ERIC Number: ED405204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Math Materials: Resources To Support the NCTM Standards.
Perry, Phyllis J.
This book reinforces the outstanding work done by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in developing curriculum standards for students in kindergarten through fourth grade by discussing the 13 strands of mathematics and their implications for teachers and parents who work with students. It also provides some suggested resources within each of these 13 curricular strands that can assist teachers and parents in helping students to enjoy math and to increase the students' mathematical understandings. Books, manipulatives, games, kits, computer programs, videos, and other items have been included in the list of resources. Strands include mathematics as problem solving, mathematics as communication, mathematics as reasoning, mathematical connections, estimation, number sense and numeration, concepts of whole number operations, whole number computation, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, statistics and probability, fractions and decimals, and patterns and relationships. Each chapter focuses on a different strand and includes a brief discussion followed by a list of resources to help students grasp the appropriate concepts. The last two chapters contain a list of resources for use across the NCTM standards and addresses of publishers and suppliers. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Geometry, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Number Concepts, Probability, Problem Solving, Standards, Statistics, Thinking Skills
Teacher Ideas Press/Libraries Unlimited, P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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