Posamentier, Alfred S.
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Works:  125 works in 490 publications in 3 languages and 20,127 library holdings 

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Classifications:  QA11, 510.712 
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Most widely held works by
Alfred S Posamentier
Math wonders to inspire teachers and students by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides instructional ideas for math teachers along with problems focusing on arithmetic, algebra, and geometry
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides instructional ideas for math teachers along with problems focusing on arithmetic, algebra, and geometry
Exemplary practices for secondary math teachers by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every year new secondary mathematics teachers take up positions in middle and high schools. The luckiest novices receive assistance from a coach or mentor: a master mathematics teacher who makes constructive comments, models effective approaches, and illuminates other practical aspects of teaching secondary math. But many new teachers don't have this advantage and must further their development on their own. If you are one of these teachers, this is the book you need. In these pages, veteran mathematics educators Alfred S. Posamentier, Daniel Jaye, and Stephen Krulik present a treasure chest of ideas to guide new secondary math teachers through the challenging first few months and also provide more experienced teachers with interesting alternatives to familiar methods. The topics covered include: The most effective instructional practices; The best uses of the textbook; Designing successful lessons; Creating homework that promotes learning; Incorporating challenge; Teaching reasoning and problem solving; Strategies for assessment and grading; Specific innovative ideas for teaching key concepts; Options for extracurricular activities; Longterm professional enrichment and growth. It's during the first few years of a teacher's experience that he or she develops the habits, methods, procedures, and techniques that tend to define a career. Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers provides both a foundation for excellence and a touchstone for years to come.  Publisher
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every year new secondary mathematics teachers take up positions in middle and high schools. The luckiest novices receive assistance from a coach or mentor: a master mathematics teacher who makes constructive comments, models effective approaches, and illuminates other practical aspects of teaching secondary math. But many new teachers don't have this advantage and must further their development on their own. If you are one of these teachers, this is the book you need. In these pages, veteran mathematics educators Alfred S. Posamentier, Daniel Jaye, and Stephen Krulik present a treasure chest of ideas to guide new secondary math teachers through the challenging first few months and also provide more experienced teachers with interesting alternatives to familiar methods. The topics covered include: The most effective instructional practices; The best uses of the textbook; Designing successful lessons; Creating homework that promotes learning; Incorporating challenge; Teaching reasoning and problem solving; Strategies for assessment and grading; Specific innovative ideas for teaching key concepts; Options for extracurricular activities; Longterm professional enrichment and growth. It's during the first few years of a teacher's experience that he or she develops the habits, methods, procedures, and techniques that tend to define a career. Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers provides both a foundation for excellence and a touchstone for years to come.  Publisher
Problem solving in mathematics, grades 36 : powerful strategies to deepen understanding by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With sample problems and solutions, this book demonstrates how teachers can incorporate nine problem solving strategies into any mathematics curriculum to help students succeed
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With sample problems and solutions, this book demonstrates how teachers can incorporate nine problem solving strategies into any mathematics curriculum to help students succeed
The fabulous Fibonacci numbers by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the complexity and wideranging applications of the Fibonacci sequence, which appears in nature, art, economics, and the "golden ratio," which is derived from this simple pattern of numbers
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the complexity and wideranging applications of the Fibonacci sequence, which appears in nature, art, economics, and the "golden ratio," which is derived from this simple pattern of numbers
Teaching secondary school mathematics : techniques and enrichment units by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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15 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What successful math teachers do, grades 612 : 79 researchbased strategies for the standardsbased classroom by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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13 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What works in math and why has never been the issue; the research is all out there. Where teachers struggle is the "how"Something the research rarely manages to tackle. That's the big service What Successful Math Teachers Do provides. It's a powerful portal to what the best research looks like in practice, strategy by strategyaligned in this new edition to both the Common Core and the NCTM Standards. How exactly does What Successful Math Teachers Do work? It couldn't be easier to navigate. The book's eleven chapters organize clusters of strategies around a single aspect of a typical instructional program. For each of the 75 strategies, the authors present: A brief description of that strategy A summary of supporting research The NCTM and Common Core Standards it meetsand how Classroom applications, with examples Precautions and possible pitfalls Primary sources for further reading and research
13 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What works in math and why has never been the issue; the research is all out there. Where teachers struggle is the "how"Something the research rarely manages to tackle. That's the big service What Successful Math Teachers Do provides. It's a powerful portal to what the best research looks like in practice, strategy by strategyaligned in this new edition to both the Common Core and the NCTM Standards. How exactly does What Successful Math Teachers Do work? It couldn't be easier to navigate. The book's eleven chapters organize clusters of strategies around a single aspect of a typical instructional program. For each of the 75 strategies, the authors present: A brief description of that strategy A summary of supporting research The NCTM and Common Core Standards it meetsand how Classroom applications, with examples Precautions and possible pitfalls Primary sources for further reading and research
