Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2005 - Education - 394 pages
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"Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics" 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.

Designed for pre-service or in-service teachers, the second edition presents concise, current, and meaningful descriptions of what it takes to be an effective teacher of mathematics. This extensively revised, practical resource offers a balance of theory and practice, including a wealth of examples and descriptions of classroom situations to assist students in visualizing mathematics instruction in the classroom.

Each chapter contains specific outcomes for the reader, a glossary of relevant terms, several discussion questions and an extensive bibliography that contains references and suggested readings. Appendices include a descriptive list of recommended Internet Web sites on mathematics education and two case studies for further discussion.

New To This Edition!

  • A new chapter (Chapter 7) examines four major content areas of the secondary and middle school curriculum--algebra, geometry, data analysis and probability, and discrete mathematics--and the teaching methodology and NCTM Standards specific to each area.
  • A new chapter (Chapter 10) devoted to the topic of equity discusses special needs students, gender equity, and ethnic/cultural differences.
  • "How Would You React?" scenarios have been added in each chapter which allow students (and professors) to explore various teaching and learning issues and ideas for making decisions in a debate setting.
  • "Spotlight on Technology" and examples highlighting major chapter concepts involving the use of technology have been interspersed throughout and encourage students to think about the appropriate use of technology in teaching mathematics.

Daniel Brahier is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a current eighth grade teacher. He is also the author of "Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics: A Teacher's Guide" (Eye On Education, 2001). With experience as a teacher, administrator, guidance counselor, and curriculum coordinator, his teaching and writing draws from every angle.

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Contents

Mathematics as a Process
3
Learning Theories and Psychology
29
Curricular Models
63
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Daniel J. Brahier is the author of the Heinemann title Panning for Gold (2007). A professor of mathematics education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Brahier is also a middle school mathematics teacher. He has been a high school teacher of mathematics and science, an administrator, a guidance counselor, and a curriculum consultant during a career of nearly thirty years. Brahier is the author of two other books, Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics, Second Edition (2005)and Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics: A Teacher's Guide (2001).

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