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Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics is designed for pre-service or in-service teachers. It combines up-to-date technology and research with a vibrant writing style to help teachers grasp curriculum, teaching, and assessment issues as they relate to secondary and middle school mathematics. The fourth edition offers a balance of theory and practice, including a wealth of examples and descriptions of student work, classroom situations, and technology usage to assist any teacher in visualizing high-quality mathematics instruction in the middle and secondary classroom.
Daniel Brahier is a Professor of Mathematics at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In addition, he teaches an eighth grade mathematics class at St.RoseSchool in Perrysburg, Ohio. In his more than 30 years in education, he has been middle and high school mathematics and science teacher, a principal, a guidance counselor, a curriculum consultant, and a university professor. He is co-author of Today’s Mathematics, Twelfth Edition, a methods and content book for elementary teachers published by Wiley (2009), as well as the author of three other books on mathematics education. He is a Past-President of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and has served in numerous capacities for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, such as the editorial panel of the journal of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. He has presented mini-courses and lectures throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Singapore, and Germany.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: What Does It Mean to “Do,” “Teach,” and “Learn” Mathematics?
Chapter 1: Mathematics as a Process
Chapter 2: Principles of Mathematics Education
Chapter 3: Learning Theories and Psychology in Mathematics Education
Unit 2: The Mathematics Curriculum
Chapter 4: Curricular Models
Chapter 5: Implementing a Course of Study
Unit 3: Teaching Mathematics
Chapter 6: Planning for Instruction
Chapter 7: Teaching Tools and Strategies
Chapter 8: Teaching Number Sense and Algebra
Chapter 9: Teaching Geometry, Statistics/Probability, and Discrete Mathematics
Unit 4: Assessment in Mathematics
Chapter 10: The Role of Assessment
Chapter 11: Principles of Assessment Practices
Unit 5: Meeting Individual Student and Teacher Needs
Chapter 12: Meeting the Needs of All Students
Chapter 13: The Teacher of Mathematics in the School Community