[Pi] : a biography of the world's most mysterious number by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors review Pi's history from prebiblical times to the twentyfirst century and the many amusing and often mindboggling attempts to estimate its precise value
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors review Pi's history from prebiblical times to the twentyfirst century and the many amusing and often mindboggling attempts to estimate its precise value
Math charmers : tantalizing tidbits for the mind by
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6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to mathematics cover such topics as number patterns, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and mathematical paradoxes
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to mathematics cover such topics as number patterns, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and mathematical paradoxes
The secrets of triangles : a mathematical journey by
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9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common threesided figure holds many intriguing secrets. For example, if a circle is inscribed in any random triangle and then three lines are drawn from the three points of tangency to the opposite vertices of the triangle, these lines will always meet at a common pointno matter what the shape of the triangle. This and many more interesting geometrical properties are revealed in this entertaining and illuminating book about geometry
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common threesided figure holds many intriguing secrets. For example, if a circle is inscribed in any random triangle and then three lines are drawn from the three points of tangency to the opposite vertices of the triangle, these lines will always meet at a common pointno matter what the shape of the triangle. This and many more interesting geometrical properties are revealed in this entertaining and illuminating book about geometry
The Pythagorean theorem : the story of its power and beauty by
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8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Posamentier's lucid presentation and gift for conveying the significance of this key equation to those with little math background will inform, entertain, and inspire the reader, once again demonstrating the power and beauty of mathematics
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Posamentier's lucid presentation and gift for conveying the significance of this key equation to those with little math background will inform, entertain, and inspire the reader, once again demonstrating the power and beauty of mathematics
Magnificent mistakes in mathematics by
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8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Requiring no more than highschoollevel math competency, this playful excursion through the nuances of math will give you a better grasp of this fundamental, allimportant science"
8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Requiring no more than highschoollevel math competency, this playful excursion through the nuances of math will give you a better grasp of this fundamental, allimportant science"
Tips for the mathematics teacher : researchbased strategies to help students learn by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers research findings on a variety of strategies which will help students achieve a higher level of understanding of mathematics concepts
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers research findings on a variety of strategies which will help students achieve a higher level of understanding of mathematics concepts
The glorious golden ratio by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For centuries, mathematicians, scientists, artists and architects have been fascinated by a ratio that is ubiquitous in nature and commonly found across many cultures. From the ratio of certain proportions of the human body and the helical structure of DNA, to the design of Greek temples and modern masterpieces, the Golden Ratio is a key pattern that has wideranging and perhaps endless applications. What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this fascinating and engaging tour of one of mathematics most interesting phenomena. Requiring no more than an elementary understanding of maths, this volume will give readers a new appreciation of the indispensible qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics"Amazon.com
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For centuries, mathematicians, scientists, artists and architects have been fascinated by a ratio that is ubiquitous in nature and commonly found across many cultures. From the ratio of certain proportions of the human body and the helical structure of DNA, to the design of Greek temples and modern masterpieces, the Golden Ratio is a key pattern that has wideranging and perhaps endless applications. What exactly is the Golden Ratio? How was it discovered? Where is it found? These questions and more are thoroughly explained in this fascinating and engaging tour of one of mathematics most interesting phenomena. Requiring no more than an elementary understanding of maths, this volume will give readers a new appreciation of the indispensible qualities and inherent beauty of mathematics"Amazon.com
Numbers : their tales, types, and treasures by
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3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It's time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbersand more. How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers exist if we Homo sapiens weren't around to discover them? What's so special about weird numbers like pi and the Fibonacci sequence? What about rational, irrational, real, and imaginary numbers? Why do we need them? Two veteran math educators explain it all in ways even the most math phobic will find appealing and understandable. You'll never look at those squiggles on your calculator the same again."
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Did you grow up thinking math is boring? It's time to reconsider. This book will teach you everything you ever wondered about numbersand more. How and why did human beings first start using numbers at the dawn of history? Would numbers exist if we Homo sapiens weren't around to discover them? What's so special about weird numbers like pi and the Fibonacci sequence? What about rational, irrational, real, and imaginary numbers? Why do we need them? Two veteran math educators explain it all in ways even the most math phobic will find appealing and understandable. You'll never look at those squiggles on your calculator the same again."
