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Developing Deep Knowledge in Middle School Mathematics

A Textbook for Teaching in the Age of Technology

Authors: Abramovich, Sergei, Connell, Michael L.

  • Introduces new approaches to teaching mathematics, stressing common sense and applications
  • Furthers conceptual and procedural knowledge of middle school mathematics
  • Proposes intuition and insight as the major means of conceptual development
  • Introduces posing and answering questions as a trigger for creativity in the classroom 
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About this Textbook

This textbook is for prospective teachers of middle school mathematics.  It reflects on the authors’ experience in offering various mathematics education courses to prospective teachers in the US and Canada. In particular, the content can support one or more of 24-semester-hour courses recommended by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (2012) for the mathematical preparation of middle school teachers. The textbook integrates grade-appropriate content on all major topics in the middle school mathematics curriculum with international recommendations for teaching the content, making it relevant for a global readership.

The textbook emphasizes the inherent connections between mathematics and real life, since many mathematical concepts and procedures stem from common sense, something that schoolchildren intuitively possess. This focus on teaching formal mathematics with reference to real life and common sense is essential to its pedagogical approach.

In addition, the textbook stresses the importance of being able to use technology as an exploratory tool, and being familiar with its strengths and weaknesses. In keeping with this emphasis on the use of technology, both physical (manipulatives) and digital (commonly available educational software), it also explores e.g. the use of computer graphing software for digital fabrication. In closing, the textbook addresses the issue of creativity as a crucial aspect of education in the digital age in general, and in mathematics education in particular.

About the authors

Sergei Abramovich, Ph.D. is Professor at the State University of New York School of Education and Professional Studies. He is author/co-author/editor of nine books and 220 articles on mathematics education, differential equations, and control theory. His service to educational community includes two founding editor-in-chief appointments (Open Mathematical Education Notes, Advances in Educational Research and Evaluation) and membership on editorial boards of another six professional journals.

Michael L. Connell, Ph.D., is Professor of Mathematics Education at University of Houston-Downtown.  Dr. Connell has over 35 years of mathematics education experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels working with students in field based teacher certification programs.  His research interests lie at the intersection between educational technology, learning theory, and mathematics education.  He has written, presented and published extensively in these areas.

 


Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: June 27, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-68564-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: May 30, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-68563-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Deep Knowledge in Middle School Mathematics
Book Subtitle
A Textbook for Teaching in the Age of Technology
Authors
Series Title
Springer Texts in Education
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68564-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68564-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-68563-8
Series ISSN
2366-7672
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 639
Number of Illustrations
151 b/w illustrations, 118 illustrations in colour
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