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Wright, Robert J.; Ellemor-Collins, David; Tabor, Pamela D. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011

This fourth book in the Mathematics Recovery series equips teachers with detailed pedagogical knowledge and resources for teaching number to 7 to 11-year olds. Drawing on extensive programs of research, curriculum development, and teacher development, the book offers a coherent, up-to-date approach emphasizing computational fluency and the…

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Intervention, Mental Computation, Special Education

Kidd, Terry, Ed.; Morris, Lonnie R., Jr., Ed. – IGI Global, 2017

Incorporating new methods and approaches in learning environments is imperative to the development of education systems. By enhancing learning processes, education becomes more attainable at all levels. "The Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Educational Technology" is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly…

Descriptors: Guides, Educational Technology, Instructional Systems, Research

Parrish, Sherry – Math Solutions, 2010

"Number Talks" is: (1) A five- to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally; and (2) The best part of a teacher's day. Whether you want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin or have experience but want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems, this…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mental Computation, Mathematics Skills, Video Technology

Schoen, Harold L., Ed.; Zweng, Marilyn J., Ed. – 1986

This yearbook responds to the growing recognition among mathematics educators of the importance of teaching and learning estimation. It makes a strong case for the importance of estimation in such domains as numerosity, computation, and measurement. An important theme is the interdependency between the process of estimating in a particular domain…

Descriptors: Computation, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education

Reys, Robert E.; Nohda, Nobuhiko – 1994

This book, written by participants of a joint Japan-United States seminar, drawing upon years of classroom and research experience, examines how computation applies in basic and far-reaching ways, starting in early childhood and continuing throughout individuals' lives. The book presents both the Japanese and American views of computational…

Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education

Van de Walle, John A. – 1998

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)…

Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Calculators, Class Organization

Koshy, Valsa, Ed.; Murray, Jean, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011

Now in a fully updated second edition, "Unlocking Mathematics Teaching" is a comprehensive guide to teaching mathematics in the primary school. Combining theory and practice, selected experts outline the current context of mathematics education. They suggest strategies, activities and examples to help develop readers understanding and confidence…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction

Two and Two Make Zero: The Counting Numbers, Their Conceptualization, Symbolization, and Acquisition

Yaseen, H. S. – Online Submission, 2011

"Two and Two Make Zero" considers children's acquisition of numerical concepts from a wide range of perspectives including topics that are often overlooked, most notably: the principal properties of the counting numbers in and of themselves; the role that numerical symbols play in number acquisition; the underlying conceptual structure of number…

Descriptors: Numbers, Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Influence

Wiebe, James H. – 1988

This book is based on the underlying philosophy that mathematics learning at the elementary level should be active. Children should learn through meaningful hands-on activities with manipulative materials, pictures and technology. More than 400 pupil activities and suggestions for designing more activities are described. Because mathematics is to…

Descriptors: Basic Skills, Calculators, Computation, Computer Oriented Programs

Bley, Nancy S.; Thornton, Carol A. – 1995

This book explores teaching techniques and adaptations that have proven effective in teaching mathematics concepts and skills to students with learning disabilities, with a focus on reasoning methods rather than algorithmic calculation. Emphasis is placed on topics that potentially can or commonly do cause the most difficulty for students with…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities

Seeley, Cathy L. – Math Solutions, 2009

NCTM Past President Cathy L. Seeley shares her messages on today's most relevant topics and issues in education. Based on Cathy L. Seeley's award-winning NCTM President's Messages, and including dozens of new messages, this must-have K-12 resource offers straight talk and common sense about some of today's most important, thought-provoking issues…

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Achievement Gap, Creativity