Whether you are a new or an experienced math teacher, The Math Teachers’ Tool Box provides guidance and serves as a reference book of topics, ideas, and resources. This book provides teachers with various tools to improve their classroom management skills, to actively involve students in lessons, and as a result, raise their interest level and improve learning. The ideas presented have been classroom-tested over many years and can be used in virtually any middle or high school classroom.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Chapter 1: On Your Marks, Get Set…Establishing Expectations
·Getting off to a good start
Chapter 2: Put Me In Coach…Getting Students Actively Involved
Chapter 3: Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines…Opening of Class
·Problems to introduce the next lesson
·Problems to review a previous lesson
· ‘Real world’ math problems
·SAT prep questions
Chapter 4: And the Children Shall Lead…Rinaldi’s Routine: Creating a
·Procedures and Materials
·Rinaldi’s Routine--- Student survey
·Cooperative Learning---Student Survey
Chapter 5: Eureka…Inquiry Based /Discovery Lessons
·Properties of Exponents
·The Triangle Angle Sum Theorem
·Finding the Equation of a Parabola from Data
Chapter 6: “When Will I Ever Use This?”…Problems in the Student’s World
·Scale Drawings and More
·Meanest Kid in School
Chapter 7: He Who Laughs, Lasts…Humor in the Classroom
·Humorous Story Problems
Chapter 8: Calculate This!...Using the Graphing Calculator
·The Open Box
·Shortest Path Problem
·Bones, Bones, Bones ii
Chapter 9: The Pen Is Mightier Than the Calculator…Writing in a Math Class
·From Top to Bottom
Chapter 10: It’s Game Time…Classroom Competitions
·Who Am I?/What Am I?
·The Message Game
Chapter 11: All Good Things Must Come to an End…Closing Activities
Chapter 12: But Wait! There’s More…Odds and Ends
· Wait Time
·New Year’s Resolution iii
What People are Saying About This
As a teacher-educator with extensive experience in public education, I found Mr. Rinaldi's book to be a practical down- to-earth approach to help new and veteran teachers bring a fresh and interesting perspective to teaching mathematics at all levels. A must read for all who want ways to engage students to be motivated in mathematics.
Nick Rinaldi is a very experienced master teacher who has arranged an extensive collection of student-centered activities that are fun and instructive - for both the teacher and the students! The book is easy to use and inspiring to read. It should not be in every library, but rather in the classroom of every teacher of mathematics.
Nick Rinaldi is not just an educator. He is an educator's educator. Whether his clientèle is high school students, prospective teachers or veteran teachers, his approaches to positive classroom management, student-centered learning environments and support for ALL learners are techniques that EVERY teacher should strive to model in their classroom. The Math Teacher's Toolbox should be required reading in any teacher preparation program and a resource for any math department.
Nick Rinaldi shares the many strategies he has developed in his lifetime as an extra-ordinary and dedicated math teacher. His strategies are not only effective but supported by the most recent research on teaching and learning. His focus is totally student-centered with his goal being every student achieving success in the math classroom. The many and varied strategies he presents will enable teachers of math to engage their students in learning, understanding, and relating math concepts to the real world. A real treasure.