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Helping Children Learn Mathematics

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Strategies, techniques, and activities for the changing mathematics curriculum

Change is everywhere in elementary school mathematics––from new technology to changes driven by the federal No Child Left Behind act of 2001 and the landmark Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000). As a teacher of elementary school mathematics, you will experience these changes first-hand and have an opportunity to help lead the way.

Written by four experts in the field, Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 8th Edition is an up-to-date, balanced, and practical guide to current recommendations and practices for elementary school mathematics education. You’ll learn how to help children make sense of mathematics, use research to guide your teaching, and incorporate the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics in your classroom. 

Features of the 8th Edition:

  • Includes a stronger emphasis on helping diverse learners learn mathematics.
  • Snapshot of a Lesson chapter-openers present part of an actual mathematics lesson. Video clips support many of the snapshots.
  • Excerpts from the Standards and Expectations from the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics are highlighted throughout this book, and Appendix A reproduces the Standards and Expectations in their entirety.
  • In the Classroom Activities illustrate the kinds of activities you can use with children in relation to the topics of each chapter.
  • Cultural Connections sections highlight differences in the mathematical experiences and mathematical performance of students from different countries.
  • Mathlinks point the way to the Web as a source for additional knowledge for the teacher and mathematical activities to use with children.
  • Appendix B provides paper models for hands-on materials needed for many activity-based math lessons in elementary classrooms.

 Also available from Wiley/Jossey-Bass Education

Teaching Elementary Mathematics: A Resource for Field Experiences, 3rd Edition
Nancy L. Smith, Diana V. Lambdin, Mary M. Lindquist, Robert E. Reys
ISBN: 0-470-04516-7

Provides a wealth of materials to use in observing, interviewing, teaching, and reflection in K-8 classrooms.

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Table of Contents

1. Teaching Mathematics in a Changing World. 2. Learning Mathematics with Understanding. 3.Teaching: Your Role. 4. Assessment: Enhanced Learning and Teaching. 5. Process of Doing Mathematics. 6. Helping Children with Problem Solving. 7. Beginning Number Sense: Counting and Early Benchmarks. 8. Extending Number Sense: Place Value. 9. Operatins: Meanings and Basic Facts. 10. Computational Tools: Calculators, Mental Computation, and Estimation. 11. Standard and Alternative Computational Algorithms. 12. Fractions and Decimals: Meanings and Operations. 13. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent: Meanings and Applications. 14. Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Thinking. 15. Geometry. 16. Measurement. 17. Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability. Appendix A: Standards and Expectations National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2000. Appendix B: Masters. Index.

About the Author

Robert E. Reys is currently Professor of Math Education at the University of Missouri. He received his B.S. in Education and his M.A. in Mathematics, both from Central Missouri State University. He also received his Ed.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Missouri. Reys has been on the University of Missouri faculty since 1966. He has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate mathematics education courses and has served as advisor for more than 400 secondary mathematics majors, 100 MEd and 30 PhD students in mathematics education. Reys has also served as visiting professor at the University of Georgia, Fulbright Research/Lecturer in Mexico during 1989-90); University of Tsukuba (Japan; 1991-92) and a Fulbright Research/Lecturer in Sweden (1995). He was a visiting summer professor at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the University of Regina (Canada). During the last ten years Reys has conducted workshops and seminars for teachers/researchers on mathematical topics from elementary to secondary school throughout the United States, and several countries including Australia, Canada, Cyprus, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Taiwan and Yemen.

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