9780840054630

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

  • ISBN 13:

    9780840054630

  • ISBN 10:

    0840054637

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2011
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Intended for the one- or two-semester course required of Education majors, MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, 5E, offers future teachers a comprehensive mathematics course designed to foster concept development through examples, investigations, and explorations. Visual icons throughout the main text allow instructors to easily connect content to the hands-on activities in the corresponding Explorations Manual. Bassarear presents real-world problems, problems that require active learning in a method similar to how archaeologists explore an archaeological find: they carefully uncover the site, slowly revealing more and more of the structure. The author demonstrates that there are many paths to solving a problem, and that sometimes, problems have more than one solution. With this exposure, future teachers will be better able to assess student needs using diverse approaches.

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