Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012-01-18
This close-up look at the structure and content of the Common Core high school mathematics standards is designed to kick off implementation at the classroom level. Teachers will find information on how the mathematical content and practice standards work together across conceptual categories, domains, and grade bands to prepare students for the next level of study, college, or career; practical guidance on lesson planning, including a process for making the best use of the effective instructional strategies explored in Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd ed.; and sample lessons that illustrate how to approach content likely to be new to their curriculum.
Towards Equity in Mathematics Education
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2012-03-21
This volume gathers together twenty major chapters that tackle a variety of issues associated with equity in mathematics education along the dimensions of gender, culture, curriculum diversity, and matters of a biological nature. The pursuit of equity in mathematics education is an important concern in the history of the present. Since there is no doubt about the significant role of mathematics in almost every aspect of life, it means that all individuals regardless of sex, in any age range, and in whatever context need to be provided with an opportunity to become mathematically able. The publication of this Springer volume on equity in mathematics education is situated at a time when there is strong and sustained research evidence indicating the persistence of an equity gap in mathematics, which has now enabled the mathematics education community to engage in a discourse of access for all. The research studies that are reported and discussed in the volume have been drawn from an international group of distinguished scholars whose impressive, forward-looking, and thought-provoking perspectives on relevant issues incite, broaden, and expand complicated conversations on how we might effectively achieve equity in mathematics education at the local, institutional, and systemic levels. Further, the up-to-date research knowledge in the field that is reflected in this volume provides conceptual and practical outlines for mechanisms of change, including models, examples, and usable theories that can inform the development of powerful equitable practices and the mobilization of meaningful equity interventions in different contexts of mathematics education.
Resources for Teaching
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2010-08-05
This book contains 70 ready-to-use mathematics lessons suitable for students aged 14-16. Some lessons offer alternative routes through the curriculum, such as practising indices by solving radical equations, while others concentrate on difficult ideas, like appreciating that not all mathematical relationships are linear. Each plan consists of a teacher's sheet, providing: * the aims and objectives of the lesson * a lesson starter, main phase, plenary and homework ideas, each with suggested timeframes * guidance on how to adapt the activities to cater for students working at different vels≤ and * online resources, including links to useful websites, material to display on the whiteboard and additional ideas. Each plan also includes a photocopiable or downloadable student task sheet that corresponds to the teacher's sheet. The lessons focus on problem solving and putting mathematics into context, and are an essential resource for any busy teacher of mathematics.
Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6 - 12
Call Number: Charlotte Campus Circulation QA11.2 .G76 2013
Publication Date: 2012-08-10
Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6 - 12 by Randall E. Groth explores how research in mathematics education can inform teaching practice in grades 6-12. The author shows preservice mathematics teachers the value of being a "researcher--constantly experimenting with methods for developing students' mathematical thinking--and connecting this research to practices that enhance students' understanding of the material. Ultimately, pre-service teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the types of mathematical knowledge students bring to school, and how students' thinking may develop in response to different teaching strategies.
The Art of Motivating Students for Mathematics Instruction
Call Number: Charlotte Campus Circulation QA11.2 .P6383 2012
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
Effective teaching is largely reliant on the teacher’s ability to capture the genuine interest of the students for the material to be taught. This naturally rests on the planning that the teacher exerts in preparation for the lesson. Perhaps the single most important aspect of any lesson is the beginning of the lesson where the teacher must motivate the students for the ensuing lesson. This can be done in many ways and is also largely measure a function of the teacher’s personality and voice. Studies have shown that what a teacher says accounts for 7% of the effectiveness package, the tone of the teacher’s voice and the enthusiasm accounts for 38%, and the “body language” accounts for 55%. Teachers should be entertaining, without ever losing control of the lesson, and yet not be completely scripted to prevent accommodation to the quirks of any class.Yet even the finest style of presentation – an important part of any teaching performance – can only offer a portion of the overall effectiveness. The content of what is said is paramount! This then leads us into the theme of the book, namely, the techniques that can be used to motivate students in the first few minutes of almost any lesson in mathematics. This could be the most difficult part of a lesson to plan. It requires a modicum of creativity and yet it pays back by enabling a successful lesson. It is a very worthwhile investment of time.
Assessing Middle and High School Mathematics and Science
Call Number: Lee Campus Circulation QA11.2 .W374 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-22
For middle and high school teachers of mathematics and science, this book is filled with examples of instructional strategies that address students' readiness levels, interests, and learning preferences. It shows teachers how to formatively assess their students by addressing differentiated learning targets. Included are detailed examples of differentiated formative assessment schedules, plus tips on how to collaborate with others to improve assessment processes. Teachers will learn how to adjust instruction for the whole class, for small groups, and for individuals. They will also uncover step-by-step procedures for creating their own lessons infused with opportunities to formatively assess students who participate in differentiated learning activities.