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Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools: A Learner-Centered Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By George S. Cathcart, Yvonne M. Pothier, James H. Vance, Nadine S. Bezuk

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 21, 2010

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The first textbook to show readers how NCTM Principles and Standards drive mathematics instruction, Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools, Fifth Edition, encourages a learner-centered approach to instruction.


This text promotes a learner-centered approach to teaching elementary and middle school mathematics by having the reader examine how children think and communicate and link that knowledge to developmentally appropriate teaching practices.  A strong focus on NCTM Standards and developing critical tools necessary for meeting the individual needs of students ensures all students and all teacher can be successful with math.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 Teaching Mathematics: Influences and Directives

Chapter 2 Learning and Teaching Mathematics

Chapter 3 Developing Mathematical Thinking and Problem-Solving Ability

Chapter 4 Assessing Mathematics Understanding

Chapter 5 Developing Number Concepts

Chapter 6 Developing Understanding of Numeration

Chapter 7 Developing Whole-Number Operations:Meaning of Operations

Chapter 8 Developing Whole Number Operations: Mastering the Basic Facts

Chapter 9 Estimation and Computational Procedures for Whole Numbers

Chapter 10 Developing Fraction Concepts

Chapter 11 Developing Fraction Computation

Chapter 12 Developing Decimal Concepts and Computation

Chapter 13 Understanding Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Chapter 14 Developing Geometric Thinking and Spatial Sense

Chapter 15 Developing Measurement Concepts and Skills

Chapter 16 Collecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Data

Chapter 17 Developing Algebraic Thinking


Appendix A Children's Literature Resources

Appendix B Guide to Blackline Masters

Perforated Manipulatives

1-3 Fraction Circles

4 Tangram


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Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Schools: A Learner-Centered Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition
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$74.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-500313-8