Math matters: understanding the math you teach, grades K-6
The goal of Math Matters is to help teachers deepen their understanding of the mathematics they are required to teach. Chapin and Johnson have written a powerful book that presents a concise description of the big mathematical ideas one encounters in the elementary grades.
Each of the book's thirteen chapters focuses on an important math topic, including number sense, computation, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, and more. Interspersed throughout each chapter are many activities that bring to life the mathematical information presented. Following each activity is a thorough discussion of the mathematics involved (including the answer!), as well as information about how the particular math idea fits into the larger framework of elementary school mathematics.
Math Matters is an important, exciting, and accessible reference that serves all who teach K -- 6 mathematics -- preservice teachers as well as new and experienced teachers.
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