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Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0201347302

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers - 7TH 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201347302

Rick Billstein, Shlomo Libeskind and Johnny W. Lott

ISBN13: 978-0201347302
ISBN10: 020134730X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 01
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This best-selling text emphasizes solid mathematics content, problem-solving skills, and analytical techniques. The seventh edition focuses on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards 2000. The text allows for a variety of approaches to teaching, encourages discussion and collaboration among students and with their instructors, allows for the integration of projects into the curriculum, and promotes discovery and active learning. Students using this text will receive solid preparation in mathematics, develop confidence in their math skills and benefit from teaching and learning techniques that really work.

For mathematics teachers.

Author Bio

Billstein, Rick : University of Montana

Libeskind, Shlomo : University of Oregon

Lott, Johnny W. : University of Montana

Table of Contents

(Each chapter begins with a ''Preliminary Problem'' and concludes with a ''Hint for Solution to the Preliminary Problem,'' ''Questions from the Classroom,'' ''Chapter Outline,'' ''Chapter Review,'' and a ''Selected Biography.'') (*indicates optional section.)


1. An Introduction to Problem Solving.

Explorations with Patterns.
Mathematics and Problem Solving.
Algebraic Thinking.
*Logic: An Introduction.


2. Sets, Whole Numbers and Functions.

Describing Sets.
Other Set Operations and Their Properties.
Addition and Subtraction of Whole-Numbers.
Multiplication and Division of Whole-Numbers.
Functions.


3. Whole Number Computation.

Numeration Systems.
Algorithms for Whole-Number Addition and Subtraction.
Algorithms for Whole-Number Multiplication and Division.
Mental Mathematics and Estimation for Whole-Number Operations.


4. Integers and Number Theory.

Integers and the Operations of Addition and Subtraction.
Multiplication and Division of Integers.
Divisibility.
Prime and Composite Numbers.
Greatest Common Divisor and Least Common Multiple.
*Clock and Modular Arithmetic.


5. Rational Numbers as Fractions.

The Set of Rational Numbers.
Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers.
Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers.
Proportional Reasoning.


6. Decimals, Percents, and Real Numbers.

Introduction to Decimals.
Operations on Decimals.
Nonterminating Decimals.
Percents.
*Computing Interest.
Real Numbers.


7. Probability.

How Probabilities Are Determined.
Multistage Experiments with Tree Diagrams and Geometric Probabilities.
Using Simulations in Probability.
Odds and Expected Value.
Methods of Counting.


8. Statistics: An Introduction.

Statistical Graphs.
Measures of Central Tendency and Variation.
Abuses of Statistics.


9. Introductory Geometry.

Basic Notions.
Polygons.
More About Angles.
Geometry in Three Dimensions.
*Networks.


10. Constructions, Congruence and Similarity.

Congruence Through Constructions.
Other Congruence Properties.
Other Constructions.
Similar Triangles and Similar Figures.
Lines in a Cartesian Coordinate System.


11. Concepts of Measurement.

Linear Measure.
Areas of Polygons and Circles.
The Pythagorean Theorem.
Surface Areas.
Volume, Mass, and Temperature.


12. Motion Geometry and Tessellations.

Translations and Rotations.
Reflections and Glide Reflections.
Size Transformations.
Symmetries.
*Tessellations of the Plane.


Appendix I. Logo Turtle Graphics.
Appendix II. Graphing Calculators.
Appendix III. Using a Geometry Drawing Utility.
Appendix IV. Using a Spreadsheet.

Answers to Selected Problems.
Index.

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