9780807742785

Windows on Teaching Math: Cases of Middle and Secondary Classrooms

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807742785

  • ISBN10:

    0807742783

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

Drawing from her extensive experience of using cases in teacher education and in-service courses, Katherine Merseth offers this practical, hands-on guide to improving the teaching of mathematics. This book, the first to focus on the secondary school classroom (grades 7-12), provides a collection of cases that blend important mathematics content with the real complexities of school and classroom life.

Author Biography

Katherine K. Merseth is the Director of Teacher Education and Senior Lecturer at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Carne Barnett Clarke
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Making the Case for Cases xiv
What Are Cases and Case Methods? xvii
Theoretical Framework for the Development of the Cases xviii
A Guide to Case Discussion Participants xxii
References xxii
PART I: PRE-ALGEBRA AND BEGINNING ALGEBRA
Lost in Translation
3(6)
The Marble Line
9(10)
PART II: GEOMETRY
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
19(6)
Slippery Cylinders
25(12)
PART III: INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
Seeing Is Believing
37(5)
What Is Pi, Anyway?
42(5)
PART IV: PRE-CALCULUS AND CALCULUS
Ships in the Fog
47(9)
Pushing the Limit
56(6)
The More Things Change
62(7)
PART V: PROBABILITY
Chances Are
69(4)
It's Time for a Tail
73(6)
Appendix: How the Cases Were Created
79(2)
Casewriters
79(1)
Organization of the Writing
79(1)
Piloting
80(1)
Prepublication and Final Versions
80(1)
Index 81(4)
About the Editor 85

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