Mathematics For Elementary School Teachers

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/2/2004
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers,3/e, offers pre-service teachers a comprehensive mathematics course designed to foster concept development through examples, investigations, and explorations. Visual icons throughout the main text allow instructors to easily connect the text to the hands-on activities in the corresponding Explorations Manual. An enhanced feature in this edition, Classroom Connection, helps pre-teachers anticipate issues they may face as teachers and helps them better understand how their future students might approach problems. Classroom Connectionsin both the exposition and the exercises guide students to connect the mathematics being taught with effective teaching strategies. Students must analyze educational mathematics research, evaluate common student errors, and see alternative solution methods, enabling them to better prepare for their future teaching careers. Investigationsencourage students to think about a topic before discussing the math or viewing examples. These can be used as classroom discussion questions, for independent reading, or as review. ADiscussion of the Investigationfollows and generally involves several solution paths. Multiple Strategiespresented throughout the examples and exposition of the text allow students to analyze numerous approaches to solving problems.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with an Investigation, Exercise, a Chapter Summary and Review Exercises
Foundations for Learning Mathematics
Getting Comfortable with Mathematics
Reasoning and Proof
Fundamental Concepts
Algebraic Thinking
The Four Fundamental Operations of Arithmetic
Understanding Addition
Understanding Subtraction
Understanding Multiplication
Understanding Division
Number Theory
Divisibility and Related Concepts
Prime and Composite Numbers
Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple
Extending the Number System
Fractions and Rational Numbers
Understanding Operations with Fractions
Beyond Integers and Fractions: Decimals, Exponents, and Real Numbers
Proportional Reasoning
Ratio and Proportion
Uncertainty: Data and Chance
Representing and Interpreting Data
Distributions: Centers and Spreads
Concepts Related to Chance
Counting and Chance
Geometry as Shape
Basic Ideas and Building Blocks
Two-Dimensional Figures
Three-Dimensional Figures
Geometry as Transforming Shapes
Congruence Transformations
Symmetry and Tessellations
Geometry as Measurement
Systems of Measurement
Perimeter and Area
Surface Area and Volume
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
Answers to Selected Exercises
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