Resources for Preparing Middle School Mathematics Teachers edited by Cheryl Beaver, Laurie Burton, Maria Fung, and Klay Kruczek as part of MAA Reviews.
Playing a role in the preparation of middle school mathematics teachers is fun and challenging. It can often be difficult, however, to find course materials aimed at this particular group of teachers. Resources for Preparing Middle School Mathematics Teachers is a treasure trove of ideas and materials designed to support educators preparing these instructors.
The first half of the book contains descriptions of programs preparing pre-service teachers and another section about programs for in-service teachers. These articles contain many details, including program requirements, course descriptions, bibliographies, comparisons to other programs, challenges in running the programs, and reflections on what has been accomplished and where these programs are heading. The descriptions often give the context of the programs, so that one has an idea not only of the characteristics of the people being served by them, but also of the size and resources of the departments providing the programs.
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