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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, 8th Edition

By John A. Van de Walle, Karen S. Karp, Jennifer M. Bay-Williams

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 31, 2011


Written by leaders in the field, this best-selling book will guide teachers as they help all Pre-K — 8 learners make sense of math by supporting their own mathematical understanding and effective planning and instruction. 


Elementary and Middle School MathematicsTeaching Developmentallywas written to help teacher candidates and practicing teachers understand mathematics and become more confident in their ability to teach the subject to children in pre-K through eighth grade. Structured for easy reference, offering 23 chapters reflecting the latest research to consult throughout one’s teaching career, the revised edition infuses NCTM and Common Core State Standards with the benefits of problem-based mathematics instruction.


The Eighth Edition better prepares teachers to teach mathematics to all learners by including new strategies for English language learners and students with disabilities. The amount of coverage relating to mathematics in early childhood has been increased. More activities infusing technology and samples of authentic student work are introduced. Increased emphasis on formative assessment, showcased with an icon and notes throughout, guide teachers to master this difficult practice.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Teaching Mathematics: Foundations and Perspectives


Chapter 1 Teaching Mathematics in the 21st Century                

Chapter 2 Exploring What it Means to Know and Do Mathematics

Chapter 3 Teaching through Problem Solving

Chapter 4 Planning in the Problem-Based Classroom

Chapter 5 Building Assessment into Instruction

Chapter 6 Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Children

Chapter 7 Using Technological Tools to Teach Mathematics


Section 2: Development of Mathematical Concepts and Procedures


Chapter 8 Developing Early Number Concepts and Number Sense

Chapter 9 Developing Meanings for the Operations

Chapter 10 Helping Students Master the Basic Facts

Chapter 11 Developing Whole-Number Place-Value Concepts

Chapter 12 Developing Strategies for Addition and Subtraction Computation

Chapter 13 Developing Strategies for Multiplication and Division Computation

Chapter 14 Algebraic Thinking: Generalizations, Patterns, and Functions

Chapter 15 Developing Fraction Concepts

Chapter 16 Developing Strategies for Fraction Computation

Chapter 17 Developing Concepts of Decimals and Percents

Chapter 18 Proportional Reasoning

Chapter 19 Developing Measurement Concepts

Chapter 20 Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts

Chapter 21 Developing Concepts of Data Analysis

Chapter 22 Exploring Concepts of Probability

Chapter 23 Developing Concepts of Exponents, Integers, and Real Numbers


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  • Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach, 5th Edition
    Ralph Martin, Colleen Sexton, Teresa Franklin, Jack Gerlovich, Dennis McElroy
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    Jana J. Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt, Deborah J. Short

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