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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
|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|
|Models for Numeration with Multibase Pieces|
|Adding and Subtracting with Multibase Pieces|
|Multiplying with Base-Ten Pieces|
|Dividing with Base-Ten Pieces|
|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|
|Multistage Probability Experiments|
|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|
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