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Description - Succeeding at Teaching Mathematics, K-6 by Julie A. Sliva Spitzer

For new primary and elementary school teachers responsible for teaching mathematics, Succeeding at Teaching Mathematics, K-6 will get them off to a great start. As math and testing standards have become more rigorous, many new teachers find this a challenging subject to teach. This handbook answers the most pressing questions for novice teachers of math, including what to teach first and how to: - Set up and secure materials - Manage the math classroom - Assess understanding - Use the math text and when and why to set it aside - Set up a grade book - Use standardized test data - Engage all students in learning math This thorough resource includes sample letters to parents, classroom vignettes, math games for learning and assessment, and an overview of math standards and how they relate to real-life curriculum. Teachers will also find strategies for differentiating for all learners, tips for classroom management, procedures for math tasks and transitions, guidelines for the first day of school, and suggestions for the crucial first and last five minutes of every class. For the new teacher of math in a contained primary or elementary classroom and for the new specialized elementary math teacher, this book is invaluable - a must!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412927659
ISBN-10: 141292765X
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Julie A. Sliva Spitzer

Julie Sliva Spitzer brings a rich background in mathematics, technology, and special education. As an associate professor of mathematics education at San Jose State University, she teaches methods of mathematics instruction to aspiring educators and supervises their field experiences. Julie continues to enjoy inservice work with teachers Grades K-12. Julie's research interests include studying teacher and student attitudes toward teaching and learning mathematics, and best practices for teaching mathematics to learners with special needs. She is a frequent presenter at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meetings, the California Mathematics Annual Conference, and the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American Chapter. Cheryl D. Roddick is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at San Jose State University. She currently teaches mathematics and mathematics methods courses to students in K-12 education. She also supervises field experiences for student teachers at the secondary level. Roddick's research interests include the conceptual understanding of fractions and teacher change relative to teaching mathematics. She has presented her research in local as well as national mathematics education conferences. She also facilitates K-12 inservice activities with teachers in local school districts.

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