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Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers


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ISBN13: 9780321448040
ISBN10: 0321448049
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Future elementary and middle school teachers need a clear, coherent presentation of the mathematical concepts, procedures, and processes they will be called upon to teach. This text uniquely balances what they will teach (concepts and content) with how to teach (processes and communication). As a result, students using Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers leave the course knowing more than basic math skills; they develop a deep understanding of concepts that enables them to effectively teach others. This Fourth Edition features an increased focus on the 'big ideas' of mathematics, as well as the individual skills upon which those ideas are built.


0321581105 / 9780321581105 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers with Activities


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0321448049 / 9780321448040 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

0321483561 / 9780321483560 Activities for Elementary Mathematics Teachers for Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers


Provides hands-on manipulative-based activities keyed to the text that involve future elementary school teachers discovering concepts, solving problems, and exploring mathematical ideas. These actitives can be adapted for use with elementary students at a later time.

About the Author

Phares O'Daffer received his BS and MS from Illinois State University and studied at the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan before receiving his PhD in mathematics education from the University of Illinois. His teaching experience spans grade three to college, including early involvement with the University of Illinois Committee on School Mathematics and the Ball State Experimental Program, as well as teaching at Ball State University and Illinois State University.

Phares has co-authored six major K-8 Elementary School Mathematics textbook series, used extensively in elementary schools in the United States and around the world, and over 100 mathematics books ranging from kindergarten to college-level. He has also authored a number of articles in professional journals and served as Chairman of the Editorial Panel for the Arithmetic Teacher, a major journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


His long-time interest in genealogy is showcased on his genealogy Web site, www.Odaffer.com. He also enjoys golf, tennis, and travel, and was recently involved as community representative on the editorial panel of his local newspaper and was on the board of directors of a local hospital. Married to Harriet Gove O'Daffer, he has three children and seven grandchildren.

Randy Charles received his BS from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While working as a high school mathematics teacher, he went on to earn his MS from the University of Maryland. He later attended Indiana University where he worked on a federally-funded research and curriculum development project on problem solving. He served roughly 30,000 students in a West Virginia school district as a K-12 mathematics supervisor before moving on to teaching positions at Illinois State University and then San Jose State University, California.


Randy has written over 100 textbooks for students and teachers and has been heavily involved with NCTM, authoring several NCTM publications. He has spoken at hundreds of state, national, and international mathematics education conferences; was a national speaker for the Learning magazine for many years; and served as vice-president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

Thomas Cooney received his BEd and MEd from the University of Toledo, majoring in mathematics and mathematics education respectively, and his Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Illinois. He began his teaching career in middle and secondary schools mathematics in Ohio before moving on to teach in the University of Georgia's Department of Mathematics Education.


His research on teaching and teacher education has been internationally recognized through his publications and his lectures in more than 20 countries. Tom was awarded the Gladys Thomason Award for outstanding service to the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois’ College of Education. He was the founding editor of the international Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. His most recent work involves assessing various federally-funded projects on teacher education and writing materials on functions for teachers.


Tom is an avid golfer, photographer, and an experienced traveler.

John Dossey attended Illinois State University, receiving his BS and MS in mathematics there. He began his teaching career at the junior high school level, later moving to high school, and then accepting a position as a K-12 mathematics coordinator for the Normal, Illinois public schools. John completed his PhD in mathematics education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. By this time, he was already teaching mathematics and mathematics education classes in the Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University. At Illinois State, he moved through the ranks, becoming Distinguished University Professor of Mathematics. He became involved in a variety of activities involving state, national (NAEP, ACT, and SAT), and international (SIMS, TIMSS, & PISA) student assessments. With this experience, John went on to author or co-author over 80 books ranging from middle school through collegiate mathematics, including methods texts for preservice teachers and professional development titles on assessment and curriculum.


John served as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and helped lead the development of the initial NCTM Standards. He served as chair of the Conference Board for the Mathematical Sciences in Washington, D.C.; as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; and as a member of many national and international committees and boards dealing with mathematics and mathematics education issues. Away from his professional life, John and his wife, Anne, enjoy living in the country, traveling, and getting together with friends.


