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  Dani  GoodreadsWhat a stupendous textbook and reference material. It is not only provides fundamental pedagogy on how math is taught and learned, but it also has chapters how to best approach specific subjects ... Read full review
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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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REFLECTIONS AND DIRECTIONS  3 
Exploring What It Means  10 
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