Teaching Secondary Mathematics

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Education - 480 pages
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Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Third Edition is practical, student-friendly, and solidly grounded in up-to-date research and theory. This popular text for secondary mathematics methods courses provides useful models of how concepts typically found in a secondary mathematics curriculum can be delivered so that all students develop a positive attitude about learning and using mathematics in their daily lives.

A variety of approaches, activities, and lessons is used to stimulate the reader's thinking--technology, reflective thought questions, mathematical challenges, student-life based applications, and group discussions. Technology is emphasized as a teaching tool throughout the text, and many examples for use in secondary classrooms are included. Icons in the margins throughout the book are connected to strands that readers will find useful as they build their professional knowledge and skills: Problem Solving, Technology, History, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles for School Mathematics, and "Do" activities asking readers to do a problem or activity before reading further in the text. By solving problems, and discussing and reflecting on the problem settings, readers extend and enhance their teaching professionalism, they become more self-motivated, and they are encouraged to become lifelong learners.

The text is organized in three parts:
*General Fundamentals--Learning Theory, Curriculum; and Assessment; Planning; Skills in Teaching Mathematics;
*Mathematics Education Fundamentals--Technology; Problem Solving; Discovery; Proof; and
*Content and Strategies--General Mathematics; Algebra 1; Geometry; Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry; Pre-Calculus; Calculus.

New in the Third Edition:
*All chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate current research and thinking.
*The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards 2000 are integrated throughout the text.
*Chapter 5, Technology, has been rewritten to reflect new technological advances.
*A Learning Activity ready for use in a secondary classroom has been added to the end of each chapter.
*Two Problem-Solving Challenges with solutions have been added at the end of each chapter.
*Historical references for all mathematicians mentioned in the book have been added within the text and in the margins for easy reference.
*Updated Internet references and resources have been incorporated to enhance the use of the text.

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About the author (2006)

Douglas K. Brumbaugh has taught college, in-service, or K-12 mathematics for close to 45 years. He received his B.S. from Adrian College and master's and doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Georgia. When talking with others about teaching and learning in the K-12 environment, his immersion in teaching is beneficial. The thoughts and examples in this book are based experiences working with garden-variety kids.
Peggy L. Moch decided to become a teacher, following nearly 25 years in the laboratory as a medical technologist mainly specializing in immunohematology, microbiology, quality control, and quality assurance. She obtained her teaching degrees, a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate--all in mathematics education--from the University of Central Florida. Together with her writing colleagues, Moch has endeavored to share that love with readers.
MaryE Wilkinson received her B.S., master's, and doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Central Florida. She has taught high school mathematics courses, college mathematics courses, and mathematics and science methods courses. When thinking and writing about elementary school mathematics, she draws upon all of her experiences and continuing presence in elementary classrooms.

David Rock is a consultant and leadership coach who advises corporations around the world. The author of Coaching with the Brain in Mind, Quiet Leadership, and Personal Best, he is the CEO of Results Coaching Systems, a leading global consulting and coaching organization. He is on the advisory board of the international business school CIMBA and the cofounder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and Summit. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and New York City.

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