Math for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach with Manipulative Kit Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/30/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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This book is designed for a mathematics for elementary school teachers course where instructors choose to focus on and/or take an activities approach to learning. It provides inductive activities for prospective elementary school teachers and incorporates the use of physical models, manipulatives, and visual images to develop concepts and encourage higher-level thinking. This text contains an activity set that corresponds to each section of the companion text, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach which is also by Bennett/Nelson. The Activities Approach text can be used independently or along with its companion volume. The authors are pleased to welcome Laurie Burton, PhD, Western Oregon University to this edition of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach.

Table of Contents

Problem Solving
Seeing and Extending Patterns with Pattern Blocks
Geometric Number Patterns with Color Tile
Solving Story Problems with Algebra Pieces
Sets, Functions, and Reasoning
Sorting and Classifying with Attribute Pieces
Slope and Linear Functions on Geoboards
Logic Problems for Cooperative Learning Groups
Whole Numbers
Models for Numeration with Multibase Pieces
Adding and Subtracting with Multibase Pieces
Multiplying with Base-Ten Pieces
Dividing with Base-Ten Pieces
Number Theory
Models for Even Numbers, Odd Numbers, Factors, and Primes
Models for Greatest Common Factors and Least Common Multiple
Integers and Fractions
Black and Red Tile Model for Integers
Fractions Bar Model for Equality and Inequality
Computing with Fraction Bars
Decimals: Rational and Irrational
Decimal Squares Model
Operations with Decimal Squares
A Model for Introducing Percent
Irrational Numbers on the Geoboard
Collecting and Graphing Data
Analyzing Data, Sampling, and Simulation
Statistical Distributions: Observations and Applicatons
Probability Experiments
Multistage Probability Experiments
Geometric Figures
Figures on Rectangular and Circular Geoboards
Regular and Semiregular Tessellations
Models for Regular and Semiregular Polyhedra
Creating Symmetric Figures: Pattern Blocks and Paper Folding
Measuring the Metric Units
Areas on Geoboards
Models for Volume and Surface Area
Motions in Geometry
Locating Sets of Points in the Plane
Drawing Escher-Type Tessellations
Devises for Indirect Activities
Answers to Selected Activities
Material Cards
NCTM Standards
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