Diversifying Mathematics Teaching: Advanced Educational Content and Methods for Prospective Elementary Teachers by Sergei Abramovich

Diversifying Mathematics Teaching: Advanced Educational Content and Methods for Prospective…

bySergei Abramovich

Kobo ebook | February 24, 2017

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The book is written to enhance the preparation of elementary teacher candidates by offering teaching ideas conducive to the development of deep understanding of concepts fundamental to the mathematics curriculum they are to teach. It intends to show how the diversity of teaching methods stems from the knowledge of mathematics content and how the appreciation of this diversity opens a window to the teaching of extended content.

The book includes material that the author would have shared with teacher candidates should there have been more instructional time than a 3 credit hour master's level course, "Elementary Mathematics: Content and Methods", provides. Thus the book can supplement a basic textbook for such a course by extending content and diversifying methods.

Also, the book can support graduate level mathematics education programs which have problem-solving seminars/courses in their curriculum. The book is well-informed with (available in English) the mathematical standards and recommendations for teachers from Australia, Canada, Chile, England, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States.

Contents:

  • Preface
  • Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Standards, Recommendations and Teacher Candidates' Perspectives
  • Counting Techniques
  • Counting and Reasoning with Manipulative Materials
  • We Write What We See (W4S) Principle
  • Partitioning Integers into Like Summands
  • Hidden Curriculum of Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Informal Geometry
  • Probability as a Blend of Theory and Experiment
  • Using Counter-Examples in the Teaching of Elementary Mathematics
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Readership: Mathematics teachers, practicing teachers of elementary mathematics.
Key Features:

  • The ideas of the book were developed by the author through teaching elementary mathematics content and methods to teacher candidates of the United States and Canada
  • The book demonstrates various uses of manipulative materials and the importance of an experimental component in the teaching of elementary mathematics
  • The book includes the author's analysis of solicited reflections by teacher candidates on the international mathematics standards and teaching ideas they experience as they prepare to become teachers of young children
Title:Diversifying Mathematics Teaching: Advanced Educational Content and Methods for Prospective…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 24, 2017Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813206896

ISBN - 13:9789813206892

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