Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: Geometry and Other Topics

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: Geometry and Other Topics

by Sybilla Beckmann

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321149145
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 8.74(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

1. Geometry.



Circles and Spheres.


Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons.

Constructions with Straightedge and Compass.

Polyhedra and Other Solid Shapes.

2. Geometry of Motion and Change.

Reflections, Translations, and Rotations.




3. Measurement and Geometry.

The Concept of Measurement.

Measurable Attributes.

Converting From One Unit of Measurement to Another.

The Moving and Combining Principles About Area.

The Pythagorean Theorem.

More Ways to Determine Areas.

Areas of Triangles.

Areas of Parallelograms.

Areas of Circles and the Number Pi.

How are Perimeter and Area Related?

Principles for Determining Volumes.

Volumes of Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids, and Cones.

Areas, Volumes, and Scaling.

4. Functions and Algebra.

Patterns, Sequences, Formulas, and Equations.


5. Statistics.

Designing Investigations and Gathering Data.

Displaying Data.

The Center of Data: Average and Median.

The Spread of Data: Percentiles, Range.

6. Probability.

Some Basic Principles of Probability.

Fraction Multiplication and Probability.

Appendix A: Cutouts for Exercises and Problems.

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