This book is written to help school leaders support mathematics education in schools. It is for both new administrators, principals, assistant/vice principals, or instructional leaders who do not have a strong background in mathematics education as well as for math coaches and the experienced mathematics leader. It provides a concise summary and overview of research about the changes in mathematics education; discusses the principalAes role in leading effective mathematics instruction; offers strategies for observing and evaluating mathematics instruction in classrooms; provides suggestions for supporting faculty, including co-teaching and job embedded professional learning initiatives; and includes tools and templates school leaders can use in their work with faculty.
Preface Introduction 1. A Vision for Learning Mathematics Mathematics Reform Teacher Change in Mathematics Teachers? Attitudes and Perceptions About Mathematics Teaching and Learning Teachers? Understanding of Mathematics Content and Pedagogy The Principal?s Role 2. Observing and Evaluating a Mathematics Classroom Identifying Teacher Practices in Exemplary Mathematics Classrooms Problem Solving Mathematics Manipulatives A Balanced Program Technology Literature Connections Assessment and Evaluation The Principal?s Role 3. What Can Principals Do? Gap Analysis Schoolwide Mathematics Improvement Plan Supporting Teacher Growth and Development High-Yield Strategies Professional Learning Communities or Teams Job-Embedded Learning Co-Teaching Teacher Moderation: Collaborative Assessment of Student Work Lesson Study Book Study Other Strategies 4. Tools for Success Resources Memberships Books Mathematics Manipulatives Worldwide Web Resources Math Puzzles and Bulletin Boards Mathematics Buddies School Homework Club and Peer Tutoring Math Clubs Mathematics Pictures and Video Recordings Mathematics Fairs and Career Days Home and School Connections Principal Resources Resource 1: OAME Vision Statement Resource 2: Observing and Evaluating a Mathematics Classroom Resource 3: Gap Analysis: The Effective Mathematics Classroom Resource 4: Children?s Books With Mathematics Themes References Index
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