This popular field guide provides a rich collection of diverse field experiences, lessons, and activities. Field experiences vary greatly from institution to institution. The field experiences offered in this book were designed to respond to both the variety of teacher preparation programs and the NCATE recommendation that students have the opportunity to engage in diverse activities. In addition, NCATE states that teacher candidates reflect a thorough knowledge of teaching based on professional standards. For mathematics teachers, those standards include the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000), the Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics (NCTM, 1991), and Mathematics Teaching Today (NCTM, 2007.)
The goals of the Field Experience Guide are as follows
Part III of this guide contains a full set of reproducible Blackline Masters referenced in the 7th edition of Elementary and Middle School Mathematics as well as additional Blackline Masters for use with the Expanded Lessons in Part II.