Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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This K-8, math methods text stresses learner centered meaningful understanding of math concepts before rushing to symbol manipulation. The authors limit historical and theoretical discussions to present clear and succinct practical ideas, strategies, and activities for teaching. Pedagogical links include applied references to the NCTM standards, video presentations of practicing classroom teachers, and an interactive companion website. The text is a manageable length; concise but thorough, presenting key ideas through sample problems and the activity models. NCTM 2000 sampler automatically shrinkwrapped to text beginning in July 2000.

Table of Contents

Teaching Mathematics: Influences and Directionsp. 1
Learning and Teaching Mathematicsp. 17
Developing Mathematical Thinking and Problem-Solving Abilityp. 39
Assessing Mathematics Understandingp. 59
Developing Number Conceptsp. 71
Developing Understanding of Numerationp. 92
Developing Whole Number Operations: Meaning of Operationsp. 120
Developing Whole Number Operations: Mastering the Basic Factsp. 139
Estimation and Computational Procedures for Whole Numbersp. 155
Developing Fraction Conceptsp. 199
Developing Fraction Computationp. 224
Developing Decimal Concepts and Computationp. 246
Understanding Ratio, Proportion, and Percentp. 268
Developing Geometric Thinking and Spatial Sensep. 281
Developing Measurement Concepts and Skillsp. 311
Collecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Datap. 339
Developing Integers and Algebraic Thinkingp. 369
Appendix: Blackline Mastersp. 387
Referencesp. 405
Indexp. 413
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