**Book Title:** Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents (Contexts for Effective Student Learning)

**Publisher:** Solution Tree

**ISBN:** 1936763680

**Author:** Timothy D. Kanold

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**Description:** Copublished with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this book focuses on individuals involved in K-12 mathematics education who seek to help children achieve success. The authors tackle popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education and draw on peer-reviewed research about instruction that can significantly improve students' conceptual understanding.

**Benefits:**

- Explore reasons why expectations for mathematics teaching and learning must be raised.

- Study the history of the progression, changes, and disputes in K-12 mathematics education.

- Discover insights about mathematics education in an era of mathematics reform.

- Define mathematical literacy and what elements are part of effective mathematics instruction.

- Learn the steps that must be taken to support the teaching and learning of mathematics, so all students can be college and career ready.

**Contents:**Introduction

1. Why Mathematics Education Needs to Improve

2. A Brief History of Mathematics Education: Lessons to Learn

3. The Common Core Mathematics Debate

4. The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction

5. How to Help Your Child Learn Mathematics

Epilogue: Conclusion and Action Steps for Educators and Parents

Appendix: Additional Resources for Parents

**Categories: ** Math Teaching Materials, Educational Certification and Development, Mathematics Study and Teaching