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Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers - 8th edition

by Rick Billstein, Shlomo Libeskind and Johnny W. Lott

Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (ISBN10: 0321156803; ISBN13: 9780321156808)
ISBN13: 978-0321156808
ISBN10: 0321156803

Summary: This best-selling text emphasizes solid mathematics content, problem-solving skills, and analytical techniques. The eighth 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. ...show more 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.

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  • NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics fully integrated throughout the text.
  • Chapter One is devoted to problem-solving with an added emphasis on inductive versus deductive reasoning.
  • Problem Solving Strategies are integrated throughout the text and reinforce the strong problem solving theme introduced in Chapter One.
  • There is an increased focus on algebraic thinking throughout the whole text.
  • A Preliminary Problem begins each chapter to get students interested in the topics about to be discussed. These have all been updated in this edition.
  • Applications of Mathematics are integrated throughout the text.
  • Laboratory Activities are integrated throughout the book to provide hands-on learning exercises. A separate activities manual is also available.
  • Questions from the Classroom present questions posed by actual students in K-8 classrooms.
  • Student Pages are included to show how the mathematics is actually introduced to the K-8 student and are referenced throughout the text.
  • Problem Sets contain six different types of problems (1) on-going assessment, (2) communication, (3) open-ended, (4) cooperative learning, (5) technology, and (6) review. Communication, open-ended, and cooperative learning problem sections are included to conform with the major Standards' processes. A major focus of the revision was to make the exercise sets more even with regard to level.
  • Technology Corners include spreadsheets, both graphing and scientific calculators, Geometer's Sketchpad, and computer activities.
  • Now Try This appears throughout each chapter. This feature helps students become actively involved in their learning, develops problem-solving skills and stimulates discussion.
  • Appendix: Geometer's Sketchpad offers information on using this geometry manipulation software in the classroom and at home.
  • Updated supplements package now includes MathXL and MyMathLab.
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Edition/Copyright: 8TH 04
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 06/03/2003
International: No

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