Succeeding at Teaching Mathematics, K-6

ISBN-10: 141292765X
ISBN-13: 9781412927659
Edition: 2008
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Description: For new primary and elementary school teachers responsible for teaching mathematics, Succeeding at Teaching Mathematics, K6 will get them off to a great start. As math and testing standards have become more rigorous, many new teachers find  More...

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 12/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

For new primary and elementary school teachers responsible for teaching mathematics, Succeeding at Teaching Mathematics, K6 will get them off to a great start. As math and testing standards have become more rigorous, many new teachers find this a challenging subject to teach. This handbook answers the most pressing questions for novice teachers of math, including what to teach first and how to: Set up and secure materials Manage the math classroom Assess understanding Use the math text and when and why to set it aside Set up a grade book Use standardized test data Engage all students in learning math This thorough resource includes sample letters to parents, classroom vignettes, math games for learning and assessment, and an overview of math standards and how they relate to real-life curriculum. Teachers will also find strategies for differentiating for all learners, tips for classroom management, procedures for math tasks and transitions, guidelines for the first day of school, and suggestions for the crucial first and last five minutes of every class. For the new teacher of math in a contained primary or elementary classroom and for the new specialized elementary math teacher, this book is invaluablea must!

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
A Glimpse at Mathematics Instruction
Two Illustrations
Success in Teaching Mathematics
Summary
Standards-Based Teaching
Why Do We Need Standards for Teaching Mathematics?
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards
State and District Standards for Teaching Mathematics
The Relationship Between Standards and Standards-Based Mathematics Textbooks
NCTM Curriculum Focal Points
Examples of Standards-Based Activities Involving Algebraic Thinking
Summary
Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics
What Is Engagement?
Engaging Learners in the Affective Domain
Affective Issues Related to Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Students Engaged in Learning Probability
Summary
Engagement Strategies for Special Populations
The Special Needs Learner
The Gifted Learner
The English Language Learner
Example of Engaging Learners in a Mathematics Classroom
Summary
Assessment
Developing Assessments: The Use of Backward Design
Types of Assessment
Rubrics
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
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Mathematical Connections Across Grades
Succeeding at Teaching Mathematics?and Loving It!
References
Index

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