Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally / Edition 6by John A. Van de Walle
Pub. Date: 02/10/2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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
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 www.ablongman.com and search for the ISBN (0-205-49314-9.
Table of Contents
Teaching Mathematics in the Era of the NCTM Standards
Exploring What It Means to Do Mathematics
Developing Understanding in Mathematics
Teaching Through Problem Solving
Planning in the Problem-Based Classroom
Building Assessment into Instruction
Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Children
Technology and School Mathematics
Developing Early Number Concepts
and Number Sense
Developing Meanings for the Operations
Helping Children Master the Basic Facts
Whole-Number Place-Value Development
Strategies for Whole-Number Computation
Computational Estimation with Whole Numbers
Algebraic Thinking: Generalizations, Patterns, and Functions
Developing Fraction Concepts
Computation with Fractions
Decimal and Percent Concepts and Decimal Computation
Developing Measurement Concepts
Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts
Concepts of Data Analysis
Exploring Concepts of Probability
DevelopingConcepts of Exponents,
Integers, and Real Numbers
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics: Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations
Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics: Teaching Standards
Guide to Blackline Masters
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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.