Teaching Mathematics Today

Teaching Mathematics Today

by Shelly Frei

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Teaching Mathematics Today by Shelly Frei

New teachers and anyone interested in best practices for mathematics instruction will score big with this useful resource that puts it all together in one easy-to-use format. Boost your professional resource library with this up-to-date, research-based guide based on solid research and proven methodology. This resource equips teachers with sound educational strategies and resources, and provides interactive elements while promoting a thorough understanding of mathematics and its importance. 200pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781425893835
Publisher: Shell Education
Publication date: 10/29/2007
Series: Professional Development for Successful Classrooms
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Balanced Approach     7
Overview of Research     7
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards/Focal Points     21
How to Use This Book     23
Post-Reading Reflection     24
Planning Instruction     25
Team Building     25
Aligning Instruction with Mathematics Standards     19
Developing a Mathematics Curriculum Timeline     32
Accelerating and Decelerating the Introduction of New Concepts     36
Post-Reading Reflection     41
Managing the Mathematics Classroom     43
Involving Parents and Students to Improve Program Efficacy     43
Lesson Delivery Strategies     50
Common Mathematics Classroom Management Issues     59
Maximizing Instructional Minutes     63
Post-Reading Reflection     69
Differentiating Instruction     71
The Importance of Differentiated Instruction     71
Differentiated Learning     72
Differentiation Strategies     76
Grouping Strategies for the Classroom     78
Group Activities     82
Post-Reading Reflection     84
Developing Mathematical Vocabulary     85
Specialized Mathematical Vocabulary for All Learners     85
Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners     86
Levels of Language Acquisition     88
Integrating Vocabulary Development into Instruction     90
Post-Reading Reflection     99
Building Conceptual Understanding with Manipulatives     101
Management of Mathematics Manipulatives     101
Types of Mathematics Manipulatives and How They Are Used     104
Preventing Manipulative Dependency     107
Post-Reading Reflection     109
Teaching the Procedure     111
Building on Understanding     111
Teaching More Than One Way     113
Taking Notes     115
Creative Ways to Practice     116
Post-Reading Reflection     120
Teaching Problem Solving     121
Why Teach Problem Solving?     121
Steps for the Problem-Solving Process     122
Problem-Solving Strategies     125
How to Create Word Problems     141
Post-Reading Reflection     143
Integrating Mathematics Across the Curriculum     145
Integrating Mathematics and Literacy     145
Integrating Mathematics and Science      149
Integrating Mathematics and Social Studies     151
Mathematics in the Real World     153
Integrating Mathematics and Technology     155
Using Spreadsheets in a Mathematics Classroom     156
Using Applets in a Mathematics Classroom     158
Using Graphing Calculators in a Mathematics Classroom     164
Post-Reading Reflection     167
Assessing Students     169
Aligning Assessment with Instruction     169
When to Assess     170
Informal Assessments     171
Formal Assessments     173
Data-Driven Instruction     180
Using the Data Collected     185
Post-Reading Reflection     189
Conclusions     191
Developing an Intervention Curriculum     191
What Should Mathematics Instruction Look Like?     194
Post-Reading Reflection     197
References Cited     198

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