Teaching Essential Mathematics, Grades K-8 provides an overview of the most essential concepts students must acquire in depth as they move through school. Written by a national consultant in mathematics instruction and assessment, this book puts expertise in teachers' hands with friendly text and clear examples of how to teach in ways that will lay a foundation of mathematics success for students. The author supplies background information for teaching in each key area of mathematics, including how each concept looks at upper and lower grades. This resource also offers educators supplementary lessons to strengthen their skills in the critical areas of mathematics instruction, no matter what primary resources they are using for instruction.
Dr. Timothy J. McNamara is a private mathematics consultant specializing in K-12 systemic improvement efforts for schools and school districts nationwide. Tim has served as both a math teacher and curriculum supervisor in western New York since 1975. He has taught students from grade seven through fourteen, at all levels of ability from remedial to gifted, and in both public and private-school settings. He has also written articles for numerous math teacher journals, and was founder and faculty editor for the Nichols School of Buffalo student mathematics publication, The Nth Degree. Tim is a contributing member of a variety of professional organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and has facilitated countless conference workshops around the country, including numerous presentations at NCTM national conferences. In 1993, Tim was honored as the New York State recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Teaching.