Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics: 21 Techniques for Differentiating Instruction and Assessment

Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics: 21 Techniques for Differentiating Instruction and Assessment

By: Edward J. Thomas (author), John R. Brunsting (author)Paperback

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Mathematics teachers face many challenges in today's classrooms, including issues such as higher standards, differentiation, real-world applications, non-routine problem solving, and more. In Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics, mathematics educators Edward J. Thomas and John R. Brunsting answer two crucial questions: - Which research-based strategies are most effective for delivering math instruction? - How can mathematics teachers address the various needs of their students and still meet today's demanding standards? Presenting research-based, classroom-tested instructional strategies, a sensible plan for differentiation based on learning-styles, and numerous sample lessons, the authors show you how to effectively reach and teach today's learners.

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About Author

Consulting Description Edward J. Thomas is founder and president of Dimension 2000, a professional development organization that works with teachers of mathematics. He has over 30 years of experience as a mathematics teacher at the middle school, high school, district, and undergraduate levels. Edward has authored several articles and books on mathematics instruction and has developed a number of educational games for the mathematics classroom. He was the co-chair of the Northwest Georgia P-16 Council, an initiative designed to improve teacher quality and student achievement from pre-school through the undergraduate level. Edward is an experienced mathematics consultant who has conducted workshops for schools throughout the country. He has also presented at state, regional, and national conferences for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL), Georgia Middle School Association (GMSA), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). To learn more about Thomas' MATHCORE 2K, an online professional development resource produced by Dimension 2000, visit http://www.mathcore2k.com/. John Brunsting is a mathematics teacher, a staff development specialist, and an author. John serves schools as a teacher and coach as well as a mathematics consultant on practical, style-based tools and strategies. He is a coordinator for Illinois Advanced Placement Institutes and cofounder of Mathematics & Technology Institutes, teacher training organizations committed to the instructional excellence of teachers. Previously an AP Calculus Exam Committee member, John coauthored Preparing for the AP Calculus Examination (2006). In 2008, John coauthored the best-selling Math Tools, Grades 3-12: 64 Ways to Differentiate Instruction and Increase Student Engagement. He has presented at national and international conferences for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the Japan Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (JASCD), Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3), and the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE).

Contents

Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction: Building the 21st Century Mathematics Classroom 1. Mastery Strategies Overview Convergence Mastery Vocabulary Knowledge Rating Proceduralizing Mental Math Strings Graduated Difficulty New American Lecture 2. Understanding Strategies Overview Reading for Meaning Compare and Contrast Concept Attainment Math Busters 3. Self-Expressive Strategies Overview Metaphorical Expression 3-D Viewer Modeling and Experimentation Inductive Learning 4. Interpersonal Strategies Overview Reciprocal Learning Collaborative Summarizing Game Competition Paired Learner/Cooperative Learner 5. Multi-Style Strategies Overview Task Rotation Math Notes Integrated Math Engagement Reference Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412968331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781412968331
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 141296833X

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