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High School Math

Contributor: Sharon Strickland, Michigan State University

Tools: Descriptions:
Tool: Analyzing unexpected student comments

This tool is a lay-beside that can be used to identify and analyze unexpected comments that students make during class discussions.

Tool: Managing calculators Yikes! How can you keep track of a class set of calculators, especially if you're a secondary teacher and see between 80-150+ students a day? You can use this tool to devise a plan to keep things as organized as possible.
Tool: Managing class time for homework in mathematics Is dealing with homework eating up your mathematics class time? This tool can help you analyze your time allocations and make better use of homework within your class structure.


Resources: Descriptions:
Conceptualizing mathematical proficiencies This resource identifies five kinds of student competencies in mathematics.
Families and technology: Calculators and software This resource discusses the calculator and software needs of high school math classes. It presents guidelines to help the teacher communicate with parents about technology purchases they may want to make.
Preparing students and parents for the Mathematics SAT and ACT This resource guides teachers on how to prepare students (and their parents) for the mathematics portions of the SAT and ACT tests.
Preparing students for standardized tests This tool is a chart to help high school mathematics teachers prepare their students for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT and other high-stakes tests.
Reflecting on a sample mathematics lesson  This resource poses follow-up questions to stimulate reflection about a sample math lesson presented in this part of the website.
Sample secondary mathematics lesson involving area This resource presents a detailed secondary mathematics lesson for teachers to read and analyze.
Using mathematical misconceptions in discussion This resource presents four situations that might occur in a high school math class, and it asks you to consider how you might use the misconceptions revealed in them to elicit a deeper understanding on the part of the students involved.