This excellent book goes a long way to showing how mathematics should be taught. It should be essential reading for all future teachers, regardless of subject specialization.
Keith Devlin, Stanford University
This is rich fare for middle and high school teachers. Teaching for Depth not only demonstrates the mutuality of math and the humanities but also shows us—teachers and learners alike—how to achieve it.
Sheila Tobias author of Overcoming Math Anxiety
These teacher/writers share a deep respect, not only for mathematics and the humanities, but also for their students' capacity to embrace the complexity and mystery of each and make sense of it. They clearly want their students to discover the one heart that gives life to both disciplines.
Steve Seidel, Director, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education
In this book, a team of teachers and staff developers tell of the remarkable transformations of their practice as they read and write in math classrooms, introduce mathematical history and ideas into their social studies and English classrooms, design interdisciplinary projects, and assess students' learning more thoroughly. The book also offers models of literature and curriculum planning to help teachers develop their own programs. It is an inspiring and practical contribution in the current standards-based reform effort to make students' experience of middle and high school more relevant, meaningful, and productive.
I. Humanities in the Math Classroom
1. Laying the Foundation, V. Cerussi
2. The Probability of Poetry, M. Szenher & D. Worsley
3. "I Would Have Laughed," T. Vu
4. Every Class Is an English Class, I. Hauser
5. The Human Face of Mathematics, S. Picker & J. Berry
II. Interdisciplinary Project Design
6. Life at Imaginary High, D. Hardy
7. Math and the Westward Expansion, P. Dubno, Jr.
III. Math in the Humanities Classroom
8. A Mathematical Correspondence Between Humanists, K. Rothman & D. Worsley
9. The Math of Art, A. Kline
10. Scaling in Humanities, A. Samson
11. Encouraging Chaos, E. Fox
IV. The Math of Engagement
12. Getting Smarter, M. Wayne
13. The Mathematician's Apprentice, M. Szenher
14. From Windex to Wildstrom, S. Gross
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