Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching DevelopmentallyJohn A. Van de Walle has written a book that helps readers make sense of mathematics and become confident in their ability to teach mathematics to children K to 8. Elementatry and Middle School Mathematics consists of 16 chapters reflecting the view that all mathematics can be taught through a problemsolving approach that motivates children and builds their confidence as they learn. This book thoroughly discusses the new standards and clearly develops four key aspects of teaching mathematics: the nature of mathematics as a science of pattern and order; an understanding of how children learn mathematics; a problem solving view of teaching mathematics; and specific methods for integrating assessment with instruction. Simple yet effective classroom activities are woven throughout the chapters as well as suggestions for technology and literature. 
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User Review  Patty  GoodreadsThe absolute best resource for "best practices" and content in mathematics. My dream would be that all math educators embraced and delivered instruction according to J Van de Walle. Read full review
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User Review  Mary Christensencooper  GoodreadsI got to see Van de Walle speak at the Colorado Council for Teachers of Math conference, and he was amazing. Such a great leader in reform math education. Read full review
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REFLECTIONS AND DIRECTIONS  3 
Exploring What It Means  10 
Chapter  12 
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