"Math Essentials, High School Level" gives high school math teachers the tools they need to help prepare all types of students (including gifted and learning disabled) for standards-based mathematics testing. This dynamic book covers thirty key objectives found in a typical secondary mathematics curriculum, including algebraic thinking; graphs, statistics and probability; linear and quadratic functions and their properties; and geometry and measurement with applications. Each objective contains three lessons: manipulative, pictorial, and independent practice. Lessons include worksheets or patterns and answer keys, and each section ends with a practice test and answer key.
Frances McBroom Thompson, Ed.D., is professor of mathematics at Texas Woman's University. She has taught mathematics in junior and senior high schools and served as a K-12 mathematics specialist, and she is now an educational consultant for grades K-12. Dr. Thompson received her doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Georgia, and she is the author of numerous books including Hands-On Math!, Hands-On Algebra!, and Math Essentials, Middle School Level (all published by Jossey-Bass).