Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally

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Longman, 1998 - Mathematics - 534 pages
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John 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 problem-solving 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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The calculator activities alone are worth the price of the book. This book should be required reading for anyone who teaches Mathematics in Elementary School. Van de Walle provides the rationale for a ... Read full review


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