Problemsolving strategies for efficient and elegant solutions : a resource for the mathematics teacher by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The text demonstrates ten of the most common problemsolving strategies, and stresses that teachers should present them as useful tools for everyday life
9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The text demonstrates ten of the most common problemsolving strategies, and stresses that teachers should present them as useful tools for everyday life
Mathematical amazements and surprises : fascinating figures and noteworthy numbers by
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4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book will take you through a plethora of amazing and surprising examples of mathematical phenomena, each of which will contribute to your accepting our premise that there is real beautyboth visual and intellectualin mathematics to be savored
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book will take you through a plethora of amazing and surprising examples of mathematical phenomena, each of which will contribute to your accepting our premise that there is real beautyboth visual and intellectualin mathematics to be savored
100 commonly asked questions in math class : answers that promote mathematical understanding, grades 612 by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 ways to get students hooked on math!That one question got you stumped? Or maybe you have the answer, but it's not all that compelling. Al Posamentier and his coauthors to the rescue with this handy reference containing fun answers to students'100 most frequently asked math questions. Even if you already have the answers, Al's explanations are certain to keep kids hooked. The big benefits? You'll discover highinterest ways to Teach to the Common Core's math content standards Promote inquiry and process in mathematical thinking Build procedural skills and conceptual understand
8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 ways to get students hooked on math!That one question got you stumped? Or maybe you have the answer, but it's not all that compelling. Al Posamentier and his coauthors to the rescue with this handy reference containing fun answers to students'100 most frequently asked math questions. Even if you already have the answers, Al's explanations are certain to keep kids hooked. The big benefits? You'll discover highinterest ways to Teach to the Common Core's math content standards Promote inquiry and process in mathematical thinking Build procedural skills and conceptual understand
Teaching secondary mathematics : techniques and enrichment units by
Alfred S Posamentier(
Book
)
10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The revision of this book introduces the 2000 NCTM Principles and Standards and explains their use for teaching secondary school mathematics instruction. Unlike other books, it utilizes 125 enrichment units to provide the staples in preparing to teach mathematics. The authors provide stepbystep techniques on preparing lessons and tests, motivating students, designing assignments, and organizing the classroom. This valuable book also provides practical teaching methods for immediate use along with answers to typical questions readers have about teaching math. Chapter topics include the mathematics teacher today, longrange and short range planning, teaching more effective lessons, the role of problem solving in the mathematics classroom, using technology to enhance mathematics instruction, authentic assessment and grading strategies, enriching mathematics instruction, and extracurricular activities in mathematics. For mathematics teachers in secondary schools
10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The revision of this book introduces the 2000 NCTM Principles and Standards and explains their use for teaching secondary school mathematics instruction. Unlike other books, it utilizes 125 enrichment units to provide the staples in preparing to teach mathematics. The authors provide stepbystep techniques on preparing lessons and tests, motivating students, designing assignments, and organizing the classroom. This valuable book also provides practical teaching methods for immediate use along with answers to typical questions readers have about teaching math. Chapter topics include the mathematics teacher today, longrange and short range planning, teaching more effective lessons, the role of problem solving in the mathematics classroom, using technology to enhance mathematics instruction, authentic assessment and grading strategies, enriching mathematics instruction, and extracurricular activities in mathematics. For mathematics teachers in secondary schools
101 great ideas for introducing key concepts in mathematics : a resource for secondary school teachers by
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6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers teachers tools and ideas for introducing concepts and topics common to all secondary mathematic subjects including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers teachers tools and ideas for introducing concepts and topics common to all secondary mathematic subjects including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
Challenging problems in geometry by
Alfred S Posamentier(
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21 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designed for high school students and teachers with an interest in mathematical problemsolving, this volume offers a wealth of nonroutine problems in geometry that stimulate students to explore unfamiliar or littleknown aspects of mathematics. Included are nearly 200 problems dealing with congruence and parallelism, the Pythagorean theorem, circles, area relationships, Ptolemy and the cyclic quadrilateral, collinearity and concurrency, and many other subjects. Within each topic, the problems are arranged in approximate order of difficulty. Detailed solutions (as well as hints) are provided for all problems, and specific answers for most. Invaluable as a supplement to a basic geometry textbook, this volume offers both further explorations on specific topics and practice in developing problemsolving techniques
21 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designed for high school students and teachers with an interest in mathematical problemsolving, this volume offers a wealth of nonroutine problems in geometry that stimulate students to explore unfamiliar or littleknown aspects of mathematics. Included are nearly 200 problems dealing with congruence and parallelism, the Pythagorean theorem, circles, area relationships, Ptolemy and the cyclic quadrilateral, collinearity and concurrency, and many other subjects. Within each topic, the problems are arranged in approximate order of difficulty. Detailed solutions (as well as hints) are provided for all problems, and specific answers for most. Invaluable as a supplement to a basic geometry textbook, this volume offers both further explorations on specific topics and practice in developing problemsolving techniques
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