Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

Author: John A. Van de Walle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780134095912
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An "inquiry-based" approach to Mathematics that recognizes research and teaching that is currently taking place in Canadian classrooms. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics guides both new and experienced teachers through a basic understanding of mathematics and problem solving, and encourages them to think about their own perceptions and misconceptions about mathematics. As well, it addresses potential pitfalls, and demonstrates how teachers can foster a favourable learning environment for their students. The text covers concepts and procedures specific to mathematical topics encountered in grades K-8, using real experiences and assessment techniques to address the foundations of how children learn. The previous edition's focus on teaching through problem solving now takes a broader focus on mathematical inquiry through rich tasks and classroom discourse.

Field Experience Guide for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

Author: Jennifer M. Bay-Williams
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205583164
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The Field Experience Guide, a supplement to Elementary and Middle School Mathematics, is for observation, practicum, and student teaching experiences at the elementary and middle school levels. The guidebook contains three parts: Part I provides tasks for preservice teachers to do in the field; Part II provides three types of activities: Expanded Lessons, Mathematics Activities, and Balanced Assessment Tasks. Part III of this guide contains a full set of reproducible Blackline Masters referenced in the 7th edition of Elementary and Middle School Mathematics as well as additional Blackline Masters for use with the Expanded Lessons in Part II. We hope this Field Experience Guide Connections section will help you better integrate information from the text with your work in schools.

Elementary School Mathematics

Author: John A. Van de Walle
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN:
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Elementary School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Second Edition, provides detailed, comprehensive coverage of the teaching of mathematics in grades K-8. Firmly grounded in the NCTM Standards, the text develops a constructivist/developmental approach to learning mathematics that focuses on the nature of mathematical concepts and the manner in which children construct mathematical ideas. It aims to help teachers reconceptualize mathematics as a problem-solving endeavor not as a mastery of rules and procedures. An accessible synthesis of viewpoints and current research, this highly praised text includes topics ranging from the development of basic fact mastery to the important development of "number sense"--All the while encouraging teachers to consider the construction of mathematics from the child's perspective. In-depth treatment of curriculum content teaching, combined with hundreds of teaching activities aimed at conceptual development, makes Elementary School Mathematics a practical teacher's resource as well as a college text. Elementary School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Second Edition, features: greater emphasis on the NCTM Curriculum Standards and the Professional Teaching Standards as the leading forces in mathematics education; a new chapter on mathematics as a "science of pattern and order"; a completely rewritten chapter on alternative assessment; expanded and improved problem-solving examples; enhanced coverage of grades 7 and 8; even more black-line masters with directions for making other useful materials; and an Instructor's Manual with instructional suggestions, activities for group homework, practicum ideas, and essay questions.

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Author: Liping Ma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135149496
Format: PDF
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Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the knowledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such knowledge seems more common in China than in the United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts. The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.

Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students

Author: Jere Brophy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305960548
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POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS examines the nature and purpose of social studies as it outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences meaningfully. The book's respected and experienced authors present principles and illustrative examples to help pre-service and in-service teachers plan well-organized, rigorous, and creative social studies instruction that produces positive student outcomes. The fourth edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and prepare for civic life. It also includes a solid research base, uses additional visuals to display content, provides examples of curriculum and design, and reflects principles emphasized in the new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Pearson New International Edition

Author: John A. Van de Walle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781292021072
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For Elementary Mathematics Methods or Middle School Mathematics Methods Covers preK-8 Written by leaders in the field, this best-selling book will guide teachers as they help all PreK-8 learners make sense of math by supporting their own mathematical understanding and cultivating effective planning and instruction. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally provides an unparalleled depth of ideas and discussion to help teachers develop a real understanding of the mathematics they will teach and the most effective methods of teaching the various mathematics topics. This text reflects the NCTM and Common Core State Standards and the benefits of problem-based mathematics instruction.

Teaching Mathematics

Author: Max A. Sobel
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205292561
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The art of teaching math lies in the ability of the instructor to motivate and inspire individuals to look beyond the numbers and understand the concepts. This book is designed to revive this art, focusing more on the aspects of learning the ideas behind the math rather than the sheer mechanics of mathematical operation. This text addresses the art of teaching mathematics while also providing specific aids and activities in arithmetic, geometry, algebra and probability and statistics for use in the classroom. The authors pay close attention to the role, importance, methods and techniques of motivation. They present ideas that will generate attention, interest, and surprise among students, and will thus foster creative thinking. The material in the text is based on talks given by the authors at professional meetings, as well as the actual application of their ideas in undergraduate and graduate classes they taught. Additionally, many laboratory and discovery activities have been used by authors in teaching junior and senior high school math classes. Instructors of mathematics, school administrators, math specialists, and parents.

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

Author: Pamela J. Farris
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478628901
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The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.