Helping Children Learn Mathematics / Edition 9

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Now in its ninth edition, this book helps equip teachers with the necessary skills, strategies, and activities that are essential for them to have when they are in their own elementary math classes. It incorporates the latest NCTM Curriculum Focal Points as well as the latest guidelines from professional organizations, such as the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics. The In the Classroom feature now includes masters of materials, games boards, and more on the accompanying Web site. Examples of authentic artifacts from real classrooms with analysis questions are presented. A new chapter on number theory is also included for teachers, which examines topics that are now emphasized in many of the states’ standards for elementary students.

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Divided into two main parts, this text for instructors first provides a base for understanding the changing mathematics curriculum and how children learn it, with guidelines for planning and evaluation, problem-solving and assessment. The second part discusses teaching strategies, techniques, and learning activities related to specific mathematical topics, emphasizing the use of models and materials to develop concepts. Good, one-color graphics, charts, and tables. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
New edition of a text designed to help elementary school mathematics teachers impart concepts, skills, and problem-solving techniques to children. In the first five chapters, Reys (U. of Missouri), Mary M. Lindquist (Columbus State U.), Diana V. Lambdin (Indiana U.), Nancy L. Smith (Emporia State U.) and Marilyn N. Suydam( The Ohio State U). provide a base for understanding the changing curriculum and how children learn mathematics. They offer guidelines for planning and evaluating instruction, and direct attention to problem solving and assessment. Subsequent chapters cover teaching strategies, techniques, and learning activities related to specific topics, emphasizing the use of models and materials to develop understanding and concepts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470403068
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,065,155
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert E. Reys is currently Professor of Math Education at the University of Missouri.  He received his B.S. in Education and his M.A. in Mathematics, both from Central Missouri State University.  He also received his Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Missouri.  Reys has been on the University of Missouri faculty since 1966. He has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate mathematics education courses and has served as advisor for more than 400 secondary mathematics majors, 100 MEd and 30 PhD students in mathematics education. Reys has also served as visiting professor at the University of Georgia, Fulbright Research/Lecturer in Mexico during 1989-90); University of Tsukuba (Japan; 1991-92) and a Fulbright Research/Lecturer in Sweden (1995). He was a visiting summer professor at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the University of Regina (Canada). During the last ten years Reys has conducted workshops and seminars for teachers/researchers on mathematical topics from elementary to secondary school throughout the United States, and several countries including Australia, Canada, Cyprus, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Taiwan and Yemen.
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Table of Contents

1. School Mathematics in a Changing World

2. Helping Children Learn Mathematics with Understanding

3. Planning and Teaching

4. Assessment: Enhanced Learning and Teaching

5. Processes of Doing Mathematics

6. Helping Children with Problem Solving

7. Counting and Number Sense in Early Childhood and Primary Grades

8.  Extending Number Sense: Place Value

9. Operations: Meaning and Basic Facts

10. Computation Methods: Calculators, Mental Computation, and Estimation

11. Standard and Alternative Computational Algorithms

12. Fractions and Decimals: Meanings and Operations

13. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent: Meanings and Applications

14. Algebraic Thinking

15. Geometry

16. Measurement

17. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

18. Number Theory

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