ERIC Number: ED430792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics in the Middle.
Leutzinger, Larry, Ed.
This book contains articles that help to further the process of reform in the middle grades, recognizing that the knowledge acquired during these years greatly affects how well the secondary school curriculum will attain its goals. Critical issues facing middle grade classes in particular and all mathematics classrooms in general are discussed. The centerpiece of this book features five curriculum development projects, all explained in detail and presenting important topics concerning the reform issue. Projects, activities, and programs that encourage the implementation of the recommendations made by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) are also included. Chapters include: (1) "Middle School Mathematics Reform: Form vs. Spirit" (Gary Tsuruda); (2) "Algebra: The First Gate" (Elizabeth Phillips and Glenda Lappan) (3) "A Multiple-Intelligence Approach to Middle School Mathematics" (Dean A. Murphy); (4) "Conceptual and Procedural Understanding in Middle School Mathematics" (Anthony Rickard); (5) "Transforming Middle School Mathematics through Teacher Empowerment" (Azita Manouchehri and Carol Sipes); (6) "The Role of Technology in the Middle Grades" (Gary G. Bitter and Mary M. Hatfield); (7) "Parents: A Critical Piece of the Mathematics Reform Puzzle" (Mary L. Delagardelle and Matthew A. Ludwig); (8) "Implementing Recommended Reforms in Middle School Mathematics Education: Perceptions of Preservice Teachers" (Todd Johnson); (9) "Rethinking Professional Development: Supporting Reform in Middle-Grades Mathematics through the Cultivation of Teaching Dispositions" (Ron Ritchhart); (10) "Accomplishing New Goals for Instruction and Assessment through Classroom-Embedded Professional Development" (Nancy Katims and Clara F. Tolbert); (11) "Reflections on High School Reform and Implications for Middle School" (Eric W. Hart and Jacqueline Stewart); (12) "Ports of Entry into Curricular Change" (Steven R. Williams, Stephanie Z. Smith, Judith Mumme, and Nanette Seago); (13) "Teaching and Learning in the Connected Mathematics Project" (Glenda Lappan and Elizabeth Phillips); (14) "Middle Grades Math Thematics: The STEM Project--a Look at Developing a Middle School Mathematics Curriculum" (Rick Billstein); (15) "Designing Middle School Mathematics Materials Using Problems Created to Help Students Progress from Informal to Formal Mathematical Reasoning" (Thomas A. Romberg); (16) "What Should a Middle School Mathematics Classroom Look Like? Watching the 'Seeing and Thinking Mathematically' Curriculum in Action" (Glenn M. Kleiman, Dan Tobin, and Shelley Isaacson); (17) "Engaging Middle Schoolers in and through Real-World Mathematics" (Shelley V. Goldman, Jennifer Knudsen, and Michelle Latvala); (18) "Classroom-Based Curriculum Development: A Case History" (Linda Cooper Foreman); (19) "Standards-Based Middle School Mathematics Curricula: What Do Students Think?" (Robert E. Reys, Barbara J. Reys, David E. Barnes, John K. Beem, Richard T. Lapan, and Ira J. Papick); (20) "The Power of Discourse" (Connie Laughlin and John C. Moyer); (21) "Mathematics the Write Way" (Ann M. Enyart and Laura R. Van Zoest); (22) "Mathematics by E-Mail" (Evelyn M. Silvia); (23) "Infusing Shape and Dimension into the Mathematics Curriculum" (Deann Huinker, Connie Laughlin, and Joseph Georgeson); (24) "The Pentomino Project: Moving Students from Manipulatives to Reasoning and Thinking about Mathematical Ideas" (Susan Mercer and Marjorie A. Henningsen); (25) "Technology-Based Geometric Explorations for the Middle Grades" (Mary C. Enderson and Azita Manouchehri); (26) "Building Foundations for Conceptual Understanding of Arithmetic Average in the Middle-Grades Classroom" (Jinfa Cai); (27) "Developing Concepts in Probability: Designing and Analyzing Games" (Frances R. Curcio, Barbara Nimerofsky, Rossana Perez, and Shirel Yaloz-Femia), and (28) "Promoting Mathematical Learning in the Middle School: PUMP Project Strategies" (Carol A. Thornton, Jane O. Swafford, Graham A. Jones, Cynthia W. Langrall, Gladis Kersaint, and Edward Mooney). (ASK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Geometry, High Schools, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Student Evaluation
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.; National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.