Interactive in its approach, this book focuses on all the complex aspects of teaching mathematics in today's classroom and the most current NCTM standards. It illustrates how to creatively incorporate the standards into teaching along with inquiry-based instructional strategies. The book illustrates how to lead pupils toward meaningful mathematics and strategies for developing mathematics skills. Includes an abundance of illustrative examples, mini case studies, one expansive case study that follows a mathematics teacher through his first year in the profession, cooperative learning activities, field-based activities, and transitional activities. Reviews applying for faculty positions as a mathematics teacher, teaching math from a historical perspective, communication with math, working with students as individuals, working with ESL/EFL and integrating math with other content areas. Includes updated information with respect to the research literature, the publication of PSSM, and advances in technology. For educators teaching mathematics in secondary and middle school.Aimeea#39;s biology teacher presented the class with a challenging population- growth problem involving flour beetles. Aimee wonders if she can apply what she is learning about quadratic functions in Mr. Rudda#39;s class to solve the problem from biology class. Thus ... learning activities: Ms. Nightingale assigns her prealgebra class to solve a set of textbook word problems related to volumes of prisms. James works on the assignment so he will earn the 10 points Ms. Nightingale awards for it.

Title | : | Teaching Mathematics in Secondary and Middle School |

Author | : | James S. Cangelosi |

Publisher | : | Prentice Hall - 2002-05-01 |

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