A Problem Solving Approach To Mathematics For Elementary School Teachers by Rick Billstein

A Problem Solving Approach To Mathematics For Elementary School Teachers

byRick Billstein, Shlomo Libeskind, Johnny Lott

Hardcover | December 31, 2014

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The Gold Standard for the New Standards

A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers has always reflected the content and processes set forth in today’s new state mathematics standards and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In the Twelfth Edition, the authors have further tightened the connections to the CCSS and made them more explicit. This text not only helps students learn the math by promoting active learning and developing skills and concepts—it also provides an invaluable reference to future teachers by including professional development features and discussions of today’s standards.


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About The Author

Rick Billstein is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Montana. He has worked in mathematics teacher education at this university for over 40 years and his current research is in the areas of curriculum development and mathematics teacher education. He teaches courses for future teachers in the Mathematics Department. He se...

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Title:A Problem Solving Approach To Mathematics For Elementary School TeachersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:984 pages, 10.8 × 8.8 × 1.4 inPublished:December 31, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0321987292

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Problem Solving

1-1 Mathematics and Problem Solving

1-2 Explorations with Patterns and Algebraic Thinking


2. Introduction to Logic and Sets

2-1 Reasoning and Logic: An Introduction

2-2 Describing Sets

2-3 Other Set Operations and Their Properties


3. Numeration Systems and Whole Number Operations

3-1 Numeration Systems

3-2 Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers

3-3 Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers

3-4 Addition and Subtraction Algorithms, Mental Computation, and Estimation

3-5 Multiplication and Division Algorithms, Mental Computation, and Estimation


4. Number Theory

4-1 Divisibility

4-2 Prime and Composite Numbers

4-3 Greatest Common Divisor and Least Common Multiple


5. Integers

5-1 Addition and Subtraction of Integers

5-2 Multiplication and Division of Integers


6. Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning

6-1 The Set of Rational Numbers

6-2 Addition, Subtraction, and Estimation with Rational Numbers

6-3 Multiplication, Division, and Estimation with Rational Numbers

6-4 Proportional Reasoning


7. Rational Numbers as Decimals and Percents

7-1 Introduction to Finite Decimals

7-2 Operations on Decimals

7-3 Repeating Decimals

7-4 Percents and Interest


8. Real Numbers and Algebraic Thinking

8-1 Real Numbers

8-2 Variables

8-3 Equations

8-4 Functions

8-5 Equations in a Cartesian Coordinate System


9. Probability

9-1 Determining Probabilities

9-2 Multistage Experiments and Modeling Games

9-3 Simulations and Applications in Probability

9-4 Permutations and Combinations in Probability


10. Data Analysis/Statistics: An Introduction

10-1 Designing Experiments/Collecting Data

10-2 Displaying Data: Part I

10-3 Displaying Data: Part II

10-4 Measures of Central Tendency and Variation

10-5 Abuses of Statistics


11. Introductory Geometry

11-1 Basic Notions

11-2 Curves, Polygons, and Symmetry

11-3 More About Angles

11-4 Geometry in Three Dimensions


12. Congruence and Similarity with Constructions

12-1 Congruence Through Constructions

12-2 Additional Congruence Theorems

12-3 Additional Constructions

12-4 Similar Triangles and Other Similar Figures


13. Congruence and Similarity with Transformations

13-1 Translations and Rotations

13-2 Reflections and Glide Reflections

13-3 Dilations

13-4 Tessellations of the Plane


14. Area, Pythagorean Theorem, and Volume

14-1 Linear Measure

14-2 Areas of Polygons and Circles

14-3 The Pythagorean Theorem, Distance Formula, and Equation of a Circle

14-4 Surface Areas

14-5 Volume, Mass, and Temperature