id: 05888472
dt: b
an: 2013f.00110
au: Bremigan, Elizabeth G.; Bremigan, Ralph J.; Lorch, John D.
ti: Mathematics for secondary school teachers.
so: MAA Textbooks. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
(ISBN 978-0-88385-773-1/hbk). xxiv, 417~p. (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
la: EN
cc: B50 I29 G69 F19 H39
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ab: Publisher’s description: This book, which is intended for prospective
educators in middle and high school, balances discovery learning with
direct instruction. Written to develop a deeper understanding of the
mathematics that will be taught, the book presents topics of central
importance in the secondary school mathematics curriculum, notably,
functions, polynomials, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic
functions, numbers and operations, and measurements. Beyond the goals
of conceptual understanding and computational fluency, readers of the
book can devise their own mathematical explanations and arguments;
create examples and visual representations; remediate typical student
errors and misconceptions; and analyze students’ work. A broad
collection of exercises of varying degrees of difficulty is integrated
with the text. Instructors are able to emphasize the following: {
indent=6mm \item{‒}basics: the exploration of key precollege topics
from intuitive and rigorous points of view; \item{‒}connections: the
exploration of relationships among topics, using tools from
college-level mathematics; \item{‒}extensions: the exploration of
college-level mathematical topics that have a compelling relationship
to precollege mathematics. } By taking into account the diverse
mathematical backgrounds of preservice teachers and the varied goals of
teacher preparation programs, the authors have written a textbook whose
subject matter addresses a wide range of learning objectives
appropriate for future teachers. The book can also be used in
licensing programs; as a supplement to mathematics methods courses; as
a text for graduate courses for in-service teachers; and as a resource
for faculty development.
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