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Mathematics Methods and Modeling for Todays Mathematics Classroom : A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Grades 7-12 With CD

Mathematics Methods and Modeling for Todays Mathematics Classroom : A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Grades 7-12 With CD - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534366049

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ISBN13: 978-0534366049
ISBN10: 053436604X
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Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2002
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Mathematics Methods and Modeling for Todays Mathematics Classroom : A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Grades 7-12 With CD - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534366049

John A. Dossey, Sharon McCrone, Frank R. Giordano and Maurice D. Meir

ISBN13: 978-0534366049
ISBN10: 053436604X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Written by a team of nationally known mathematics educators and mathematicians who have experience in teaching at the public school and university levels, this text builds on the recommendations of NCTM's Principles and Standards. It provides guidance in teaching content and developing processes in students from the middle school through high school. Its emphasis on mathematical modeling as an approach focuses on the development of the competencies needed to teach contemporary curricular materials in today's schools.

Author Bio

Dossey, John : Illinois State Univertsity (emeritus)


McCrone, Sharon : Illinois State University


Giordano, Frank : United States Military Academy (Retired)


Weir, Maurice D. : Naval Postgraduate School

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE CONTEXT FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS.

1. What Is Mathematics and Why Do We Teach It?
2. A Model for Mathematics Education.
3. Doing Mathematics: Living the Standards.

SECTION II: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS CURRICULUS: FITTING MATHEMATICS TO REALITY.

4. Number and Operation.
5. Patterns, Functions, and Algebra.
6. Geometry & Measurement.
7. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.
8. Trigonometry, Discrete Mathematics, Calculus, Advanced Placement.
9. Model Fitting and Empirical Model Construction.
10. Linear Programming and Numerical Search Methods.

SECTION III: TEACHING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS: ISSUES AND METHODS.

11. Modeling Using Calculus.
12. Good Beginnings (Planning).
13. Providing for Individual Differences (Kids Are Different).
14. Assessment of Mathematics Achievement.
15. Classroom Management in Mathematics.
16. Futures - Mathematics Education in the 21st Century.

APPENDICES.

A. Projects and Problems.
B: Research Resources.
C: Instructional Resources on the Internet and How to Access Them.
D: References for Further Study.

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