Jane Faith Schielack first discovered her love of mathematics in elementary school and it continued to grow throughout her life. She received her BS in Education from Texas A&M University, with certification in Mathematics and English in grades 1-12. After teaching third grade in Victoria, Texas, Janie earned an MA in Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at Austin and became the elementary mathematics consultant at the Texas Education Agency. Later, she returned to Texas A&M University for her PhD in mathematics education while working as a lecturer there in the mathematics courses for elementary and secondary education majors.


Now a professor in mathematics and education at Texas A&M University, Janie has continued her involvement with the Texas Education Agency's development of the state-mandated curriculum in mathematics; made hundreds of presentations at mathematics conferences for teachers; written and presented a variety of professional development institutes for in-service teachers; and authored articles and textbooks focusing on helping children understand mathematics.


Janie spends her free time enjoying her family. She unabashedly admits to using her children as instructional guinea pigs and handy sources of data on learning.

Table of Contents

<>Chapter 1 Mathematical Processes


Activity 1 Fascinating Fibonacci


Activity 2 Pictoral Patterns


Activity 3 Number Patterns


Activity 4 What's the Rule?


Activity 5 Polygons and Diagonals


Activity 6 Paper Powers


Activity 7 Magic Number Tricks


Activity 8 Missing Persons Report


Activity 9 Who Dunit?


Activity 10 What's the Number?


Activity 11 Eliminate the Impossible


Activity 12 Candies, Couples and a Quiz


Activity 13 When You Don't Know What to Do


Activity 14 Ten People in a Canoe


Activity 15 An Ancient Game


Activity 16 What's the Last Card?


Chapter Summary



Chapter 2 Sets and Whole Number Operations and Properties


Activity 1 What's in the Loop?


Activity 2 Loop de Loops


Activity 3 Odd and Even Patterns


Activity 4 Multiplication Arrays


Activity 5 Finding the Missing Factor


Activity 6 How Many Cookies?


Activity 7 A Visit to Fouria


Activity 8 Regrouping Numbers


Activity 9 Find the Missing Number


Chapter Summary



Chapter 3 Estimation and Computation


Activity 1 Three Strikes and You’re Out


Activity 2 Who’s Closest?


Activity 3 Target Number


Activity 4 It All Adds Up


Activity 5 What's the Difference?


Activity 6 Multi-digit Multiplication


Activity 7 Multi-digit Division


Activity 8 Division Array


Activity 9 Least and Greatest


Chapter Summary



Chapter 4 Number Theory


Activity 1 Great Divide Game


Activity 2 A Square Experiment


Activity 3 A Sieve of Another Sort


Activity 4 The Factor Game


Activity 5 How Many Factors?


Activity 6 Interesting Numbers


Activity 7 Tiling with Squares


Activity 8 Pool Factors


Chapter Summary




Chapter 5 Understanding Integer Operations and Properties


Activity 1 Charged Particles


Activity 2 Coin Counters


Activity 3 Addition Patterns


Activity 4 Subtracting Integers


Activity 5 Subtraction Patterns


Activity 6 A Clown on a Tightrope


Activity 7 Multiplication and Division Patterns


Activity 8 Integer × and ÷ Contig



Chapter 6 Rational Number Operations and Properties


Activity 1 What Is a Fraction?


Activity 2 Equivalent Fractions


Activity 3 Square Fractions


Activity 4 Adding and Subtracting Fractions


Activity 5 Multiplying Fractions


Activity 6 Dividing Fractions


Activity 7 Race for the Flat


Activity 8 Empty the Board


Activity 9 Decimal Arrays


Activity 10 Decimal Multiplication


Activity 11 Dice and Decimals


Activity 12 Target Number Revisited


Activity 13 How Big Is It?


Activity 14 Fraction War


Activity 15 What Comes First?


 Activity 16 What's My Name?


Activity 17 Who's First?


