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