Title: How To Teach Mathematics
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1470425521 | 146 pages
This third edition is a lively and provocative tract on how to teach mathematics in today’s new world of online learning tools and innovative teaching devices. The author guides the reader through the joys and pitfalls of interacting with modern undergraduates–telling you very explicitly what to do and what not to do. This third edition has been streamlined from the second edition, but still includes the nuts and bolts of good teaching, discussing material related to new developments in teaching methodology and technique, as well as adding an entire new chapter on online teaching methods.
Title: Explaining and Exploring Mathematics
Explaining and Exploring Mathematics is designed to help you teach key mathematical concepts in a fun and engaging way by developing the confidence that is vital for teachers. This practical guide focuses on improving students mathematical understanding, rather than just training them for exams. Covering many aspects of the secondary mathematics curriculum for ages 11-18, it explains how to build on students current knowledge to help them make sense of new concepts and avoid common misconceptions.
Focusing on two main principles to improve students understanding: spotting patterns and extending them to something new, and relating the topic being taught to something that the pupils already understand, this book helps you to explore mathematics with your class and establish a successful teacher-student relationship.
Structured into a series of lessons, Explaining and Exploring Mathematics is packed full of practical advice and examples of the best way to answer frequently asked questions such as:
- Do two minuses really make a plus?
- Why doesnt 3a + 4b equal 7ab?
- How do you get the area of a circle?
- Why do the angles of a triangle add up to 180°?
- How can you integrate 1/x and calculate the value of e?
This book will be essential reading for all trainee and practising teachers who want to make mathematics relevant and engaging for their students.
Title: Algebra Teacher’s Activity Kit
Authors: Judit A. Muschla, Gary Rober Muschla and Erin Muschla-Berry
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1119045746 | 336 pages
Help your students succeed with classroom-ready, standards-based activities. The Algebra Teacher’s Activities Kit: 150 Activities That Support Algebra in the Common Core Math Standards helps you bring the standards into your algebra classroom with a range of engaging activities that reinforce fundamental algebra skills. This newly updated second edition is formatted for easy implementation, with teaching notes and answers followed by reproducibles for activities covering the algebra standards for grades 6 through 12. Coverage includes whole numbers, variables, equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, factoring, logarithmic functions, statistics, and more, and gives you the material you need to reach students of various abilities and learning styles. Many of these activities are self-correcting, adding interest for students and saving you time.
This book provides dozens of activities that
- Engage students and get them excited about math
- Directly address each Common Core algebra standard
- Are tailored to a diverse range of levels and abilities
- Reinforce fundamental skills and demonstrate everyday relevance
Algebra lays the groundwork for every math class that comes after it, so it’s crucial that students master the material and gain confidence in their abilities. The Algebra Teacher’s Activities Kit helps you face the challenge, well-armed with effective activities that help students become successful in algebra class and beyond.