"Several years ago a group of mathematics teachers develop a list of mathematics concepts and skills they identified as ÂTough Topics to Teach.Â This list was made up of middle and high school mathematics topics that these experienced teachers felt unprepared to teach well and questions that were frequently raised by students that they felt unprepared to answer. One Hundred Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class provides a clear and concise explanation of each topic on that list and much more. It is an invaluable resource for new and experienced teachers and their students as well."
(Beverly Smith Associate Professor of Mathematics Education)
"Everything you always wanted to know about mathematics but were afraid to ask. This is the "tell all" math book you've been waiting for!"
(Linda Curtis-Bey Deputy Cluster Leader)
"Finally there is a book that meets a genuine educational need: providing mathematics teachers with comprehensive responses to student questions. Unfortunately teachers are sometimes unprepared for the myriad of student questions - thereby leaving them frustrated. Here is the solution!"
(Dr. Anton Dobart Director General)
"Fear is not a mathematical term but to most teachers fear of teaching math is. For most of us the idea of math is an exercise in mystery where only egg heads reside and fun never enters the equation. The math teacher who reads this book begins the transformation from terror of teaching to "let's do another one." Curiosity covers a lot of distance between math avoidance and "Wow I didn't know that." Like in most endeavors curiosity is motivation in action and this book is a map connecting many areas which seem unrelated into a cohesive base of operation."
(Frank J. Fanelli Assistant Superintendent) "One Hundred Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class makes a serious attempt to demystify long-standing mathematical concepts especially for adolescents and teenagers. While many concepts will still require further explanation it comes as a relief to know that some of the mysteries will be resolved." (Richard Organisciak Superintendent of Schools)
Alfred S. Posamentier is professor of mathematics education and dean of the School of Education at the City College of the City University of New York. He has authored and co-authored several resource books in mathematics education for Corwin Press.