Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

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Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, Third Edition offers an inquiry-based approach to this course, which helps students reach a deeper understanding of mathematics.Sybilla Beckmann, known for her contributions in math education, writes a text that encourages future teachers to find answers through exploration and group work. Fully integrated activities are found in her accompanying Activities Manual, which comes with every new copy of the text. As a result, students engage, explore, discuss, and ultimately reach a true understanding of mathematics.  The newActive Teachers, Active Learners DVD helps instructors enrich their classroom by expanding their knowledge of teaching using an inquiry-based approach. The DVD shows Beckmann and her students discovering various concepts, along with voiceover commentary from Beckmann. This DVD is the ideal resource for instructors who are teaching with an inquiry-based approach for the first time, and for instructors who seek new ideas to integrate into their course.< /P> The table of contents is organized by operation rather than number type to foster a more unified understanding of the math concepts. Throughout the text, students learn why the math works, rather than just the mechanics of how it works. In this new edition the contents have been updated and rearranged for a more natural more

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  • Hardback | 736 pages
  • 220.98 x 276.86 x 30.48mm | 1,837.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • United States ed of 3rd revised ed
  • 0321646940
  • 9780321646941

Table of contents

1. Numbers and the Decimal System2. Fractions3. Addition and Subtraction4. Multiplication5. Multiplication of Fractions, Decimals, and Negative Numbers6. Division7. Combining Multiplication and Division: Proportional Reasoning8. Number Theory9. Algebra10. Geometry11. Measurement12. Area of Shapes13. Solid Shapes and Their Volume and Surface Area14. Geometry of Motion and Change15. Statistics16. Probability show more

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Sybilla Beckmann earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Brown University and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught and did research in mathematics at Yale University for two years. Since then, she has been at the University of Georgia. When she had children, she became very interested in helping prospective teachers understand and appreciate the mathematics they will teach. This interest led to her book. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, weaving, attending classical music concerts, and traveling with her more

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