Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/23/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The ninth edition of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approachcontinues the innovative time-tested approach of the previous editions: an emphasis on learning via specific, realistic examples and the extensive use of visual aids, hands-on activities, problem-solving strategies and active classroom participation. Features of the text focus on ensuring that prospective teachers will gain not only a deeper understanding of the mathematical concepts, but also a better sense of the connections between their college math courses and their future teaching experiences, along with helpful ideas for presenting math to their students in a way that will generate interest and enthusiasm. The text draws heavily on NCTM Standards and contains many pedagogical elements designed to foster reasoning, problem-solving and communication skills. The ninth edition represents a significant step forward in terms of online course management as roughly half of all problems in the text will be assignable through our new online homework platform, Connect Mathematics. In addition, Connect Mathematics will be fully integrated with Blackboard, providing the deepest integration of an online homework and course management system in the market today. Additionally, this text contains an activity set that corresponds to each section of the companion text, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach,also by the Bennett, Burton, and Nelson team. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approachcan be used independently or along with its companion, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Problem Solving

1.1 Introduction to Problem Solving

1.2 Patterns and Problem Solving

1.3 Problem Solving with Algebra

Chapter 2: Sets, Functions, and Reasoning

2.1 Sets and Venn Diagrams

2.2 Functions, Coordinates, and Graphs

2.3 Introduction to Deductive Reasoning

Chapter 3: Whole Numbers

3.1 Numeration Systems

3.2 Addition and Subtraction

3.3 Multiplication

3.4 Division and Exponents

Chapter 4: Number Theory

4.1 Factors and Multiples

4.2 Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple

Chapter 5: Integers and Fractions

5.1 Integers

5.2 Introduction to Fractions

5.3 Operations with Fractions

Chapter 6: Decimals: Rational and Irrational Numbers

6.1 Decimals and Rational Numbers

6.2 Operations with Decimals

6.3 Ratio, Percent, and Scientific Notation

6.4 Irrational and Real Numbers

Chapter 7: Statistics

7.1 Collecting and Graphing Data

7.2 Describing and Analyzing Data

7.3 Sampling, Predictions, and Simulations

Chapter 8: Probability

8.1 Single-Stage Experiments

8.2 Multistage Experiments

Chapter 9: Geometric Figures

9.1 Plane Figures

9.2 Polygons and Tessellations

9.3 Space Figures

9.4 Symmetric Figures

Chapter 10: Measurement

10.1 Systems of Measurement

10.2 Area and Perimeter

10.3 Volume and Surface Area

Chapter 11: Motions in Geometry

11.1 Congruence and Constructions

11.2 Congruence Mappings

11.3 Similarity Mappings

References for Research Statements by Chapter

Answers to Selected Math Activities

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Problems and Chapter Tests

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