9780131381384

Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools : A Learner-Centered Approach (with MyEducationLab)

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    9780131381384

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    0131381385

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/5/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

This popular text and it's new integrated online resource, MyEducationLab, promotes a learner-centered approach to teaching elementary and middle school mathematics. These resources provide valuable research-based instructional strategies, resources, and activities to help you learn to evaluate how children think mathematically and how to link that knowledge to developmentally appropriate teaching practices.#xA0; A strong focus on NCTM Standards and developing critical tools to meet the individual needs of students ensures all students and teachers can be successful with math.

Author Biography

About the Lead Author
 
Nadine Bezuk is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. As a former elementary, middle and high school mathematics teacher prior to teaching at the university level, Nadine brings a strong understanding of the needs of teachers to her writing. She is one of the founders of the Professional Development Collaborative, which works with teachers in the San Diego area to develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and science ideas and concpets that can be incorporated into their classrooms, and helped to design the Mathematical Specialist Certificate Program at SDSU. Nadine currently serves as the Executive Director of the Association of Mathematic Teacher Educators (AMTE and is a regular speaker at NCTM conferences.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 Teaching Mathematics: Influences and Directives

Chapter 2 Learning and Teaching Mathematics

Chapter 3 Developing Mathematical Thinking and Problem-Solving Ability

Chapter 4 Assessing Mathematics Understanding

Chapter 5 Developing Number Concepts

Chapter 6 Developing Understanding of Numeration

Chapter 7 Developing Whole-Number Operations:Meaning of Operations

Chapter 8 Developing Whole Number Operations: Mastering the Basic Facts

Chapter 9 Estimation and Computational Procedures for Whole Numbers

Chapter 10 Developing Fraction Concepts

Chapter 11 Developing Fraction Computation

Chapter 12 Developing Decimal Concepts and Computation

Chapter 13 Understanding Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Chapter 14 Developing Geometric Thinking and Spatial Sense

Chapter 15 Developing Measurement Concepts and Skills

Chapter 16 Collecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Data

Chapter 17 Developing Algebraic Thinking

References

Appendix A Children's Literature Resources

Appendix B Guide to Blackline Masters

Perforated Manipulatives

1-3 Fraction Circles

4 Tangram

 

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