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

**by**Gary L. Musser (Oregon State University); Blake E. Peterson (Brigham Young University, Utah); William F. Burger

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## Summary

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

Preface | |

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 | |

Fractions | |

The Sets of Fractions | |

Fractions: Addition and Subtraction | |

Fractions: Multiplication and Division | |

Decimals, Ratio, Proportion, and Percent | |

Decimals | |

Operations with Decimals | |

Ratios and Proportion | |

Percent | |

Integers | |

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 | |

Statistics | |

Organizing and Picturing Information | |

Misleading Graphs and Statistics | |

Analyzing Data | |

Probability | |

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 | |

Measurement with Nonstandard and Standard Units | |

Length and Area | |

Surface Area | |

Volume | |

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 | |

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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