Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Synopsis

This book--a primary text for secondary mathematics methods students--is grounded in the NCTM standards and informed by up-to-date research and theory in mathematics education. The book is organized in three parts: General Fundamentals (a broad overview of education, curriculum, learning theory, discipline, planning, and adolescent behavior); Mathematics Education Fundamentals (technology, problem solving, discovery, and proof); and Content and Strategies (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II with Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus).

To motivate students to become effective teachers of mathematics, the text engages them in a variety of stimulating activities such as reflective thought questions, mathematical challenges, and student life-based applications. Throughout the text, emphasis is given to:

Technology as a teaching tool. Many examples for secondary classrooms are included.

Development of teaching professionals who are self motivated, life-long learners. Students are encouraged to do a variety of problems; once they have done the problem, the setting is extended through discussion and reflection.

Connectivity. Concepts that are traditionally covered in one area are mapped into related areas; discussions focus on how an idea used in one environment can be used in a different environment.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1997