Mathematics for Intermediate Teachers: From Models to Methods

This mathematics book is written for teachers, both prospective and practicing. It is suitable for those less comfortable with mathematics, as well as those who already have a stronger mathematical background. Research shows that knowledge of traditional, formula-based approaches is not enough for effective conceptual classroom teaching. In this book, teachers will learn the reasoning behind the methods, developed in ways that will also make sense to intermediate and early secondary students. Many ideas and activities introduced here are directly transferable to classroom use, while concepts are developed using visual models and representations, manipulatives, reasoning, and with deep connections to other concepts. These methods support better thinking, learning, and understanding for all students. In addition, these visual and active approaches are also much better aligned with Indigenous ways of thinking and knowing, a critical benefit for societies striving for decolonization.

Ann Kajander began her post-PhD career teaching secondary and post-secondary mathematics, and has spent the past 20 years working in, and studying, elementary and secondary mathematics teacher education at Lakehead University, Canada. She is the author of numerous research papers, and has published five other books on mathematics education, most recently the edited volume Teaching and Learning Secondary School Mathematics. Her research extends the field of mathematics for teaching to the early secondary grades, and supports both new and experienced secondary mathematics teachers in developing a ‘representations and reasoning’ approach to understanding mathematics more deeply and conceptually, for the purpose of effective teaching and meaningful classroom learning.

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ISBN: 1-5275-9090-9

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-9090-8

Release Date: 20th January 2023

Pages: 175

Price: £64.99