## Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools: A Learner-centered ApproachFor Mathematics Methods in Elementary School courses. The first methods textbook to show readers how NCTM Principles and Standards drive mathematics instruction is now the first to take you right into the math classroom to examine children's reasoning and see its implications for teaching. This thoroughly revised edition illustrates how to create a learner-centered classroom that allows the reader to nurture a child's ability to communicate mathematical thinking and link that knowledge to developmentally appropriate teaching practices. A strong focus on NCTM Standards, developing tools for teaching, and its manageable length ensures readers will use this book as a reference well into their first years of teaching. Connecting to the Standards sections use the Annenberg/CPB videos and IMAP CD clips to demonstrate how to teach to the NCTM content and process standards. Illustrates for readers how to easily integrate daily classroom implementation of the NCTM content and process standards to meet state and school district mandates. Standards Matrix tables open each chapter clearly outlining the developmentally appropriate standards each chapter covers. and use a basis for portfolio development, and a rich reference resource for their first classroom. Standards Links - connect the NCTM Standards to the mathematical concepts addressed in the text Readers become familiar with standards accountability that will assist them in lesson planning. Manipulatives are now located in the back of every copy of the book and available online |

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Inﬂuences and Directions | 1 |

Leaming and Teaching Mathematics | 15 |

Connecting with the Standards | 16 |

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