ERIC Number: ED307110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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A Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Primary Grades.
Baroody, Arthur J.
This book was written as a tool to help teachers of prekindergarten to grade 3 make use of recent developments in the cognitive psychology of mathematical learning. Chapters included are: (1) "The Nature of Children's Mathematical Thinking"; (2) "Designing Effective Mathematics Instruction"; (3) "Oral Counting"; (4) "Numbering"; (5) "Numerical Relationships"; (6) "Informal Arithmetic"; (7) "Reading and Writing Symbols"; (8) "Concepts and Their Formal Representations"; (9) "Basic Number Combinations"; (10) "Base-Ten Place-Value Skills and Concepts"; (11) "Multidigit Mental Arithmetic"; (12) "Multidigit Written Calculation"; (13) "Geometry and Fractions"; (14) "Epilogue." Chapters 3-6 focus on informal mathematics, while chapters 7-12 focus on formal mathematics. Each chapter describes the learning patterns of the concepts or skills and then presents instructional activities. Suggested developmental sequences of skills and concepts of prekindergarten through grade 3 are appended. An extensive references is listed as well as an index of games and activities and an index of skills and concepts. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Teachers, Primary Education
Allyn and Bacon, 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02194 ($32.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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