Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents (Contexts for Effective Student Learning) by Timothy D. Kanold

Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents (Contexts for Effective Student Learning)

Book Title: Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents (Contexts for Effective Student Learning)

Publisher: Solution Tree

ISBN: 1936763680

Author: Timothy D. Kanold


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Copublished with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this book focuses on individuals involved in K-12 mathematics education who seek to help children achieve success. The authors tackle popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education and draw on peer-reviewed research about instruction that can significantly improve students' conceptual understanding.


Benefits:

  • Explore reasons why expectations for mathematics teaching and learning must be raised.

  • Study the history of the progression, changes, and disputes in K-12 mathematics education.

  • Discover insights about mathematics education in an era of mathematics reform.

  • Define mathematical literacy and what elements are part of effective mathematics instruction.

  • Learn the steps that must be taken to support the teaching and learning of mathematics, so all students can be college and career ready.

Contents:
Introduction
1. Why Mathematics Education Needs to Improve
2. A Brief History of Mathematics Education: Lessons to Learn
3. The Common Core Mathematics Debate
4. The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction
5. How to Help Your Child Learn Mathematics
Epilogue: Conclusion and Action Steps for Educators and Parents
Appendix: Additional Resources for Parents
Categories:
Math Teaching Materials, Educational Certification and Development, Mathematics Study and Teaching