Focused on all the complex aspects of teaching mathematics in today's classroomand the most current NCTM recommendations and standardsthis book shows users how to creatively incorporate the Standards into their teaching along with inquiry instructional strategies (for leading pupils to do meaningful mathematics) and direct strategies (for developing mathematical skills). : Interactive in approach, it includes an abundance of illustrative examples, numerous cases, 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. Features over 150 scenarios (cases) that explore actual classroom experiences, following teachers' thought, actions, and reactions, as they design, organize, conduct, evaluate, and re-design lessons for all classes of mathematics instruction. For secondary and middle school mathematics teachers.
This guide to teaching math presents research-based strategies and describes the specific skills teachers need. Chapters focus on gaining students' cooperation, motivating them, developing curricula, encouraging creativity, assessing performance, using technology, and approaching specific topics (including concept construction and algorithms). A glossary defines key terms. Cangelosi teaches at Utah State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)