Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools

Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools

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This K-8, math methods text stresses learner centered meaningful understanding of math concepts before rushing to symbol manipulation. The authors limit historical and theoretical discussions to present clear and succinct practical ideas, strategies, and activities for teaching. Pedagogical links include applied references to the NCTM standards, video presentations of practicing classroom teachers, and an interactive companion website. The text is a manageable length; concise but thorough, presenting key ideas through sample problems and the activity models. NCTM 2000 sampler automatically shrinkwrapped to text beginning in July 2000.show more

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  • Paperback | 417 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 17.78mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130116815
  • 9780130116819

Table of contents

1. Teaching Mathematics: Influences and Directions. 2. Learning and Teaching Mathematics. 3. Developing Mathematical Thinking and Problem-Solving Ability. 4. Assessing Mathematics Understanding. 5. Developing Number Concepts. 6. Developing Understanding of Numeration. 7. Developing Whole Number Operations: Meaning of Operations. 8. Developing Whole Number Operations: Mastering the Basic Facts. 9. Estimation and Computational Procedures for Whole Numbers. 10. Developing Fraction Concepts. 11. Developing Fraction Computation. 12. Developing Decimal Concepts and Computation. 13. Understanding Ratio, Proportion, and Percent. 14. Developing Geometric Thinking and Spatial Sense. 15. Developing Measurement Concept and Skills. 16. Collecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Data. 17. Developing Integers and Algebraic Thinking.show more