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The Principal's Guide to Raising Math Achievement

The Principal's Guide to Raising Math Achievement

July 2000 | 144 pages | Corwin
This is a practical, quick-read resource to help principals gain the tools they need to lead their schools to mathematics excellence. Readers will learn how students in the United States compare with their international counterparts in math achievement, read about what the experts recommned be done to increase our lagging achievement, gain an understanding of the current debate regarding how mathematics should be taught, discover what important components need to be in place in their schools, and find out what current research is telling us about the best ways to teach mathematics.

Mathematics Achievement
Where Do We Stand?

The Math Wars
Drill versus Discovery

Research-Based Decision-Making
The Alternative Variables
The Essentials of Mathematics Achievement
The Practicalities of Raising Mathematics Achievement
Thirty-Plus Things You Can Do to Raise Mathematics Achievement

All stakeholders interested in improving their school’s math education program should be encouraged to read this book.

NASSP Bulletin

"McEwan packs much information into this book, easily read by principals and others with or without a mathematics background. She had four goals in mind while writing, and she definitely achieved her goals:

  1. To convince principals of the power they and their faculty have to make numeracy a reality for all students.
  2. To introduce the reader to the current controversies in mathematics instruction.
  3. To present recent research in mathematics instruction so that school staffs can make informed decisions.

To share her suggestions for changes to improve instruction and to make a difference in student numeracy." 

NASSP Bulletin

The Principal's Guide to Raising Mathematics Achievement is an unusual combination of worthwhile bedtime reading and source book of hard reference information. The reader will have exact references to the research papers and other expository materials which underlie the excellent advice the book gives to school principals, math supervisors, and even teachers.

Ralph Raimi

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