Bringing the Common Core Math Standards to Life: Exemplary Practices from High Schools.pdf
As high school math teachers shift to the Common Core State Standards, the question remains: What do the standards actually look like in the classroom? This book answers that question by taking you inside of real Common Core classrooms across the country. You'll see how exemplary teachers are meeting the new requirements and engaging students in math. Through these detailed examples of effective instruction, you will uncover how to bring the standards to life in your own classroom! Special Features: A clear explanation of the big shifts happening in the classroom as a result of the Common Core State Standards Real examples of how exemplary teachers are using engaging strategies and tasks to teach algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, mathematics across the curriculum, and more A detailed analysis of each example to help you understand why it is effective and how you can try it with your own students Practical, ready-to-use tools you can take back to your classroom, including unit plans and classroom handouts
Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy is Professor Emerita of mathematics education at the University of New Orleans. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and a consultant to school districts. Ivan P. Gill is Assistant Professor and Science Education Coordinator at the University of New Orleans, where he has taught elementary and secondary science methods courses.
1. Trends and Issues Leading to The Common Core State Standards 2. EXEMPLARY PRACTICE: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? 3. MICHAEL LEHMAN: GROUP PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS 4. MICHAEL LONERGAN: THE MATHEMATICS OF THE THEATER 5. HENRY KRANENDONK: RAISIN GEOMETRY: EXPLORING THE BALANCE POINT AND ITS APPLICATIONS 6. VIRGINIA HIGHSTONE: EQUATIONS THAT MODEL GROWTH AND DECAY7. CRAIG JENSEN: A DICE GAME FOR ENGAGING TEACHERS IN DISCOURSE 8. BEN PREDDY: INTEGRATING MATHEMATICS WITH LITERACY 9. MURRAY SIEGEL: DISCOVERING THE CENTRAL LIMIT THEOREM WHITECOTTON AND ANGELA GUTHRIE: A LESSON STUDY ON TRIGONOMETRY AND THE HEIGHTS OF LIGHTS 11. CLAUDIA CARTER: HOW A RUMOR SPREADS - AN INTRODUCTION TO LOGISTIC CURVES 13. DON CROSSFIELD: MARCHING FROM ALGEBRA TO TRIGONOMETRY AND BEYOND 14. WHAT'S NEXT?