Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

by Alfred S. Posamentier, Stephen Krulik, Daniel Jaye
     
 

Every year new secondary mathematics teachers take up positions in middle and high schools. The luckiest novices receive assistance from a coach or mentor: a master mathematics teacher who makes constructive comments, models effective approaches, and illuminates other practical aspects of teaching secondary math. But many new teachers don't have this advantage and… See more details below

Overview

Every year new secondary mathematics teachers take up positions in middle and high schools. The luckiest novices receive assistance from a coach or mentor: a master mathematics teacher who makes constructive comments, models effective approaches, and illuminates other practical aspects of teaching secondary math. But many new teachers don't have this advantage and must further their development on their own. If you are one of these teachers, this is the book you need.

In these pages, veteran mathematics educators Alfred S. Posamentier, Daniel Jaye, and Stephen Krulik present a treasure chest of ideas to guide new secondary math teachers through the challenging first few months and also provide more experienced teachers with interesting alternatives to familiar methods. The topics covered include

* The most effective instructional practices
* The best uses of the textbook
* Designing successful lessons
* Creating homework that promotes learning
* Incorporating challenge
* Teaching reasoning and problem solving
* Strategies for assessment and grading
* Specific innovative ideas for teaching key concepts
* Options for extracurricular activities
* Long-term professional enrichment and growth.

It's during the first few years of a teacher's experience that he or she develops the habits, methods, procedures, and techniques that tend to define a career. Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers provides both a foundation for excellence and a touchstone for years to come.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416605249
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
231
Sales rank:
1,373,544
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Starting Out as a Math Teacher Today
2. The Teaching Assignment
3. Your Room as a Math Lab
4. Using Your Textbook Effectively
5. Designing an Effective Lesson Plan
What Are the Components of a Lesson Plan?
6. Some Specific Ideas for Teaching Certain Lessons
7. Driving the Lesson with Challenging Problems
8. Reasoning and Problem Solving
9. The Responsibility of Assessment
10. Beyond the Classroom: Extracurricular Activities and Keeping Up with the Profession
Appendix: What a Math Teacher Has to Know About Special Education
Notes
References and Resources
About the Authors
Index

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