Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School A Learner-Centered Approach, Enhanced Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Loose-leaf Package
  • Copyright: 2014-04-14
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This popular text promotes a learner-centered approach to teaching elementary and middle school mathematics. It provides valuable research-based instructional strategies, resources, and activities to help teachers evaluate how children think mathematically and how to link that knowledge to developmentally appropriate teaching practice. With its strong focus on Common Core Standards and analyzing children’s work to meet the individual needs of students, the book helps ensure that all students and teachers can be successful with math. The new edition features integration of the Common Core State Standards throughout, new examples of children’s work, updated internet links, expanded videos of children and classrooms, expanded “In Practice” features, and updated research on mathematics teaching and learning. It is available as an e-book. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, additional student work samples, and links to related content on the web.


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Author Biography

George S. Cathcart, University of Alberta

Yvonne M. Pothier, Mount Saint Vincent University

James H. Vance, University of Victoria


Dr. Nadine Bezuk is interested in helping teachers help all children be successful in math.  She teaches elementary math methods for prospective teachers and conducts professional development for inservice teachers.  She’s particularly interested in the effective teaching of fractions.  She has taught elementary, middle school, and high school math, along with developmental math at the college level.  She is the director of the San Diego State University (SDSU) Professional Development Collaborative, associate director of the SDSU Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, and active in the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), having served as President and as Executive Director.  She has been the author of all 6 editions of Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools and has published several articles in journals of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and is a regular speaker at NCTM conferences.

Table of Contents

1            Teaching Mathematics: Influences and Directions

2             Learning and Teaching Mathematics

3             Developing Mathematical Thinking and Problem-Solving Ability

4             Assessing Mathematics Understanding

5             Developing Number Concepts

6             Developing Understanding of Numeration

7             Developing Whole-Number Operations: Meaning of Operations

8             Developing Whole-Number Operations: Mastering the Basic Facts

9             Estimation and Computational Procedures for Whole Numbers

10           Developing Fraction Concepts

11           Developing Fraction Computation

12           Developing Decimal Concepts and Computation

13           Understanding Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

14           Developing Geometric Thinking and Spatial Sense

15           Developing Measurement Concepts and Skills

16           Collecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Data

17           Developing Algebraic Thinking




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