Elementary And Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Fourth Canadian Edition

Paperback | July 27, 2015

byJohn A. Van De Walle, Karen S. Karp, Jennifer M. Bay-williams

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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics guides both new and experienced teachers through a basic understanding of mathematics and problem solving, and encourages them to think about their own perceptions and misconceptions about mathematics. As well, it addresses potential pitfalls, and demonstrates how teachers can foster a favourable learning environment for their students.

The text covers concepts and procedures specific to mathematical topics encountered in grades K–8, using real experiences and assessment techniques to address the foundations of how children learn. The previous edition’s focus on teaching through problem solving now takes a broader focus on mathematical inquiry through rich tasks and classroom discourse.

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Note: This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText, or an electronic book.   Elementary and Middle School Mathematics guides both new and experienced teachers through a basic understanding of mathematics and problem solving, and encourages them to think about their own perceptions and misconceptions ab...

John A. Van de Walle was a professor emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a mathematics education consultant who regularly gave professional development workshops for K—8 teachers in the United States and Canada. He visited and taught in elementary school classrooms and worked with teachers to implement student-centered...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:11 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 27, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I Foundations of Teaching Mathematics

Chapter 1 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the 21st Century
Chapter 2 Exploring What It Means to Know and Do Mathematics
Chapter 3 Mathematical Inquiry through Rich Tasks and Classroom Discourse
Chapter 4 Preparing to Teach and Planning for Mathematics Learning
Chapter 5 Blending Teaching and Assessment
Chapter 6 Teaching Mathematics for All Learners
Chapter 7 Tools for Learning Mathematics

Section II Development of Mathematical Concepts and Procedures

Chapter 8 Developing Early Number Concepts and Number Sense
Chapter 9 Developing Meanings for the Operations
Chapter 10 Helping Students Master the Basic Facts
Chapter 11 Developing Whole-Number Place-Value Concepts
Chapter 12 Developing Strategies for Addition and Subtraction Computation
Chapter 13 Developing Strategies for Multiplication and Division Computation
Chapter 14 Algebraic Thinking: Generalizations, Patterns, and Functions
Chapter 15 Developing Fraction Concepts
Chapter 16 Developing Strategies for Fraction Computation
Chapter 17 Developing Concepts of Decimals and Percents
Chapter 18 Proportional Reasoning
Chapter 19 Developing Measurement Concepts
Chapter 20 Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts
Chapter 21 Developing Concepts of Data Analysis
Chapter 22 Exploring Concepts of Probability
Chapter 23 Developing Concepts of Exponents, Integers, and Real Numbers

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I strongly feel this is a book that all teachers across Ontario should be using. I wish the Ministry would adopt it, and require teachers to use this. I will definitely be promoting this text to all the teachers I know and visit when I am out travelling to schools. ~Jayne Asselin, Fleming College Drawing on the author’s extensive experience as a math educator, his book inspires the teachers and parents who want children to excel in learning. Now, the revised chapters are more consistent with the curriculum in Canada...The content is not only easy to read but also full of concrete examples of teaching strategies, as well as real-life case examples related to aboriginal tradition and other cultures. ~Nahid Golafshani, Laurentian University I am quite fascinated with the new view about mathematics being a way of thinking and seeing. Also I liked the emphasis on the process of inquiring into situations and using mathematical ways of thinking. It definitely redefines the mathematics and the whole teaching learning process in a good sense. ~Harpreet Kaur, Simon Fraser University These [new] chapters are current and even leading-edge with regard to teaching/learning Elementary mathematics. ~Wendy Klassen, UBC Okanagan