Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics

Author: Edward J. Thomas
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296833X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mathematics teachers face many challenges in today′s classrooms, including issues such as higher standards, differentiation, real-world applications, non-routine problem solving, and more. In Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics, mathematics educators Edward J. Thomas and John R. Brunsting answer two crucial questions: - Which research-based strategies are most effective for delivering math instruction? - How can mathematics teachers address the various needs of their students and still meet today′s demanding standards? Presenting research-based, classroom-tested instructional strategies, a sensible plan for differentiation based on learning-styles, and numerous sample lessons, the authors show you how to effectively reach and teach today′s learners.

Teaching Middle School Mathematics

Author: Douglas K. Brumbaugh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136756213
Format: PDF
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Middle school teaching and learning has a distinct pedagogy and curriculum that is grounded in the concept of developmentally appropriate education. This text is designed to meet the very specific professional development needs of future teachers of mathematics in middle school environments. Closely aligned with the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, the reader-friendly, interactive format encourages readers to begin developing their own teaching style and making informed decisions about how to approach their future teaching career. A variety of examples establish a broad base of ideas intended to stimulate the formative development of concepts and models that can be employed in the classroom. Readers are encouraged and motivated to become teaching professionals who are lifelong learners. The text offers a wealth of technology-related information and activities; reflective, thought-provoking questions; mathematical challenges; student life-based applications; TAG (tricks-activities-games) sections; and group discussion prompts to stimulate each future teacher's thinking. "Your Turn" sections ask readers to work with middle school students directly in field experience settings. This core text for middle school mathematics methods courses is also appropriate for elementary and secondary mathematics methods courses that address teaching in the middle school grades and as an excellent in-service resource for aspiring or practicing teachers of middle school mathematics as they update their knowledge base. Topics covered in Teaching Middle School Mathematics: *NCTM Principles for School Mathematics; *Representation; *Connections; *Communication; *Reasoning and Proof; *Problem Solving; *Number and Operations; *Measurement; *Data Analysis and Probability; *Algebra in the Middle School Classroom; and *Geometry in the Middle School Classroom.

Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties

Author: Marjorie Montague
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593853068
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A highly practical resource for special educators and classroom teachers, this book provides specific instructional guidance illustrated with vignettes, examples, and sample lesson plans. Every chapter is grounded in research and addresses the nuts and bolts of teaching math to students who are not adequately prepared for the challenging middle school curriculum. Presented are a range of methods for helping struggling learners build their understanding of foundational concepts, master basic skills, and develop self-directed problem-solving strategies. While focusing on classroom instruction, the book also includes guidelines for developing high-quality middle school mathematics programs and evaluating their effectiveness.

Teaching Middle School Mathematics

Author: Stephen Krulik
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205286287
Format: PDF
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Offers a supplementary workbook for teaching middle school math, with some 80 activities, real-life math problems, games, and directions and suggestions for use. Each activity provides the basis for an innovative, hands-on lesson to develop a mathematical concept, reinforce a skill, and gain experie

Empowering the beginning teacher of mathematics in middle school

Author: Michaele F. Chappell
Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers of
ISBN: 9780873535601
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Those beginning the journey as teachers of mathematics will encounter challenges both inside and outside the classroom. The Editorial/Author Panel for the Needs of Mathematics Teachers Beginning Their Careers has compiled this volume to help new teachers reach their full potential as mathematics educators, thereby improving the mathematics learning of their students. The featured articles, related thematic ideas, lists of tips and advice, personal testimonies, quick notes, quotable thoughts, and journal pages for taking notes found in this book highlight six broad categories: professional growth, curriculum and instruction, classroom management and organization, classroom-level assessment, equity, and school and community. Middle school mathematics teachers extend the mathematical ideas and understandings that their students bring from their elementary school experience, thereby preparing them for a more in-depth study of mathematics in high school and postsecondary education. This series of articles that offer guidance and advice will assist the beginning middle school teacher in addressing her or his students' needs and helping them develop an appreciation for mathematics.

Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics

Author: Daniel J. Brahier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317412354
Format: PDF
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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.

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

Author: John A. Van de Walle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780134095912
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An "inquiry-based" approach to Mathematics that recognizes research and teaching that is currently taking place in Canadian classrooms. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics guides both new and experienced teachers through a basic understanding of mathematics and problem solving, and encourages them to think about their own perceptions and misconceptions about mathematics. As well, it addresses potential pitfalls, and demonstrates how teachers can foster a favourable learning environment for their students. The text covers concepts and procedures specific to mathematical topics encountered in grades K-8, using real experiences and assessment techniques to address the foundations of how children learn. The previous edition's focus on teaching through problem solving now takes a broader focus on mathematical inquiry through rich tasks and classroom discourse.

Teaching Mathematics in Middle School

Author: Stephen Krulik
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205343270
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written specifically for the preservice and inservice middle school math teacher, this practical guide to teaching mathematics to preadolescents draws on the latest research and more than 100 years of combined teaching experience. Taking an empirical focus, the aim of this book is to give the middle school math teacher preparing to enter the classroom what they need, when they need it. Its organization is intuitive, moving from the general/macro to the specific. Preservice and inservice middle school math teacher.