With an emphasis on inquiry and process, Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School embraces active mathematics instruction and the development of mathematical thinking through problem solving. The text challenges future teachers to prepare their K-8 students for a world that requires a higher level of mathematical literacy and enables them to compete in a global society.Teachers will develop their own mathematical abilities, allowing them to help students discover a rich combination of thinking processes and problem-solving strategies, raising the learning expectations for all.
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“I think the text is an excellent resource for elementary and middle school methods courses. In particular, I like how the textbook handles the ‘bigger issues’ such as geometric reasoning rather than just ‘geometry.’ I also like the excellent foundation in educational research that the textbook provides, as well as some very careful attention and consistent referencing to the NCTM standards and principles. The incorporation of classroom vignettes, teacher illustrations, and samples of student work also all add to the excellent grounding of the text in real world classroom work.”
Dr. Neal Grandgenett, University of Nebraska at Omaha