ERIC Number: ED469440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
What Principals Need to Know about Teaching Math.
Shellard, Elizabeth; Moyer, Patricia S.
Designed for principals of elementary and middle schools, this guide addresses the essential elements of a high-quality mathematics program and is intended to be a practical, ongoing resource. The guide begins with an overview of the important issues in mathematics education and a discussion of the basic elements of a mathematics program. It continues with guidance on how mathematics should be taught, ways to use assessment data to inform mathematics instruction, and approaches for assisting students who are struggling in mathematics. Finally, it outlines strategies for collaborating with teachers and parents, improving teachers' skills in delivering mathematics instruction, and conducting effective observations of mathematics lessons. The guide includes checklists and other materials to use to evaluate a school's mathematics program and to collaborate with teachers and parents; lists of questions to consider when developing a plan to raise mathematics achievement; and space to write notes, reminders, and ideas. Throughout each section, the focus remains on the role of the principal in implementing and coordinating an effective program. The guide also contains a glossary and 3 appendices: Appendix A, "Children's Books with Mathematics Themes"; Appendix B, "Mathematics Mnemonics"; and Appendix C, "Handouts for Parents." (Contains 94 references.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Principals, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.