Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools : A Learner-Centered Approach

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/4/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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. New coverage of assessment througout each chapter provide readers with critical tools for assessing their studentsrs" understanding on an ongoing basis. 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. Finally, the MyEducationLab online resource that can be purchased with this text offers readers the unique opportunity to view video footage of classroom activities and student interviews offer insight into childrenrs"s problem solving and reasoning skills.

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


Appendix A Children's Literature Resources

Appendix B Guide to Blackline Masters

Perforated Manipulatives

1-3 Fraction Circles

4 Tangram


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