Help students make sense of mathematics
Rather than merely discussing how to improve students ability to do mathematics, this fifth edition focuses on helping them make sense of mathematics. Based on research on the functioning of the mind as it engages in learning, the text supports teachers as they promote mathematical understanding, strengthen students abilities to think, and help students to attain computational fluency.
A rich collection of ready-to-use learning activitiesFully integrated language and intent of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (PSSM).A greater emphasis on problem solving and higher-level thinking A greater focus on teaching mathematics to diverse learnersDescriptions of a variety of promising and effective mathematics programs for the K 8 levels
1. Preparing to Teach Mathematics 2. Children and Mathematics 3. Organizing for Mathematics Instruction 4. Reasoning, Solving, Posing and Extended Problems 5. Attaching Meaning to Numbers 6. Teaching and Learning Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers and Integers 7. Teaching and Learning Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers and Integers 8. Attaching Meaning to Rational Numbers 9. Teaching and Learning Operations with Rational Numbers 10. Teaching and Learning Algebra 11. Teaching and Learning Geometry 12. Teaching and Learning Measurement 13. Teaching and Learning Data Analysis and Probability Appendix A Suppliers of Manipulative Materials, Books, Calculators, and Computer Software Appendix B Blackline Masters Index