


1. A Glimpse at Mathematics Instruction 





Success in Teaching Mathematics 





2. StandardsBased Teaching 




Why Do We Need Standards for Teaching Mathematics? 





The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards 





State and District Standards for Teaching Mathematics 





The Relationship Between Standards and StandardsBased Mathematics Textbooks 





NCTM Curriculum Focal Points 





Examples of StandardsBased Activities Involving Algebraic Thinking 





3. Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics 





Engaging Learners in the Affective Domain 





Affective Issues Related to Teaching and Learning Mathematics 





Students Engaged in Learning Probability 





4. Engagement Strategies for Special Populations 




The Special Needs Learner 






The English Language Learner 





Example of Engaging Learners in a Mathematics Classroom 







Developing Assessments: The Use of Backward Design 







Grading and Assessment Schemes 





Practical Ways of Assessing Throughout the Instructional Process 





Tailoring Assessments for Special Populations 





DataDriven Instructional Practices 





A Word About Standardized Tests 





6. Putting It All Together 




The Year at a Glance: Designing Your Curriculum 





Making Connections Within Mathematics 





Making Connections Across the Curriculum 





Mathematical Connections Across Grades 





Succeeding at Teaching Mathematics?and Loving It! 








