Mathwise: Teaching Mathematical Thinking and Problem Solving

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Overview

Mathwise, written especially for teachers in grades three through six, introduces teachers to a broad view of what it means for students to do mathematics. Arthur and Pamela Hyde explore the powerful kinds of mathematical thinking that students are capable of doing and offer exciting approaches, methods, and strategies for teaching that will foster this capability.

By building a bridge between students' lives and the key concepts of the curriculum, Mathwise helps teachers make mathematics a meaningful part of their students' world.

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“This is another in the excellent collection of books on teaching mathematics in elementary school recently published by Heinemann . . . The thoughtful classroom teacher seeking ideas for teaching mathematics in a problem-solving atmosphere will find this book a rich resource.”–The Mathematics Teacher
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435083113
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 5/20/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela R. Hyde, along with her husband and co-author Arthur Hyde, conduct workshops and staff development programs for elementary school teachers, where they help them discover for themselves the beauty and power of mathematics and the joy of helping children become successful problem solvers. Pam has taught pre-school and elementary grades in Pennsylvania and Illinois. She currently teaches third grade at the Willard Elementary School in River Forest, Illinois.

Arthur Hyde is the author or coauthor of the Heinemann titles Understanding Middle School Mathematics; Comprehending Math; Best Practice, Fourth Edition; and Mathwise. A professor of mathematics education at National-Louis University , he received its Excellence in Teaching award. While teaching high school mathematics in Philadelphia , he developed a variety of creative methods for teaching math. He also obtained a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Pennsylvania , where he later was Associate Director of Teacher Preparation. He continues to work frequently in elementary and middle school classrooms and conducts extensive professional development programs on mathematics and problem solving in Chicago and its surrounding school districts.

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