Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics

Author: Edward J. Thomas
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238731
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Addressing NCTM process standards, this book presents four mathematical learning styles and offers middle school teachers effective, research-based instructional strategies for teaching mathematics to each type of learner. Learn From the Experts! Sign up for a Math Professional Development Institute in your area—visit www.ThoughtfulClassroom.com/events

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.

Teaching Middle School Mathematics

Author: Douglas K. Brumbaugh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136756213
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

Author: John A. Van De Walle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780134802084
Format: PDF, Docs
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This handy reference is particularly useful for elementary teachers who are changing grade levels and special education teachers who teach multiple grades and multiple ability levels. Guide teachers to help all PreK-8 learners make sense of mathematics Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally illustrates how children learn mathematics, and then shows pre-service teachers the most effective methods of teaching PreK-8 math through hands-on, problem-based activities. As you engage with the activities, you'll boost your own knowledge of the math and learn concrete, developmentally appropriate ways to incorporate problem-based tasks in your classroom. Examples of real student work and new common challenges and misconception tables help you visualize good mathematics instruction and assessment that supports and challenges all learners. An important reference to consult throughout your teaching career, this book reflects the Common Core State Standards and NCTM's Principles to Actions, as well as current research and coverage of the latest teaching technology. Also available with MyLab Education MyLab(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers instructors to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. The interactive, authentic application exercises, video examples, math practice, and self-check assessments in MyLab Education for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics help future teachers build their understanding of math content and pedagogy. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Education, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab Education, search for: 0134800346 / 9780134800349 Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally plus MyLab Education with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134802063 / 9780134802060 MyLab Education with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally 013480208X / 9780134802084 Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally

Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties

Author: Marjorie Montague
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462537472
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 and Learning Mathematics

Author: Linda Jensen Sheffield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471151609
Format: PDF, ePub
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Help students make sense of mathematics Rather than merely discussing how to improve students' ability to do mathematics, Sheffield and Cruikshank's Fifth Edition of "Teaching and Learning Elementary and Middle School Mathematics" focuses on helping them make sense of mathematics. Based on research on the functioning of the mind as it engages in learning, the text supports teachers as they promote mathematical understanding, strengthen students' abilities to think, and help students to attain computational fluency. FeaturesA rich collection of ready-to-use learning activities. Activities are based on current research into student learning, mathematics instruction, and developmental practices.Fully integrated language and intent of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (PSSM).A greater emphasis on problem solving and higher-level thinking using rich learning tasks that encourage in-depth reasoning and utilize a wide variety of physical models to exemplify mathematical concepts.A greater focus on teaching mathematics to diverse learners.Weblinks to the latest research and activities.Numerous opportunities for discussion and reflection on the ideas that emerge from the chapter material.Descriptions of a variety of promising and effective mathematics programs for the K - 8 levels.

Mathematics Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Author: Mary M. Hatfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780470136294
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Always on the cutting-edge of mathematics teaching, the new Sixth Edition continues to integrate technology with hands-on experience and the latest research and standards. The CD packaged with this book features videos with guiding questions to analyze real teacher-student interaction in the hard-to-teach math concepts. It also includes colored patterns to download that will help readers practice hands-on manipulations as they prepare for interactive test items.