Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach, Grades K-8

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Math Solutions Publications, 2006 - Education - 358 pages
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Math Matters, first published in 2000, quickly became an invaluable resource for math educators nationwide, helping them clarify their own understanding of the math concepts they were required to teach. This important book contains activities and discussions on key elementary topics such as whole number computation, fractions, algebra, geometry, and measurement. The book's scope has now been expanded to address key topics in the middle school math curriculum as well, including sections on integers, exponents, similarity, the Pythagorean Theorem, and more. Other new features include a new chapter on ratios and rates; a significantly expanded chapter on algebra; an appendix of relevant Web sites; and questions for reflection and discussion. Math matters is an essential and accessible book that serves all who teach or who are about to teach K-8 mathematics, experienced instructors, as well as those just starting out.

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Contents

Computation
31
Addition and Subtraction
55
Multiplication and Division
76
Copyright

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Dr. Art Johnson has had a wide range of experience in mathematics education. He taught middle and high school mathematics for over thirty years before moving to Boston University. While at Boston University, Dr. Johnson taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics education. He is presently a professor of mathematics for Metropolitan College at Boston University. Dr. Johnson has written over forty books and twenty-five journal articles that span many topics in mathematics education, from mathematics history and geometry to manipulatives and English language learners.

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