Necessary Conditions

Teaching Secondary Math with Academic Safety, Quality Tasks, and Effective Facilitation

Math instruction in high school is often something of a grab bag, with schools jumping from curriculum to curriculum, lacking a guiding vision or continuity between years. No wonder so many students conclude, “I’m not a math person.”

Geoff Krall thinks that’s a problem, and he’s devoted his career to fixing it. Necessary Conditions posits for the first time a coherent approach to secondary math pedagogy. Krall identifies three essential elements that will open the door to math for all of your students: academic safety, quality tasks, and effective facilitation.

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Math instruction in high school is often something of a grab bag, with schools jumping from curriculum to curriculum, lacking a guiding vision or continuity between years. No wonder so many students conclude, “I’m not a math person.”

Geoff Krall thinks that’s a problem, and he’s devoted his career to fixing it. Necessary Conditions posits for the first time a coherent approach to secondary math pedagogy. Krall identifies three essential elements that will open the door to math...read more

About the Author(s)

Geoff Krall is a math coach for the New Tech Network, supporting teachers and administrators. He taught high school math in Texas, the last few years of which were under the New Tech model, which emphasizes inquiry, collaboration, communication, and real-world connections.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface: I Keep My Math Everywhere
CHAPTER 1: Introduction - Welcome to Math Class
ACADEMIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 2: Math and the Mathematician
CHAPTER 3: Math and Academic Safety
QUALITY TASKS
CHAPTER 4: Defining Quality Tasks
CHAPTER 5: Task Models and Designing, Finding, and Adapting Tasks
EFFECTIVE FACILITATION
CHAPTER 6: Norms, Structures and Routines
CHAPTER 7: Facilitation Within a Task
PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER
CHAPTER 8: Planning the Lesson
CHAPTER 9: Problem Solving and Pedagogy
CHAPTER 10: Assessment
CHAPTER 11: The Physical Environment
ZOOMING OUT
CHAPTER 12: Structuring the Year
CHAPTER 13: Aligning the System, Crafting the Story
APPENDICES
TASK LIBRARY
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 368 pp/paper
Available: 09/23/2018
Item No: 1145
ISBN: 978-1-62531-145-0
Hashtag: #NecessaryConditions

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