Making Math Meaningful, Third Edition: Print Book

Paperback | December 22, 2015

byMarian Small

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Many teachers who teach at the K-8 level have not had the luxury of specialist training in mathematics, yet are expected to teach an increasingly sophisticated curriculum to an increasingly diverse student population in a climate where there are heightened public expectations. Making Math Meaningful, 3rd Edition is designed to support you in teaching mathematics in the Canadian K-8 classroom by providing you with insight into how to make mathematics make sense to students and how to capture their interest. Author Marian Small combines her wealth of research and practical experience to give you the confidence to teach mathematics with a student-centered, problem-solving approach. You will be better able to let students explore because you will have a deeper understanding of the mathematics, which will make it easier for you to deal with students' varied ideas.You will be better able to focus discussion in your classroom because you will be more aware of possible misconceptions and of what aspects of the mathematics are worthy of development. You will also be better able to critically evaluate other people's ideas about how to approach mathematics instruction because you will be starting with a well-founded base of knowledge. More than that, this text can serve as a resource to which you will return again and again when you are ready to focus on particular content or particular strategies.

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Many teachers who teach at the K-8 level have not had the luxury of specialist training in mathematics, yet are expected to teach an increasingly sophisticated curriculum to an increasingly diverse student population in a climate where there are heightened public expectations. Making Math Meaningful, 3rd Edition is designed to support ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 10.81 × 8.41 × 0.88 inPublished:December 22, 2015Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:017658255X

ISBN - 13:9780176582555

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: How Students Learn Math and What Math We Want Them to LearnChapter 2: Focusing Instruction on Big Ideas and Mathematical ProcessesChapter 3: Assessment and EvaluationChapter 4: Planning InstructionChapter 5: A Focus on Problem SolvingChapter 6: A Focus on CommunicationChapter 7: Early NumbersChapter 8: Early OperationsChapter 9: Developing Fact FluencyChapter 10: Representing Larger Whole NumbersChapter 11: Estimation and Calculation Strategies with Larger Whole NumbersChapter 12: FractionsChapter 13: DecimalsChapter 14: Ration and ProportionChapter 15: Extending the Number System to Negative and Irrational NumbersChapter 16: Patterns and AlgebraChapter 17: 3-D and 2-D ShapesChapter 18: Location and MovementChapter 19: The Nature of Measurement, and a Focus on Length and AreaChapter 20: Capacity, Volume, Mass, Time, Temperature, and AnglesChapter 21: DataChapter 22: Probability