Elementary and Middle School Mathematics
Professional Development Edition
This special edition of the all-time best-selling math methods book will help mathematics coaches and other teacher leaders support Pre-K – 8 teachers in enhancing their mathematics teaching practice.
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Professional Development Edition provides unparalleled depth of ideas and discussion to help mathematics coaches and other teacher leaders foster teachers’ understanding of the mathematics they will teach and the most effective teaching methods for the various mathematics topics. This text reflects the philosophy of the NCTM and Common Core State Standards and the benefits of problem-based mathematics instruction. The Coach/Teacher Leader Guide to this Book and Activities Matrix that appear at the front of the book and Professional Learning Opportunities sections, Coach/Teacher Leader Considerations boxes, and PDToolkit boxes that appear atthe end of each chapter ensure this book is a valuable resource for all educators who facilitate mathematics professional development and support students making sense of mathematics.
A complimentary 6-month access code for the online PDToolkit (http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com) inside every new book gives mathematics leaders access to:
- Videos highlighting student mathematical thinking
- Downloadable tools and templates
- Expanded lessons
- Blackline masters
- Children’s literature matrix
Meet the Authors
Karen S. Karp is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Prior to entering the field of teacher education she was an elementary school teacher in New York. Karen is a co-author of Feisty Females: Inspiring Girls to Think Mathematically, which is aligned with her research interests on teaching mathematics to diverse populations. With Jennifer, Karen co-edited Growing Professionally: Readings from NCTM Publications for Grades K-8 and co-authored (along with Janet Caldwell) Developing Essential Understanding of Addition and Subtraction for Teaching Mathematics in Pre-K-Grade 2. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and a former president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). She continues to work in classrooms with elementary and middle school students and with teachers at all levels who work with students with disabilities.
Jennifer M. Bay-Williams is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Louisville (Kentucky). Jennifer has published many articles on teaching and learning in NCTM journals. She has also coauthored numerous books, including: Developing Essential Understanding of Addition and Subtraction for Teaching Mathematics in Pre-K-Grade 2, Math and Literature: Grades 6-8, Math and Nonfiction: Grades 6-8, and Navigating through Connections in Grades 6-8. She is the author of the Field Experience Guide for this book. Jennifer taught elementary, middle, and high school in Missouri and in Peru, and continues to work in classrooms at all levels with students and with teachers. Jennifer is on the Board of Directors for TODOS: Equity for All, Editor for the 2012 NCTM Yearbook, and past-president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).