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# Mathematics for Elementary Teachers - With Activities Manual - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0321447173
ISBN10: 0321447174

Summary: Elementary school classrooms are increasingly relying on a discovery method for the teaching of mathematics. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers thoroughly prepares preservice teachers to use this approach as it has been proven to increase their depth of understanding of mathematics. In this text, topics are organized by operation, rather than number type, and time is spent explaining why the math works, rather than just on the mechanics of how it works. Fully integrate
d activities are found in the book and in an accompanying Activities Manual. As a result, students engage, explore, discuss, and ultimately reach true understanding of the approach and of mathematics.

Features
• The table of contents is organized according to operation instead of by number type, making the learning process more intuitive and easier.
• Class Activities are integral to learning and are designed to be done in class or in small groups outside of class. They promote critical thinking, discussion, and give students depth of understanding and perspective on the concepts.
• Practice Problems are an opportunity for students to work through problems with solutions immediately following. This prompt feedback prepares them for homework questions that count.
• Problems are opportunities for practice without available solutions, typically assigned as homework. Answers appear in the Instructor's Solutions Manual and can be provided online for students at the discretion of the instructor.
• Unique content in Chapter 13: Functions and Algebra introduces U.S. teachers to the impressive diagrammatic method presented in grade 3 - 6 math texts used in Singapore, where children score top in the world in math. This method helps students make sense of, and solve, a variety of algebra and other word problems without using variables. The text helps students see the relationship between the Singaporean diagrammatic method and standard algebraic problem solving methods.
Summary: Elementary school classrooms are increasingly relying on a discovery method for the teaching of mathematics. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers thoroughly prepares preservice teachers to use this approach as it has been proven to increase their depth of understanding of mathematics. In this text, topics are organized by operation, rather than number type, and time is spent explaining why the math works, rather than just on the mechanics of how it works. Fully integrated activities are found in the book and in an accompanying Activities Manual. As a result, students engage, explore, discuss, and ultimately reach true understanding of the approach and of mathematics.

Features
• The table of contents is organized according to operation instead of by number type, making the learning process more intuitive and easier.
• Class Activities are integral to learning and are designed to be done in class or in small groups outside of class. They promote critical thinking, discussion, and give students depth of understanding and perspective on the concepts.
• Practice Problems are an opportunity for students to work through problems with solutions immediately following. This prompt feedback prepares them for homework questions that count.
• Problems are opportunities for practice without available solutions, typically assigned as homework. Answers appear in the Instructor's Solutions Manual and can be provided online for students at the discretion of the instructor.
• Unique content in Chapter 13: Functions and Algebra introduces U.S. teachers to the impressive diagrammatic method presented in grade 3 - 6 math texts used in Singapore, where children score top in the world in math. This method helps students make sense of, and solve, a variety of algebra and other word problems without using variables. The text helps students see the relationship between the Singaporean diagrammatic method and standard algebraic problem solving methods.
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