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Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach, 9th Edition

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Readers who use this text are motivated to learn mathematics. They become more confident and are better able to appreciate the beauty and excitement of the mathematical world.That's why the new Ninth Edition of Musser, Burger, and Peterson's best-selling textbook focuses on one primary goal: helping students develop a true understanding of central concepts using solid mathematical content in an accessible and appealing format. The components in this complete learning program--from the textbook, to the eManipulative activities, to the online problem-solving tools and the resource-rich website--work in harmony to help achieve this goal.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Problem Solving
The Problem Solving Process and Strategies
Three Additional Strategies
Sets, Whole Numbers, and Numeration
Sets as a Basis for Whole Numbers
Whole Numbers and Numeration
The Hindu-Arabic System
Whole Numbers: Operations and Properties
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
Ordering and Exponents
Whole Number Computation-Mental, Electronic, and Written
Mental Math, Estimation, and Calculators
Written Algorithms for Whole-Number Operations
Algorithms in Other Bases
Number Theory
Primes, Composites, and Tests for Divisibility
Counting Factors, Greatest Common Factor, and Least Common Multiple
The Sets of Fractions
Fractions: Addition and Subtraction
Fractions: Multiplication and Division
Decimals, Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Operations with Decimals
Ratios and Proportion
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication, Division, and Order
Rational Numbers, Real Numbers, and Algebra
The Rational Numbers
The Real Numbers
Relations and Functions
Functions and Their Graphs
Organizing and Picturing Information
Misleading Graphs and Statistics
Analyzing Data
Probability and Simple Experiments
Probability and Complex Experiments
Additional Counting Techniques
Simulation, Expected Value, Odds, and Conditional Probability
Geometric Shapes
Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Level Z- Relationships
An Introduction to a Formal Approach to Geometry
Regular Polygons, Tessellations, and Circles
Describing Three-Dimensional Shapes
Measurement with Nonstandard and Standard Units
Length and Area
Surface Area
Geometry Using Triangle Congruence and Similarity
Congruence of Triangles
Similarity of Triangles
Basic Euclidean Constructions
Additional Euclidean Constructions
Geometric Problem Solving Using Triangle Congruence and Similarity
Geometry Using Coordinates
Distance and Slope in the Coordinate Plane
Equations and Coordinates
Geometric Problem Solving Using Coordinates
Geometry Using Transformations
Congruence and Similarity Using Transformations
Geometric Problem Solving Using Transformations
Epilogue: An Eclectic Approach to Geometry
Elementary Logic
Clock Arithmetic: A Mathematical System
Answers to Exercise/Problem Sets-Part A, Chapter Tests, and Topics A1
Photograph Credits P1
Index I1
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