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

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5

Implications for
Professional Development

The student skit at Christmas contained a plaintive line: “Give
us Master's exams that our faculty can pass, or give us a
faculty that can pass our Master's exams.”

—Paul R. Halmos, I Want to Be a Mathematician

Javier Gonzales is a man who wears many hats. He's an award-winning mathematics teacher and department chairperson at Pioneer High School in Whittier, California, and he's a school board member for the district that sends students to Pioneer High. Gonzales created the Pioneer Math Academy, which is designed to foster students' mastery and self-confidence in mathematics, and during the school year, he serves as a mentor teacher and the coordinator of Pioneer's gifted and talented education program.

It's no wonder, then, that Gonzales would be among the 13 elementary, middle, and high school science, math, and technology teachers invited to join the National Academies Teacher Advisory Council (TAC; see p. 99). Formed in 2002, TAC is designed to give exemplary educators, like Gonzales, a voice in crafting education policy at the local, state, and national level. This includes professional development policy. And with 20-plus years in the classroom and 20-plus years of professional development under his belt, Gonzales has much wisdom to share.

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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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