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Print References

Here are a few print references about teaching mathematics:

Windows on Teaching Math: Cases of Middle and Secondary Classrooms.
Katherine K. Merseth, Ed. (2003)
New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
- This book offers a collection of 11 cases which include a critical examination of many different kinds of teaching approaches and offer insights into the student understanding of mathematics. A Facilitator's Guide is also available.

Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction: A Casebook for Professional Development.
Mary Kay Stein, Margaret Schwan Smith, Marjorie A. Henningsen, and Edward A. Silver. (2000)
New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
- This book offers 6 cases which shed light on how students learn mathematics and how teachers teach mathematics across the grades.

The Open-Ended Approach: A New Proposal for Teaching Mathematics.
Jerry Becker and Shigeru Shimada, Eds. (1997).
Reston, Virginia: NCTM.
-This is a translation of a wonderful Japanese book with essays on problem-creation and lesson-planning with the goal of developing higher order thinking skills.

Exploratory problems in mathematics.
Frederick Stephenson(1992).
Reston Virginia: NCTM.
-Introductory essays on doing mathematics investigations and 60 project ideas with multiple questions and hints for each.

Thinking Mathematically (revised edition).
John Mason with Leone Burton and Kaye Stacey (1985)
Harlow, England: Addison-Wesley.
-This book provides activities and lots of advice about working on problems.

Fostering Algebraic Thinking
Mark Driscoll (1999)
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann
Fostering Algebraic Thinking is designed to help mathematics teachers in grades 6-10 learn to identify, describe, and foster algebraic thinking in their students.

Balanced Assessment Program
Dale Seymour Publications
Supported in part by the National Science Foundation, Balanced Assessment for grades 3-12 features an extensive set of classroom-tested, real-life performance tasks to help you implement today's newly revised NCTM Standards. Typical student responses and guidelines on how to evaluate your own students' work are included.

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