ERIC Number: ED401102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Overcoming the Limitations of Mathematics Textbooks in the Middle School Classroom.
Henning, Celest A.
Middle school mathematics teachers universally rely on the content of textbooks for the content of their instruction. However, in recent years it has become apparent that dependence on textbooks in mathematics education is simply not effective. This paper discusses strategies that can help teachers use textbooks as resources upon which they can build. Topics discussed include textbook use in middle school classrooms, adjusting for class diversity, getting students' attention, making the numbers meaningful, encouraging classroom discussion, developing personal meaning, and finding alternatives to textbooks. (JRH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A