We’ve been using books for two reasons: entertainment and education. Countless books come in and out of our lives, and every time they will leave knowledge that will be forever engraved in our minds. Even when you’re a teacher, books can impact your teaching practice; therefore, making you an effective educator. They give you food for thought, inspiration, challenge, and new ideas, reflecting your teaching profession. If you’re a math teacher, people would not think you need a book to grow your practice. That is where they are wrong; good math books will be your resources and key to new methods for teaching concepts. They are great resources for classroom instruction. Below are the books you need in your math book collection.
Reach Them All by Chris Skierski
Math is not an easy subject for most students. Some are terrified by how challenging and confusing math problems can be. Thus, students will cower away from the subject, leading to them not reaching their fullest potential in math. As a math teacher, you must reach all your students to make math a subject that students will love. Chris Skierski published Reach Them All for that exact reason. Through this book, you’ll be able to reach the lowest student in your class and help him improve, targeting his needs. Meanwhile, allowing other students to accelerate and master the concept without retaining anyone in the class. This will then result in every student reaching their greatest potential in mathematics.
Frustrations with Math by Jerry Ortner
Frustrations with Math by Ortner is his latest work that features the easiest methods to solve math problems, specifically middle school math. This may be a workbook for students, but a perfect book to teach educators on making simple math problems for students to appreciate the subject more. Ortner is a teacher himself, and upon reading his book, you’ll see how the problems found in the book help instill the idea that math is not a subject to be feared. Instead, it can be fun and enjoyable to solve everyday problems that are part of our lives. Frustrations with Math include factoring binomials and polynomials, solving quadratic equations, work, and other story-type problems on distance, rate, and time.
Teaching Math with Google Apps by Alice Keeler and Diana Herrington
The sudden rise of digital use is extremely high today due to the pandemic. Schools are taking on alternative online learning. Students will not bother solving problems themselves; instead, they dive into the internet to find the answers effortlessly. Hence, The authors published Teaching Math with Google Apps to help you bring technology into the classroom. They believe that since students are tech-savvy, teachers must also adapt to this new approach. The book will provide fifty ways to use technology in math classes to help students develop critical-thinking skills and apply math to real life.
Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom by Cathery Yeh et.al.
Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom illustrates the essential elements of math teaching and learning. This will provide you with concrete, practical strategies, and tools necessary for teaching math. You’ll be able to grasp the idea of each component of classroom physical space, math discourse, tasks, and assessments. The authors ensured that the techniques and examples presented in the book are proven effective. Reimagining the Mathematics Classroom will further develop your math instruction into something solid and engrossing. This is a valuable addition to your math collection.
Theories of Mathematical Learning by Leslie P. Steffe and Pearla Nesher
Steffe and Nesher’s Theories of Mathematical Learning engage teachers in exploring new teaching methods for students. The book brings together multiple perspectives on mathematical thinking. This volume will present you with elaborations on principles reflecting the progress made in math over the last 20 years. The Theories of Mathematical Learning prove why chemists would not get far on their research without the mathematical models, as this will explain the mechanisms of their elements of experience. This will provide an educational look at the importance of researchers, educators, and the methods of improving math learning throughout the years all over the world.