9780131679542

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131679542

  • ISBN10:

    0131679546

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

The first methods textbook to show readers how NCTM Principles and Standards drive mathematics instruction is now the first to take you right into the math classroom to examine childrenrs"s reasoning and see its implications for teaching. This thoroughly revised edition illustrates how to create alearner-centered classroomthat allows the reader to nurture a childrs"s ability to communicate mathematical thinking and link that knowledge to developmentally appropriate teaching practices. A strong focus on NCTM Standards, developing tools for teaching, and its manageable length ensures readers will use this book as a reference well into their first years of teaching. Shrinkwrapped with every copy of the text, this a unique new CD-ROM which provides classroom footage and interviews of individual children thinking through math problems in Grades 1-6.

Table of Contents

Teaching Mathematics: Influences and Directives
Learning and Teaching Mathematics
Developing Mathematical Thinking and Problem-Solving Ability
Assessing Mathematics Understanding
Developing Number Concepts
Developing Understanding of Numeration
Developing Whole-Number Operations:Meaning of Operations
Developing Whole Number Operations: Mastering the Basic Facts
Estimation and Computational Procedures for Whole Numbers
Developing Fraction Concepts
Developing Fraction Computation
Developing Decimal Concepts and Computation
Understanding Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Developing Geometric Thinking and Spatial Sense
Developing Measurement Concepts and Skills
Collecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Data
Developing Algebraic Thinking
References
Children's Literature Resources
Guide to Blackline Masters
Perforated Manipulatives
1-3 Fraction Circles
4 Tangram
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