Understanding Number & Operations: Math for Parents, Teachers and Tutors

Understanding Number & Operations: Math for Parents, Teachers and Tutors

by David Thomas, Cynthia Thomas


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Understanding Number & Operations is for parents, teachers & tutors who believe that school mathematics should encompass more than vocabulary, notation, and computational skills. It must also foster curiosity, encourage persistence, structure discourse, and facilitate discovery, problem-solving, critical thinking, and proof. For that to happen, mathematics education must be about more than "how"; it must also be about "why". This book was written for adults who want to help students make the most empowering discovery of all, that they are capable of authentic mathematical inquiry, discovery, and reasoning. Understanding Number & Operations is not a step-by-step "how to" guide for parents of students in different grades. It is food for thought for adults seeking deeper insights into the foundations of arithmetic and number theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781663504784
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 05/20/2020
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Dr. David A. Thomas and Dr. Cynthia S. Thomas are semi-retired mathematics educators interested in K-12 mathematics teacher preparation, enhancement, and mathematics technology implementation. They welcome inquiries from individuals, school districts, and universities engaged in mathematics education. During their careers they
• Taught at the intermediate, middle, high school, & university levels
• Won and directed ~$7 M in grants & contracts for mathematics education projects
• Gave 100+ presentations at mathematics education meetings
• Published scores of proceedings papers, scholarly articles, and books
• Won prestigious state and national teaching and R&D awards

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