Activity 18 Deci-Order


Activity 19 Repeating Decimals


Chapter Summary



Chapter 7 Proportional Reasoning


Activity 1 Professors Short and Tall


Activity 2 People Proportions


Activity 3 A Call to the Border


Activity 4 Pattern Block Similarity


Activity 5 Similar Triangles


Activity 6 Side Splitter Theorem


Activity 7 What is Percent?


Activity 8 What Does It Mean?


Activity 9 Flex-it


Chapter Summary



Chapter 8 Analyzing Data


Activity 1 Graphing m&m's


Activity 2 What's in the Bag?


Activity 3 Gaps and Clusters


Activity 4 Grouped Data


Activity 5 Are Women Catching Up?


Activity 6 What's the Average?


Activity 7 Finger-Snapping Time


Activity 8 The Weather Report


Activity 9 To Change or Not to Change?


Activity 10 Populations and Samples


Chapter Summary


 Chapter 9 Probability


 Activity 1 What Are the Chances?


Activity 2 The Spinner Game


Activity 3 Numbers That Predict


Activity 4 Theoretical Probability


Activity 5 It's in the Bag


Activity 6 Paper-Scissors-Rock


Activity 7 Simulate It


Activity 8 The Mystery Cube


Activity 9 What's the Distribution?


Activity 10 Pascal's Probabilities


Activity 11 How Many Arrangements?


Chapter Summary



Chapter 10 Introducing Geometry


Activity 1 What's the Angle?


Activity 2 Inside or Outside?


Activity 3 Map Coloring


Activity 4 Paper Folding Construction


Activity 5 Triangle Properties- Angles


Activity 6 Angles on Pattern Blocks


Activity 7 Sum of Interior/Exterior Angles


Activity 8 Triangle Properties- Sides


Activity 9 To Be or Not to Be Congruent?


Activity 10 Pythagorean Puzzles


Activity 11 Right or Not?


Activity 12 Now You See It, Now You Don't


Activity 13 Name that Polygon


Chapter Summary



Chapter 11 Extending Geometry


 Activity 1 Slides, Flips, and Turns


Activity 2 How Did You Do It?


Activity 3 Double Flips


Activity 4 Reflections


Activity 5 Translations


Activity 6 Transforgeo


Activity 7 Rotations


Activity 8 Glide Reflections


Activity 9 Size Transformations


Activity 10 Cut It Out


Activity 11 Draw It


Activity 12 Tessellations


Activity 13 Stars and Angles


Activity 14 Spatial Visualization


Activity 15 A View from the Top


Chapter Summary




Chapter 12 Measurement


Activity 1 Units of Measure


Activity 2 Outdoor Geometry


Activity 3 Pick's Theorem


Activity 4 What's My Area?


Activity 5 Areas of Polygons



Activity 6 From Rectangles to Parallelograms


Activity 7 From Parallelograms to Triangles


Activity 8 From Parallelograms to Trapezoids


Activity 9 Volume of a Rectangular Solid


Activity 10 Pyramids and Cones


Activity 11 Surface Area


Activity 12 Compare Volume to Surface Area


Chapter Summary



Chapter 13 Exploring Ideas of Algebra and Coordinate Geometry


Activity 1 Regular Polygons in a Row


Activity 2 Patterns and Expressions


Activity 3 The Function Machine


Activity 4 What's My Function?


Activity 5 The King's Problem


Activity 6 Graphs and Stories


Activity 7 Exploring Linear Functions


Activity 8 Mysterious Midpoints


Activity 9 Graphing Rectangles


Activity 10 Coordinate Transformations


Chapter Summary



Activity Masters

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I will be taking College Algebra in a few weeks in a summer session and then my
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Product Details

O'daffer, Phares
Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Dolan, Dan
Schielack, Jane
Muri, Mari
Cooney, Thomas
Dossey, John A.
Williamson, James C.
O'Daffer, Phares
Williamson, James
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Charles, Randall
Study & Teaching
Teaching Methods & Materials - Mathematics
Study and teaching (elementary)
General Mathematics
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2007
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10 x 8.2 x 1.6 in 1769 gr

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