University Press of America
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978-0-7618-5317-6 • Paperback • October 2010 • $34.99 • (£27.00)
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Glendolyn Duhon-Jeanlouis is a faculty member at Walden University and also serves as a mathematics teacher at Aldine Independent School (Texas). Duhon-Jeanlouis' current research focus is early childhood education.
Alice Duhon-McCallum serves as program director of the MSED Teacher Leadership in the Richard W. Riley College of Education at Walden University. Her current research focus is multi-cultural education and counseling with special interest in school violence, family in poverty, and conflict resolution.
Ashraf Esmail is an assistant professor in criminal justice at Southern University in New Orleans. His research interests include urban/multicultural/peace education, family, cultural diversity, political sociology, criminology, social problems, and deviance.
Chapter 1 Series Foreword by Dr. Abul Pitre
Chapter 2 Foreword by Dr. Press Robinson
Chapter 3 Preface by Dr. Glen Duhon-Jeanlouis
Chapter 4 Acknowledgments
Chapter 5 Chapter One - Making Mathematics Fun in the Classroom
Chapter 6 Chapter Two - Preparing Students for Learning
Chapter 7 Chapter Three - Factors Influencing Student Attitudes, Behaviors, and Learning Outcomes in the Statistics Course
Chapter 8 Chapter Four - Multicultural Education Math Strategies for Today's Diverse Classrooms
Chapter 9 Chapter Five - After-Work Hours Challenges of American Parents to Assist Their Children with Math Homework and Other Subject Matters
Chapter 10 Index
Chapter 11 Editors
Chapter 12 Contributors
…beneficial to teachers and parents, helping them to understand the importance of mathematics to a student's academic success. Chapters focus on how to make mathematics fun, the challenges that parents face in assisting their children in mathematics at home, factors influencing student attitudes, behavior and learning outcomes in mathematics, and multicultural education mathematics strategies. This information will serve as a resource guide to teachers and parents who are concerned about effective strategies to best stimulate the thinking and motivate the interest of students in mathematics in urban schools. This book will improve the quality of teaching and learning of urban students in mathematics at a national level.
— Mary Mundel Addison, Ed.D., administrator in Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas