathematics

Page: 116

View: 5855

Thinking Mathematically

Author: J. Mason,L. Burton,K. Stacey

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 027372892X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

View: 7273

Thinking Mathematically is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their powers to think mathematically, whether at school, at university or just out of interest. This book is invaluable for anyone who wishes to promote mathematical thinking in others or for anyone who has always wondered what lies at the core of mathematics. Thinking Mathematically reveals the processes at the heart of mathematics and demonstrates how to encourage and develop them. Extremely practical, it involves the reader in questions so that subsequent discussions speak to immediate experience.

Cognition, Teaching, and Assessment

Author: Michael Pressley,Christine McCormick

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: 9780673994004

Category: Education

Page: 557

View: 566

Designed for upper division courses in learning, this text provides educators with knowledge essential for informed decision making. It focuses on the most recent research in educational psychology and examines the subject matter from strategic knowledge-based, metacognitive, motivational and biological perspectives. The book surveys current thinking on cognition and instruction, especially pertaining to maths, science, writing and reading and features up-to-date views on assessment and individual differences. Along with important traditional theories and research, the text covers all of the key figures in contemporary educational psychology.

Designing and Using Mathematical Tasks

Author: John Mason,Sue Johnston-Wilder

Publisher: Tarquin Pubns

ISBN: 9781899618675

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 7007

'Beginning and established teachers of mathematics as well as teacher educators will all find this book a rich resource when focusing on the crucial issue of designing and using tasks to provoke real learning in mathematics. It has become a central feature of our PGCE course in mathematics'. David Wright, Tutor in mathematics education, University of Newcastle Mathematics seems, on the face of it, a cut and dried subject. But does being able to 'do' mathematics mean being competent at techniques? Understanding how ideas and techniques fit together? Using basic principles in problem-solving? Something else.or all of these? Designing and Using Mathematical Tasks addresses these questions by thinking about learning as transformation in the way that learners perceive or think. By being given appropriate tasks, learners increase their choice of actions and develop their powers to think mathematically. They also develop their competence and fluency in using specific techniques and language and their appreciation of how ideas fit together. Contents include: . Introduction: learning, teaching and behaviour: theory and practice . Mathematical topics . Mathematical tasks . Mathematical activity . Interaction . Progression in mathematics This book forms part of the Open University course ME825