Leaders in Math Ed - Featured Books

  • Activating the Vision: The Four Keys of Mathematics Leadership

    To build and sustain a successful mathematics program, mathematics leaders need to work collaboratively to establish a cohesive vision for teaching and learning and put that vision into action. This book details the necessary steps that mathematics leaders must take to change traditional practices; meet new curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges; and engage students, families, and community members in mathematics education.


    Beyond the Common Core: A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide

    This book helps school and district leaders focus their curriculum and vision on the elements of instruction and assessment necessary for student achievement. Practical guidelines take administrators beyond state or local standards to create the essential conditions to ensure success in mathematics for all students. The book helps leaders identify and cultivate the elements of mathematics instruction and assessment that have the greatest impact on learning.


    Administrator's Guide: How to Support and Improve Mathematics Education in Your School

    The importance of mathematical literacy for all students, both in everyday life and in the workplace, has never been greater. Realizing the vision of high-quality mathematics education for all students, as described in NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, requires the active participation of everyone in the education community, including administrators.


    Administrator's Guide: Interpreting the Common Core State Standards to Improve Mathematics Education

    Nearly a decade ago, NCTM published Administrator's Guide: How to Support and Improve Mathematics Education in Your School. This updated Administrator's Guide now positions school and district leaders to make sense of the past decade's many recommendations, with special emphasis on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.


    (eBook) Teaching and Learning Mathematics: Translating Research for School Administrators (PDF)

    The Teaching and Learning Mathematics series presents ideas from research to improve mathematics education in schools. Translating Research for School Administrators contains six stand-alone articles, each with a list of references, which put current research into the hands of school administrators. Each article addresses key practitioner-generated questions with brief, direct answers, devoid of technical language and theory.


    Compendium for Research in Mathematics Education

    The compendium is a valuable new resource that provides the most comprehensive evidence about what is known about research in mathematics education.

    The 38 chapters present five sections that address research about (1) foundations, (2) methods, (3) mathematical processes and content, (4) students, teachers, and learning environments, and (5) futuristic issues. Each chapter offers a synthesis of research with an eye to the historical development of a research topic and, in particular, historical milestones of the research about the topic.


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    NCTM Journal: Mathematics Teacher

    How Administrators' Messages Influence Teacher Practice

    This article presents case studies of two teachers, Marla and Vanessa, who use the same language of "preparing their students" to take an external math examination. These teachers talk quite differently about their motivations, which are influenced by messages about student performance they receive from their school administrators. Implications provided by these case studies for teachers and school administrators follow.

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    Developing Mathematical Ideas Series

    Take Your Professional Development to a New Level of Excellence

    Whether you're a teacher, a coach, a department chair, or a school or district administrator, Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) will enable you to deliver rich and rewarding seminars to support teacher understanding and student learning.

    Number and Operations, Part 1: Building a System of Tens: Calculating with Whole Numbers and Decimals

    The first module in the seven-part DMI Series, this title engages participants in a collaborative learning experience. The thirty cases provide the basis of each session's investigation of specific mathematical concepts and teaching strategies.

    The online facilitator's package contains everything necessary to prepare for and lead the seminar, including access to the casebook content and classroom videos.

    The casebook is the key resource for participants and is meant to be read and discussed under the guidance of the facilitator.

    Number and Operations, Part 2: Making Meaning for Operations: In the Domains of Whole Numbers and Fractions

    The second module in the seven-part DMI Series, this title concentrates on the kinds of actions and situations that are modeled by addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and how students come to understand them. Participants investigate the four basic operations on whole numbers, and then move to a study of the operations in the context of fractions.

    The online facilitator's package contains everything necessary to prepare for and lead the seminar, including access to the casebook content and classroom videos.

    The casebook is the key resource for participants and is meant to be read and discussed under the guidance of the facilitator.

    Geometry, Part 3: Measuring Space in One, Two, and Three Dimensions

    Third in the seven-part DMI Series, this title explores the conceptual bases of measurement and how children develop their understanding of these ideas. Participants examine different attributes of size, develop facility in composing and decomposing shapes, and apply these skills to make sense of formulas for area and volume.

    The online facilitator's package contains everything necessary to prepare for and lead the seminar, including access to the casebook content and classroom videos.

    The casebook is the key resource for participants and is meant to be read and discussed under the guidance of the facilitator.

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