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Gerry Rising

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From: Amherst, NY
Registered: 7/26/10
New Book for Beginning Math Teachers
Posted: Jan 21, 2014 8:41 AM
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Ray Patenaude and I have written LETTERS TO A YOUNG MATH TEACHER, an
inexpensive book designed to aid beginning school mathematics teachers
in making the difficult transition from student to teacher, from
adolescent to adult. Although this book is directed to teachers in the
United States, several British teacher educators have suggested that
most of it is appropriate for beginners everywhere.

Based on and drawing examples from our own experiences as beginners as
well as those of many other teachers, this book addresses the problems
associated with entry into the real world of today's schools.

This is not a methods book but rather supplements those texts to address
immediate problems related to such topics as the school environment and
discipline; textbooks and curriculum; classroom and standardized
testing; and interactions with students, colleagues, administrators and
parents. Also included is a listing of useful supplemental and personal

Reviewers of the book have indicated that it serves not only math
teachers but teachers of other subjects and even general readers who are
interested in the real world of today's schools.

LETTERS TO A YOUNG MATH TEACHER is available in soft cover and Kindle
formats from Amazon.com
other outlets. Instructors of teacher training classes may contact me at
insrisg@buffalo.edu and identify their role to obtain a personal review

Gerald Rising

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus

University at Buffalo

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