The Essentials of Mathematics, Grades 7-12: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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About the Author: Kathy Checkley has been a journalist for more than 25 years and has spent the past 12
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Checkley, Kathy.
The essentials of mathematics, grades 7–12 : effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment / Kathy
Checkley.
p. cm. -- (Priorities in practice)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4166-0413-6 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN-10: 1-4166-0413-8 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Mathematics--Study and teaching (Middle school) 2.
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary) 3. Teacher participation in curriculum planning. 4. Educa-
tional leadership. I. Title. II. Series.

QA135.6.C524 2006
510.71'2--dc22

2006016138

13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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The Essentials of Mathematics, Grades 7-12: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Introduction vii
  • Trends 1
  • 2: Considering Curriculum 18
  • 3: Bringing the Curriculum to Life in the Classroom 39
  • 4: Nurturing the Struggling Mathematical Mind 82
  • 5: Implications for Professional Development 98
  • Looking Forward 112
  • References and Resources 117
  • Index 125
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