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Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6 - 12

Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6 - 12
Developing Research-Based Instructional Practices

First Edition

A journey into the vibrant and intriguing world of mathematics education

August 2012 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6 - 12 by Randall E. Groth explores how research in mathematics education can inform teaching practice in grades 6-12. The author shows preservice mathematics teachers the value of being a “researcher—constantly experimenting with methods for developing students’ mathematical thinking—and connecting this research to practices that enhance students’ understanding of the material. Ultimately, pre-service teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the types of mathematical knowledge students bring to school, and how students’ thinking may develop in response to different teaching strategies.
Part I. Introduction to Teaching and Learning Mathematics
1. Introduction to the Field of Mathematics Education
2. Key Psychological Ideas and Research Findings in Mathematics Education
3. Planning Mathematics Lessons
4. Mathematics Curriculum Models and Techniques
5. Implementing and Assessing Mathematics Lessons and Curricula
6. Becoming a Professional Mathematics Teacher
Part II. Developing and Teaching Mathematical Thinking
7. Developing Students' Thinking in Number and Operations
8. Developing Students' Algebraic Thinking
9. Developing Students' Statistical and Probabilistic Thinking
10. Developing Students' Geometric Thinking
11. Developing Students' Thinking in Advanced Placement Courses
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Instructor Teaching Site
The instructor site will include an author-provided test bank, links to web resources listed in the text, and tutorials and grading rubrics for the Lesson Plans featured in chapters 7-11 (Part II) of the text.

Groth's text includes a full coverage of critical topics. It makes excellent connections to research that are accessible to undergraduates. It also illustrates appropriate uses of technology in secondary mathematics teaching. Great book!

Dr Tracy Goodson-Espy
Curriculum Instruction Dept, Appalachian State University
May 5, 2015

Very complete and useful for students.

Professor Elizabeth Baker
Scholl of Education, Mills College
October 4, 2014

Book ties research to teaching well. I like the division between methods and content.

Dr Ray Siegrist
Education Dept, Suny College At Oneonta
March 5, 2014

Very user friendly and affordable

Dr Mark Malisa
School Of Education, College of St Rose
August 22, 2013

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ch 1

ch 10

Randall E. Groth

Randall E. Groth is an Associate Professor at Salisbury University. He brings to the book the experience of a former secondary school mathematics teacher, a current supervisor of student teachers, and a university perspective as secondary-level mathematics educator. As a former secondary teacher, Groth taught all levels of mathematics from remedial pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry to advanced placement calculus. As a supervisor of student teachers, he has seen firsthand the difficulties prospective teachers have as they enter the profession. As a university faculty member, he has taught mathematics education courses for prospective... More About Author

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