Math for Elementary Teachers : A Conceptual Approach

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: MCG
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Overview: .Albert B. Bennett, Jr. and L. Ted Nelson have presented hundreds of workshops on how to give future teachers the conceptual understanding and procedural fluency they will need in order to successfully teach elementary-school mathematics. The Eighth Edition of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach continues their innovative, time-tested approach: an emphasis on learning via specific, realistic examples and the extensive use of visual aids, hands-on activities, problem-solving strategies and active classroom participation. Special features in the text ensure that prospective teachers will gain not only a deeper understanding of the mathematical concepts, but also a better sense of the connections between their college math courses and their future teaching experiences, along with helpful ideas for presenting math to their students in a way that will generate interest and enthusiasm. The text draws heavily on NCTM Standards and contains many pedagogical elements designed to foster reasoning, problem-solving and communication skills. The text also incorporates references to the virtual manipulative kit and other online resources that enhance the authors� explanations and examples. .

Table of Contents

Problem Solving
Seeing and Extending Patterns with Pattern Blocks
Geometric Number Patterns with Color Tile
Solving Story Problems with Algebra Pieces
Sets, Functions, and Reasoning
Sorting and Classifying with Attribute Pieces
Slope and Linear Functions on Geoboards
Logic Problems for Cooperative Learning Groups
Whole Numbers
Models for Numeration with Multibase Pieces
Adding and Subtracting with Multibase Pieces
Multiplying with Base-Ten Pieces
Dividing with Base-Ten Pieces
Number Theory
Models for Even Numbers, Odd Numbers, Factors, and Primes
Models for Greatest Common Factors and Least Common Multiple
Integers and Fractions
Black and Red Tile Model for Integers
Fractions Bar Model for Equality and Inequality
Computing with Fraction Bars
Decimals: Rational and Irrational
Decimal Squares Model
Operations with Decimal Squares
A Model for Introducing Percent
Irrational Numbers on the Geoboard
Collecting and Graphing Data
Analyzing Data, Sampling, and Simulation
Statistical Distributions: Observations and Applicatons
Probability Experiments
Multistage Probability Experiments
Geometric Figures
Figures on Rectangular and Circular Geoboards
Regular and Semiregular Tessellations
Models for Regular and Semiregular Polyhedra
Creating Symmetric Figures: Pattern Blocks and Paper Folding
Measuring the Metric Units
Areas on Geoboards
Models for Volume and Surface Area
Motions in Geometry
Locating Sets of Points in the Plane
Drawing Escher-Type Tessellations
Devises for Indirect Activities References for Research Statements by Chapters
Answers to Selected Activities
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises, Problems and Chapter Tests
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