'Includes a large number of user-friendly examples that integrate mathematics content and process standards. The step-by-step guidance and explanations in each chapter are beneficial' - Melissa Miller, Teacher, Randall G. Lynch Middle School, Farmington, AR
'Great activities that are exploratory in nature. A valuable resource' - Carol Amos, Teacher Leader and Mathematics Coordinator, Twinfield Union School, Plainfield, VT
Helping teachers see how math standards can be integrated into the secondary classroom, Key Concepts in Mathematics, Second Edition presents engaging activities and ready-to-use lessons.
This user-friendly book by mathematics educator Timothy J. McNamara is filled with a generous collection of lessons, with many activities that address multiple standards, and numerous practical suggestions for extending the lessons beyond the curriculum. In addition, this updated resource combines mathematics and technology by incorporating graphing calculator applications and programmes.
Each chapter offers:
* Ready-to-use lessons, hands-on activities, practical suggestions, and an abundance of "good problems"
* Suggestions for integrating multiple topics and concepts in each lesson
* Strategies to strengthen student engagement, understanding, and retention by building connections among mathematics topics
This exciting guide delivers exactly what is needed for today's standards-based math classroom!
Dr. Timothy J. McNamara is a private mathematics consultant specializing in K-12 systemic improvement efforts for schools and school districts nationwide. Tim has served as both a math teacher and curriculum supervisor in western New York since 1975. He has taught students from grade seven through fourteen, at all levels of ability from remedial to gifted, and in both public and private-school settings. He has also written articles for numerous math teacher journals, and was founder and faculty editor for the Nichols School of Buffalo student mathematics publication, The Nth Degree. Tim is a contributing member of a variety of professional organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and has facilitated countless conference workshops around the country, including numerous presentations at NCTM national conferences. In 1993, Tim was honored as the New York State recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Teaching.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I. Curriculum Content Standards 1. Number and Operations 2. Algebra 3. Geometry 4. Measurement 5. Data Analysis and Probability Part II. Thematic Organizing Standards 6. Problem Solving 7. Reasoning and Proof 8. Communication 9. Connections 10. Representation Appendix: Worksheet Blackline Masters Glossary References Index