For Mathematics Methods in Secondary School courses. Effective teachers need to know not only "what" to teach but also "how" to teach. To that end, this practical text is geared to deepening prospective teachers' personal knowledge base while enhancing their ability to design and deliver mathematics instruction that is in line with current standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Unique to this text are activities, lesson plans, investigations, and assessment tools that are set up to provide teacher instructions and student directives that can be duplicated for actual classroom use.
List of Activities. PART Iand Introduction to Mathematics Education Reform. 2. Learning, Motivation, and Basic Management Skills. 3. Concrete to Abstract With Tools, Manipulatives, Computer Programs, and Calculators. 4. Standards-Based Curricula With Sample Lessons. 5. Geometry and Algebra Redefined? PART II: Promoting Communication in the Classroom. 8. Assessing Individual Student Performance. 9. Student Equity. 10. Focus on Performance Assessment. PART III: ONGOING DEVELOPMENT. 11. Communicating With Parents and Community. 12. Professional Growth. Activity Notes to the Teacher for Selected Poems. References. Index.