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Helping Children Learn Mathematics

 
 
 
 
Helping Children Learn Mathematics
Author: Robert E. Reys - Mary Lindquist - Diana V. Lambdin
ISBN 13: 9780470403068
ISBN 10: 470403063
Edition: 9
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2008-12-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: N/A
 
 

Strategies, techniques, and activities for the changing mathematics curriculum

Change is everywhere in elementary school mathematics––from new technology to changes driven by the federal No Child Left Behind act of 2001 and the landmark Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000). As a teacher of elementary school mathematics, you will experience these changes first-hand and have an opportunity to help lead the way.

Written by four experts in the field, Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 8th Edition is an up-to-date, balanced, and practical guide to current recommendations and practices for elementary school mathematics education. You’ll learn how to help children make sense of mathematics, use research to guide your teaching, and incorporate the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics in your classroom. 

Features of the 8th Edition:

  • Includes a stronger emphasis on helping diverse learners learn mathematics.

  • Snapshot of a Lesson chapter-openers present part of an actual mathematics lesson. Video clips support many of the snapshots.

  • Excerpts from the Standards and Expectations from the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics are highlighted throughout this book, and Appendix A reproduces the Standards and Expectations in their entirety.

  • In the Classroom Activities illustrate the kinds of activities you can use with children in relation to the topics of each chapter.

  • Cultural Connections sections highlight differences in the mathematical experiences and mathematical performance of students from different countries.

  • Mathlinks point the way to the Web as a source for additional knowledge for the teacher and mathematical activities to use with children.

  • Appendix B provides paper models for hands-on materials needed for many activity-based math lessons in elementary classrooms.

 Also available from Wiley/Jossey-Bass Education

Teaching Elementary Mathematics: A Resource for Field Experiences, 3rd Edition

Nancy L. Smith, Diana V. Lambdin, Mary M. Lindquist, Robert E. Reys

ISBN: 0-470-04516-7

Provides a wealth of materials to use in observing, interviewing, teaching, and reflection in K-8 classrooms.

Booknews

New edition of a text designed to help elementary school mathematics teachers impart concepts, skills, and problem-solving techniques to children. In the first five chapters, Reys (U. of Missouri), Mary M. Lindquist (Columbus State U.), Diana V. Lambdin (Indiana U.), Nancy L. Smith (Emporia State U.) and Marilyn N. Suydam( The Ohio State U). provide a base for understanding the changing curriculum and how children learn mathematics. They offer guidelines for planning and evaluating instruction, and direct attention to problem solving and assessment. Subsequent chapters cover teaching strategies, techniques, and learning activities related to specific topics, emphasizing the use of models and materials to develop understanding and concepts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)