Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach, 8th Edition

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: WILEY
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Now in its eighth edition, this text masterfully integrates skills, concepts, and activities to motivate learning. It emphasises the relevance of mathematics to help students learn the importance of the information being covered. This approach ensures that they develop a sold mathematics foundation and discover how to apply the content in the real world.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introduction to Problem Solvingp. 1
The Problem Solving Process and Strategiesp. 3
Three Additional Strategiesp. 20
Sets, Whole Numbers, and Numerationp. 43
Sets as a Basis for Whole Numbersp. 45
Whole Numbers and Numerationp. 59
The Hindu-Arabic Systemp. 70
Relations and Functionsp. 82
Whole Numbers: Operations and Propertiesp. 107
Addition and Subtractionp. 109
Multiplication and Divisionp. 123
Ordering and Exponentsp. 140
Whole Number Computation-Mental, Electronic, and Writtenp. 155
Mental Math, Estimation, and Calculatorsp. 157
Written Algorithms for Whole-Number Operationsp. 171
Algorithms in Other Basesp. 192
Number Theoryp. 203
Primes, Composites, and Tests for Divisibilityp. 205
Counting Factors, Greatest Common Factor, and Least Common Multiplep. 219
Fractionsp. 237
The Sets of Fractionsp. 239
Fractions: Addition and Subtractionp. 255
Fractions: Multiplication and Divisionp. 266
Decimals, Ratio, Proportion, and Percentp. 285
Decimalsp. 287
Operations with Decimalsp. 297
Ratios and Proportionp. 310
Percentp. 320
Integersp. 341
Addition and Subtractionp. 343
Multiplication, Division, and Order
Rational Numbers, Real Numbers, and Algebrap. 379
The Rational Numbersp. 381
The Real Numbersp. 399
Functions and Their Graphsp. 417
Statisticsp. 439
Organizing and Picturing Informationp. 441
Misleading Graphs and Statisticsp. 464
Analyzing Datap. 484
Probabilityp. 513
Probability and Simple Experimentsp. 515
Probability and Complex Experimentsp. 532
Additional Counting Techniquesp. 549
Simulation, Expected Value, Odds, and Conditional Probabilityp. 560
Geometric Shapesp. 581
Recognizing Geometric Shapesp. 583
Analyzing Shapesp. 600
Properties of Geometric Shapes: Lines and Anglesp. 615
Regular Polygons and Tessellationsp. 628
Describing Three-Dimensional Shapesp. 640
Measurementp. 665
Measurement with Nonstandard and Standard Unitsp. 667
Length and Areap. 686
Surface Areap. 707
Volumep. 717
Geometry Using Triangle Congruence and Similarityp. 739
Congruence of Trianglesp. 741
Similarity of Trianglesp. 752
Basic Euclidean Constructionsp. 765
Additional Euclidean Constructionsp. 777
Geometric Problem Solving Using Triangle Congruence and Similarityp. 790
Geometry Using Coordinatesp. 807
Distance and Slope in the Coordinate Planep. 809
Equations and Coordinatesp. 822
Geometric Problem Solving Using Coordinatesp. 834
Geometry Using Transformationsp. 849
Transformationsp. 851
Congruence and Similarity Using Transformationsp. 875
Geometric Problem Solving Using Transformationsp. 893
Epilogue: An Eclectic Approach to Geometryp. 909
Elementary Logicp. 912
Clock Arithmetic: A Mathematical Systemp. 923
Answers to Exercise/Problem Sets-Part A, Chapter Tests, and Topics A1
Photograph Credits P1
Index I1
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