**ERIC Number:**ED286753

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1988

**Pages:**485

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**ISBN:**ISBN-0-205-11076-2

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Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-8. Research Based Methods.

Post, Thomas R., Ed.

This book attempts to integrate many of the major and recent research findings in mathematics education into a practical guide to mathematics teaching. It includes a variety of ideas and activities for the prospective and in-service teacher of elementary and junior high school mathematics. The book contains chapters on: (1) the nature of mathematics learning; (2) planning for mathematics instruction; (3) problem solving; (4) foundational ideas in teaching about measure; (5) arithmetic operations on whole numbers (addition and subtraction); (6) arithmetic operations on whole numbers (addition and division); (7) geometry and visual thinking; (8) estimation; (9) ratios and proportional thinking; (10) developing relationships among mathematics and other subjects (an interdisciplinary approach); (11) teaching rational number and decimal concepts; (12) calculators and computers; (13) moving to algebraic thought; (14) girls, boys, and mathematics; and (15) mathematical evaluation and remediation. (TW)

Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Research Utilization, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods

Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 7 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02159 ($35.00).

**Publication Type:**Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Practitioners

**Language:**English

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