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A Message from the Author
Research in mathematics education has consistently found that understanding and skills are best developed when students are allowed to wrestle with new ideas, to create and defend solutions to problems, and to participate in a mathematical community of learners. This student-centered, problem-based approach to learning is a central theme of this book. Learning how best to help children believe that mathematics makes sense and that they themselves can make sense of mathematics is an exciting endeavor and a lifelong process. It requires the knowledge gained from research, the wisdom shared by professional colleagues, and the insightful ideas that come from your own daily experiences with students. I hope that this book will assist you on this fantastic journey.

Praise for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics
This is absolutely the best book on the market. No other book comes close.

–Sandra L. McCune, Stephen F. Austin University

I particularly like the emphasis on doing math more than one way (invented math) and the emphasis on problem solving. There is a wealth of resources and children’s books for students to use in their development of concepts.

–Carol Geller, Radford University

This text is not only a valuable tool in making sense of and encouraging the use of mathematics by preservice teachers, but also for those educators already in the field.

–Marilyn Nash, Indiana University South Bend

About the Author
John A. Van de Walle is Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University. As a mathematics education consultant, he regularly works with K—8 teachers and in elementaryschool classrooms and has taught mathematics to children at all levels, K—8. He is also a coauthor of the Scott Foresman, Addison Wesley Mathematics K,6 series.

Jennifer M. Bay-Williams has written a Field Experience Guide to accompany the text. Organized to cover all NCATE and NCTM standards and correlated to all chapters of the text, the Field Experience Guide is packed with field-based assignments and reproducible forms to record your experiences. The guide also includes additional activities for students, full-size versions of the Blackline Masters in the text, and 16 extended lesson plans written by John Van de Walle. For more information or to purchase a copy, visit and search for the ISBN (0-205-49314-9.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205483921
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/10/2006
  • Series: Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Teaching mathematics in the era of the NCTM standards 1
Ch. 2 Exploring what it means to do mathematics 12
Ch. 3 Developing understanding in mathematics 22
Ch. 4 Teaching through problem solving 37
Ch. 5 Planning in the problem-based classroom 61
Ch. 6 Building assessment into instruction 78
Ch. 7 Teaching mathematics equitably to all children 95
Ch. 8 Technology and school mathematics 107
Ch. 9 Developing early number concepts and number sense 120
Ch. 10 Developing meanings for the operations 143
Ch. 11 Helping children master the basic facts 165
Ch. 12 Whole-number place value development 187
Ch. 13 Strategies for whole-number computation 216
Ch. 14 Computational estimation with whole numbers 245
Ch. 15 Algebraic thinking : generalizations, patterns, and functions 259
Ch. 16 Developing fraction concepts 293
Ch. 17 Computation with fractions 316
Ch. 18 Decimal and percent concepts and decimal computation 333
Ch. 19 Proportional reasoning 353
Ch. 20 Developing measurement concepts 374
Ch. 21 Geometric thinking and geometric concepts 407
Ch. 22 Concepts of data analysis 452
Ch. 23 Exploring concepts of probability 475
Ch. 24 Developing concepts of exponents, integers, and real numbers 492
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    I have used this book for years with my preservice education students and not one semester has gone by without the majority of my students saying 'this is the one book I would even think of selling'. I have also found teachers (former students of mine) who were once in my classroom tell me that they use this book as one of their daily tools in the classroom.

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    A must have book for both in-service and pre-service teachers. A great resource to help a teacher understand the developmental trajectory of a mathematical concept. If you have a student who is not understanding a concept, you can use this book to better understand the developmental hierarchy of skills so they can grow in their mathematical understanding. It also has great activities to support their learning.

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