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Succeeding at Teaching Secondary Mathematics Your First Year

ISBN-10: 1412927633
ISBN-13: 9781412927635
Edition: 2010
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Dr. Julie Sliva Spitzer brings to this topic a rich background in mathematics, technology, and special education. As an assistant professor of mathematics education at San Jose State University, she teaches methods of mathematics instruction to aspiring educators and supervises their field experiences. Julie continues to enjoy inservice work with teachers grades K-12. Julie's research interests include studying teacher and student attitudes toward teaching and learning mathematics, and best practices for teaching mathematics to special needs learners. She is a frequent presenter at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meetings, the California Mathematics Annual Conference, and the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter. Dr. Sliva can be reached at sliva@math.sjsu.edu .

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
A Glimpse at Mathematics Instruction
Two Illustrations
Algebra I-Shake Across America
Discussion
Adaptations and Extensions
Seventh Grade-Surface Area With Polydron Shapes
Discussion
Adaptations and Extensions
Success in Teaching Mathematics
Summary
Standards-Based Teaching
Why Do We Need Standards for Teaching Mathematics?
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards
State and District Standards for Teaching Mathematics
The Relationship Between Standards and Standards-Based Mathematics Textbooks
Aligning Algebraic Reading With the Process Standards
Summary
Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics
What Is Engagement?
Engaging Learners in the Affective Domain
Math Clubs
Seventh Grade-Math Jeopardy
Glasser's Five Basic Needs
Increasing a Student's Confidence in Mathematics
A Fresh Look at Math Clubs and Math Jeopardy
Affective Issues Related to Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Students Engaged in Learning Probability
Engaging Learners in the Behavioral Domain
Engaging Learners in the Cognitive Domain
Summary
Engagement Strategies for Special Populations
Disparate Learners in Algebra I
The Special Needs Learner
The Gifted Learner
The English Language Learner
Examples of Engaging Learners in a Mathematics Classroom
Permutations, Counting, and Ice Cream Cones
Discussion
Summary
Assessment
Types of Assessment
Rubrics
Developing Assessments: The Use of Backward Design
Grading and Assessment Schemes
Practical Ways of Assessing Throughout the Instructional Process
Tailoring Assessments for Special Populations
Data Driven Instructional Practices
A Word About Standardized Tests
Summary
Putting It All Together
The Year at a Glance: Designing Your Curriculum
Making Connections Within Mathematics
Mathematical Connections Across the Grades
More Connections Across the Grades
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Succeeding at Teaching Mathematics-and Loving It!
Solutions to Shake Across America
Solution to the Following Problem From the Polydron Vignette
The Dart Board Game Solution
Generalization for Original Pizza Problem
References
Index

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