**ERIC Number:**ED417130

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1998

**Pages:**565

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**ISBN:**ISBN-0-8013-1866-1

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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally. Third Edition.

Van de Walle, John A.

The goal of this book is to help students make sense of mathematics and become confident in their ability to do so. Section 1: "Foundations of Teaching Mathematics," includes chapters entitled: (1) "Teaching Mathematics: Reflections and Directions"; (2) "Exploring What It Means to Do Mathematics"; (3) "Developing Understanding in Mathematics"; (4) "Teaching through Problem Solving"; and (5) "Building Assessment into Instruction." Section 2: "Development of Mathematical Concepts and Procedures"; (6) "Developing Number Concepts and Number Sense"; (7) "Developing Meanings for the Operations"; (8) "Helping Children Master the Basic Facts"; (9) "Whole-Number Place-Value Development"; (10) "Mental Computation and Estimation"; (11) "Pencil-and-Paper Computation with Whole Numbers"; (12)"Developing Fraction Concepts"; (13) "Computation with Fractions"; (14) "Decimal and Percent Concepts and Decimal Computation"; (15) "Developing Concepts of Ratio and Proportion"; (16) "Developing Measurement Concepts"; (17) "Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts"; (18) "Logical Reasoning: Attribute and Pattern Activities"; (19) "Exploring Concepts of Probability and Statistics"; (20) "Preparing for Algebra"; and (21) "Functions and Variables." Section 3 includes chapters entitled (22) "Planning for Effective Instruction"; (23) "Teaching All Children Mathematics"; and (24) "Technology and School Mathematics." Includes Appendix A: Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics, Appendix B: Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics. (Contains 426 references, an index and Blackline Masters and Materials Construction Tips.) (LH)

Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Calculators, Class Organization, Classroom Techniques, Computation, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Fractions, Functions (Mathematics), Geometry, Higher Education, Junior High Schools, Logical Thinking, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Middle Schools, Pattern Recognition, Probability, Ratios (Mathematics), Standards, Technology, Word Problems (Mathematics)

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

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**Language:**English

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