For courses in secondary or middle school math.
This text focuses on all the complex aspects of teaching mathematics in today's classroom and the most current NCTM standards. It demonstrates how to creatively incorporate the standards into teaching along with inquiry-based instructional strategies. Using one expansive case study that follows a mathematics teacher through his first year in the profession, the text illustrates how to lead pupils toward meaningful mathematics and strategies for developing mathematics skills. Interactive in its approach, the text includes an abundance of illustrative examples, mini case studies, cooperative learning activities, field-based activities, and transitional activities.