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Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics

Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics
Author: Mathematics Learning Study Committee - National Re
ISBN 13: 9780309069953
ISBN 10: 309069955
Edition: 1
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication Date: 2001-11-13
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 480
List Price: $34.95

Adding it All Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th gradelearn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years.

The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning:

Research findings on what children know about numbers by the time they arrive in pre-K and the implications for mathematics instruction.
Details on the processes by which students acquire mathematical proficiency with whole numbers, rational numbers, and integers, as well as beginning algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics.

The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics.