Teaching Secondary and Middle School Mathematics combines the latest developments in research, technology, and standards with a vibrant writing style to help teachers prepare for the excitement and challenges of teaching secondary and middle school mathematics.

The book explores the mathematics teaching profession by examining the processes of planning, teaching, and assessing student progress through practical examples and recommendations. Beginning with an examination of what it means to teach and learn mathematics, the reader is led through the essential components of teaching, concluding with an examination of how teachers continue with professional development throughout their careers. Hundreds of citations are used to support the ideas presented in the text, and specific websites and other resources are presented for future study by the reader. Classroom scenarios are presented to engage the reader in thinking through specific challenges that are common in mathematics classrooms.

The sixth edition has been updated and expanded with particular emphasis on the latest technology, resources, and standards. The reader is introduced to the ways that students think and how to best meet their needs through planning that involves attention to differentiation, as well as how to manage a classroom for success.

Features include:

  • The entire text has been reorganized so that assessment takes a more central role in planning and teaching. Unit 3 (of 5) now addresses the use of summative and formative assessments to inform classroom teaching practices.

● A new feature, "Links and Resources," has been added to each of the 13 chapters. While the book includes a substantial listing of citations and resources after the chapters, five strongly recommended and practical resources are spotlighted at the end of each chapter as an easy reference to some of the most important materials on the topic.

● Approximately 150 new citations have either replaced or been added to the text to reflect the latest in research, materials, and resources that support the teaching of mathematics.

● A Quick Reference Guide has been added to the front of the book to assist the reader in identifying the most useful chapter features by topic.

● A significant revision to Chapter 13 now includes discussions of common teaching assessments used for field experiences and licensure, as well as a discussion of practical suggestions for success in methods and student teaching experiences.

● Chapter 9 on the practical use of classroom technology has been revised to reflect the latest tools available to classroom teachers, including apps that can be run on handheld, personal devices.

An updated Instructor’s Manual features a test bank, sample classroom activities, Powerpoint slides, chapter summaries, and learning outcomes for each chapter, and can be accessed by instructors online at www.routledge.com/9780367146511

part Unit 1|90 pages

What Does it Mean to “Do,” “Teach,” and “Learn” Mathematics?

chapter Chapter 1|32 pages

Mathematics as a Process

chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

Principles of Mathematics Education

part Unit 2|84 pages

Mathematics Curriculum and Planning

chapter Chapter 4|45 pages

Standards, Objectives, and Resources

chapter Chapter 5|37 pages

Planning for Instruction

part Unit 3|72 pages

Assessment in Mathematics

chapter Chapter 6|39 pages


Purposes and Strategies

chapter Chapter 7|31 pages


Standards, Homework, and Grading

part Unit 4|136 pages

Mathematics Teaching

chapter Chapter 8|32 pages

Teaching and Learning

Tasks, Learning Environment, and Discourse

chapter Chapter 9|29 pages

Teaching and Learning

Tools and Technology

chapter Chapter 10|30 pages

Teaching Number Sense and Algebra

part Unit 5|60 pages

Meeting Individual Student and Teacher Needs

chapter Chapter 12|33 pages

Managing a Mathematics Classroom

chapter Chapter 13|25 pages

The Teacher of Mathematics in the School Community