Adding It Up:: Helping Children Learn Mathematics (Google eBook)
National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education, Mathematics Learning Study Committee
National Academies Press, Nov 13, 2001 - Education - 480 pages
Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years.
The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning:
The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics.
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Looking at Mathematics and Learning
The State of School Mathematics in the United States
What Is There to Know?
The Strands of Mathematical Proficiency
The Mathematical Knowledge Children Bring to School
Developing Proficiency with Whole Numbers
Developing Proficiency with Other Numbers
Developing Mathematical Proficiency Beyond Number
Teaching for Mathematical Proficiency
Developing Proficiency in Teaching Mathematics
Conclusions and Recommendations