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# Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

**by**Billstein, Rick; Libeskind, Shlomo; Lott, Johnny W.

8th

### 9780321156808

0321156803

Hardcover

1/1/2007

Addison Wesley

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## Summary

Setting the Standard for Tomorrow' s Teachers: This best-selling text continues as a comprehensive, skills-based resource for future teachers. In this edition, students will benefit from additional emphasis on active and collaborative learning. Revised and updated content will better prepare your students for the day when they will be teachers with students of their own.

## Table of Contents

An Introduction to Problem Solving | |

Explorations with Patterns | |

Mathematics and Problem Solving | |

Algebraic Thinking | |

Logic: An Introduction | |

Sets, Whole Numbers and Functions | |

Describing Sets | |

Other Set Operations and Their Properties | |

Addition and Subtraction of Whole-Numbers | |

Multiplication and Division of Whole-Numbers | |

Functions | |

Whole Number Computation | |

Numeration Systems | |

Algorithms for Whole-Number Addition and Subtraction | |

Algorithms for Whole-Number Multiplication and Division | |

Mental Mathematics and Estimation for Whole-Number Operations | |

Integers and Number Theory | |

Integers and the Operations of Addition and Subtraction | |

Multiplication and Division of Integers | |

Divisibility | |

Prime and Composite Numbers | |

Greatest Common Divisor and Least Common Multiple | |

Clock and Modular Arithmetic | |

Rational Numbers as Fractions | |

The Set of Rational Numbers | |

Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers | |

Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers | |

Proportional Reasoning | |

Decimals, Percents, and Real Numbers | |

Introduction to Decimals | |

Operations on Decimals | |

Nonterminating Decimals | |

Percents | |

Computing Interest | |

Real Numbers | |

Probability | |

How Probabilities Are Determined | |

Multistage Experiments with Tree Diagrams and Geometric Probabilities | |

Using Simulations in Probability | |

Odds and Expected Value | |

Methods of Counting | |

Statistics: An Introduction | |

Statistical Graphs | |

Measures of Central Tendency and Variation | |

Abuses of Statistics | |

Introductory Geometry | |

Basic Notions | |

Polygons | |

More About Angles | |

Geometry in Three Dimensions | |

Networks | |

Constructions, Congruence and Similarity | |

Congruence Through Constructions | |

Other Congruence Properties | |

Other Constructions | |

Similar Triangles and Similar Figures | |

Lines in a Cartesian Coordinate System | |

Concepts of Measurement | |

Linear Measure | |

Areas of Polygons and Circles | |

The Pythagorean Theorem | |

Surface Areas | |

Volume, Mass, and Temperature | |

Motion Geometry and Tessellations | |

Translations and Rotations | |

Reflections and Glide Reflections | |

Size Transformations | |

Symmetries | |

Tessellations of the Plane | |

Logo Turtle Graphics | |

Graphing Calculators | |

Using a Geometry Drawing Utility | |

Using a Spreadsheet | |

Answers to Selected Problems | |

Index | |

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