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Essentials of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach

Essentials of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach
Author: Gary L. Musser - William F. Burger - Blake E. Pete
ISBN 13: 9780471455868
ISBN 10: 471455865
Edition: 6
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2003-04-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 792
List Price: N/A

When you buy a new copy of Essentials Version, you’re not just getting a text, you’re getting access to a complete package of online active learning resources—resources designed to help you build confidence in mathematics. When purchased separately these resources would cost you $20, but they’re yours for FREE when you buy a new copy of the text!

Here’s what you get:

EManipulative Activities

The Essential Version eManipulatives offer you the convenience of an online resource. These virtual Manipulatives are similar to physical manipulatives frequently used to teach mathematics (for elementary through secondary) and for pre-service students. They are designed to develop key mathematical concepts by allowing you to actively work with virtual manipulatives such as the geoboard, base ten blocks, black and red chips, pattern blocks, and other tools.

Spreadsheet Activities and Tutorial

These online spreadsheet activities walk you through spreadsheets step by step. The tutorial explains how to use spreadsheets and contains examples, exercises, and problems.

A Guide to Problem Solving

This online resource contains over 200 creative problems keyed to the strategies in the textbook. It features solutions, discussions, clues, and practice problems.

The Geometer's Sketchpad® Activities and Tutorial

These dynamic activities allow you to work through selected problems using JavaSketchpadTM exercises, which were created from The Geometer's Sketchpad's award-winning learning environment. The activities encourage you to broaden your mathematical understanding and your use of technology in the classroom. An online tutorial explains how to use the software.

Add More!

The Book Companion Web Site www.wiley.com/college/musser) also features:

  • An introduction to LOGO

  • An introduction to the TI-83 Graphing Calculator

  • Using Children's Literature Tutorial

  • Links to NCTM Standards and other resources