This leading K-8 math methods book has the most coverage of the NCTM standards, the strongest coverage of middle school mathematics, and the highest student approval of any math methods book currently available.Elementary and Middle School Mathematics provides an unparalleled depth of ideas and discussion to help readers develop a real understanding of the mathematics they teach. John Van de Walle, one of the foremost experts on how children learn mathematics, finds that 80 percent of the students who purchase this book keep it for reference when they begin their professional teaching careers. This book reflects the NCTM Principles and Standards and the benefits of constructivist-or student-centered-mathematics instruction. Improvements for the sixth edition include sections on planning for a diverse classroom and a completely new section addressing planning in a classroom where there are English language learners.
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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally.
For use in Elementary Mathematics Methods or Middle School Mathematics Methods courses (covers Pre-K-8) Guide teachers to help all Pre-K-8 learners make sense of math Written by leaders in the field, Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally helps teacher candidates develop a real understanding of the mathematics they will teach and the most effective methods of teaching Pre-K-8 math topics. This text reflects the Common Core State Standards and NCTM’s Principles to Actions, as well as current research. Emphasis is placed on teaching math conceptually, in a problem-based, developmentally appropriate manner that supports the learning needs of all students. Pause and Reflect prompts and Activities engage pre-service teachers as they bolster their own knowledge of the math. Classroom videos and examples of real student work allow teacher candidates to visualize good mathematics instruction and assessment. An important reference to consult throughout a teaching career, this book helps teachers and their students experience the excitement that happens when math makes sense. Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with embedded video, assessments, and clickable Activity Sheets and Blackline Masters. The Enhanced Pearson eText is also available without a print version of the textbook.
"Field experiences vary greatly from institution to institution. The field experiences offered in this book were designed to respond to both the variety of teacher preparation programs and the NCATE recommendation that students have the opportunity to engage in diverse activities. In addition, NCATE states that teacher candidates reflect a thorough knowledge of teaching based on professional standards." -- Publisher's website.
Learning through problem solving is another major theme of this book. Students solve problems not just to apply mathematics, but also to learn new mathematics. Effective problems will take into account where students are, the problematic or engaging aspect of the problem must be due to the mathematics that the students are to learn and not be diluted by non-mathematical activities such as cutting or pasting, and the problem must require justifications and explanations for answers and methods. Learning then becomes an outcome of the problem solving process. The book also addresses in more detail than any other book on the market the effect that the trends of standards-based education, increased pressure to test, and increased teacher accountability have had on teaching mathematics.
For Elementary Mathematics Methods or Middle School Mathematics Methods Covers preK-8 Written by leaders in the field, this best-selling book will guide teachers as they help all PreK-8 learners make sense of math by supporting their own mathematical understanding and cultivating effective planning and instruction. Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally provides an unparalleled depth of ideas and discussion to help teachers develop a real understanding of the mathematics they will teach and the most effective methods of teaching the various mathematics topics. This text reflects the NCTM and Common Core State Standards and the benefits of problem-based mathematics instruction. It is structured for maximum flexibility, offering 23 chapters that may be mixed and matched to fit any course or teaching approach. This comprehensive, practical text offers readers a strong theoretical perspective reflecting the most current research on how students learn mathematics, ways to best teach it, and many problem-based activities to engage students. An important reference to consult throughout a teaching career, Van de Walle, Karp and Bay-William’s book helps teachers and their preK-8 students find the excitement that happens when mathematics makes sense.
This book is designed for elementary and middle school mathematics methods courses and for K-8 mathematics teacher professional development programs. It describes a new cognitive mathematics teaching and learning method: Model-Strategy-Application (MSA) approach. The aim of this book is to help pre-service and in-service teachers develop deep pedagogical content knowledge in a structured and systematic manner and supports them in teaching mathematics and assessing student thinking effectively. The book focuses on developing students' mathematics proficiency in the three components of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and competence in word problem solving through the MSA approach in every content area. To help students learn a mathematics concept with deep understanding, a variety of concrete or visual models are developed to address the mathematics concept; to build fluency in procedure and computation corresponding to the concept, various computational strategies including basic and specific techniques are developed; to learn how to apply the conceptual understanding and strategies to word problem solving, applications of different types and levels of word problems are introduced.
The goal of Visualizing Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Methods is to teach mathematics in a way that excites and motivates readers, with an accessible format that serves as an introduction to the teaching of mathematics. This text, in partnership with National Geographic, is designed to present mathematics content and pedagogy in a fresh new way. This unique approach, while maintaining necessary rigor, provides the opportunity to set aside previous beliefs about mathematics and to learn concepts and pedagogy from a new perspective. The structure of Visualizing Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Methods is similar to the format of other methods texts, however, it has many unique features that are designed to be engaging and make the text relevant for readers. It begins with a brief summary of the history of mathematics. Diversity is integrated into the content of every chapter, through Multicultural Perspectives in Mathematics. Several chapters include Virtual Classroom Observation Videos.