Synopses & Reviews
Strategies, techniques, and activities for the changing mathematics curriculumChange is everywhere in elementary school mathematics––from new technology to changes driven by the federal No Child Left Behindact of 2001 and the landmark Principles and Standards for School Mathematics(2000). As a teacher of elementary school mathematics, you will experience these changes first-hand and have an opportunity to help lead the way.
Written by four experts in the field, Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 8th Editionis an up-to-date, balanced, and practical guide to current recommendations and practices for elementary school mathematics education. You’ll learn how to help children make sense of mathematics, use research to guide your teaching, and incorporate the Principles and Standards for School Mathematicsin your classroom.
Features of the 8th Edition:
- Includes a stronger emphasis on helping diverse learners learn mathematics.
- Snapshot of a Lessonchapter-openers present part of an actual mathematics lesson. Video clips support many of the snapshots.
- Excerpts from the Standards and Expectations from the Principles and Standards for School Mathematicsare highlighted throughout this book, and Appendix A reproduces the Standards and Expectations in their entirety.
- In the Classroom Activitiesillustrate the kinds of activities you can use with children in relation to the topics of each chapter.
- Cultural Connectionssections highlight differences in the mathematical experiences and mathematical performance of students from different countries.
- Mathlinkspoint the way to the Web as a source for additional knowledge for the teacher and mathematical activities to use with children.
- Appendix Bprovides paper models for hands-on materials needed for many activity-based math lessons in elementary classrooms.
Also available from Wiley/Jossey-Bass Education
Teaching Elementary Mathematics: A Resource for Field Experiences, 3rd Edition
Nancy L. Smith, Diana V. Lambdin, Mary M. Lindquist, Robert E. Reys
Synopsis
This Seventh Edition reflects the latest changes in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. The first part provides a base for understanding the changing mathematics curriculum. The second part discusses teaching strategies, techniques and learning activities related to specific mathematical topics.
Synopsis
Covers computational alternatives, such as mental computation, estimation, written techniques, and calculators.
Emphasizes problem solving, the most important skill in mathematics.
Demonstrates effective classroom practices while providing a look into a variety of mathematical lessons at different grade levels.
Cites and discusses specific books that can be used to complement and supplement mathematics learning.
Synopsis
The new eighth edition of this successful book presents the tools to help children learn mathematical concepts and skills while utilizing important problem-solving techniques. In the process, it challenges the readers and further stimulates their interest in mathematics. The book is built around three main themes: helping children make sense of mathematics, incorporating field-experiences, and emphasizing major ideas detailed in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
Synopsis
Strategies, techniques, and activities for the changing mathematics curriculumChange is everywhere in elementary school mathematics––from new technology to changes driven by the federal No Child Left Behindact of 2001 and the landmark Principles and Standards for School Mathematics(2000). As a teacher of elementary school mathematics, you will experience these changes first-hand and have an opportunity to help lead the way.
Written by four experts in the field, Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 8th Editionis an up-to-date, balanced, and practical guide to current recommendations and practices for elementary school mathematics education. You’ll learn how to help children make sense of mathematics, use research to guide your teaching, and incorporate the Principles and Standards for School Mathematicsin your classroom.
Features of the 8th Edition:
- Includes a stronger emphasis on helping diverse learners learn mathematics.
- Snapshot of a Lessonchapter-openers present part of an actual mathematics lesson. Video clips support many of the snapshots.
- Excerpts from the Standards and Expectations from the Principles and Standards for School Mathematicsare highlighted throughout this book, and Appendix A reproduces the Standards and Expectations in their entirety.
- In the Classroom Activitiesillustrate the kinds of activities you can use with children in relation to the topics of each chapter.
- Cultural Connectionssections highlight differences in the mathematical experiences and mathematical performance of students from different countries.
- Mathlinkspoint the way to the Web as a source for additional knowledge for the teacher and mathematical activities to use with children.
- Appendix Bprovides paper models for hands-on materials needed for many activity-based math lessons in elementary classrooms.
Also available from Wiley/Jossey-Bass Education
Teaching Elementary Mathematics: A Resource for Field Experiences, 3rd Edition
Nancy L. Smith, Diana V. Lambdin, Mary M. Lindquist, Robert E. Reys