Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics Grades K-3

ISBN-10: 0205408435
ISBN-13: 9780205408436
Edition: 2006
List price: $43.99
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Description: Volume 1 of this new series from best-selling math methods author John Van de Walle provides vital strategies for practicing teachers of grades K3. Including popular topics and features from the authors market-leading textbook, Elementary and  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Volume 1 of this new series from best-selling math methods author John Van de Walle provides vital strategies for practicing teachers of grades K3. Including popular topics and features from the authors market-leading textbook, Elementary and Middle School Mathematics, the Van de Walle Professional Mathematics Series also offers brand-new material specially designed for in-service teachers of kindergarten through grade 3. Volume 1 is tailored specifically to the early grades, allowing teachers to quickly and easily locate information to implement in their classes. Nearly 200 grade-appropriate activities are included. The student-centered approach will result in successful math students, making these books indispensable for K-3 classroom teachers!

Preface
Activities at a Glance
About the Authors
Foundations of Student-Centered Instruction
How Children Learn and Understand Mathematics
Constructing Ideas
Understanding
Classroom Influences on Learning
Using Models in the Classroom
Teaching with Problems
Problem-Based Tasks
The Value of Teaching with Problems
A Three-Part Format for Problem-Based Lessons
Teachers' Questions about Problem-Based Teaching
Planning in a Problem-Based Classroom
Planning Problem-Based Lessons
Variations of the Three-Part Lesson
Diversity in the Classroom
Assessment in a Problem-Based Classroom
Appropriate Assessment
Rubrics and Their Uses
Diagnostic Interviews
Grading
Get Started
Developing Early Number Concepts and Number Sense
Early Counting and Number
Early Number Sense
Relationships Among Numbers 1 Through 10
Relationships for Numbers 10 to 20
Numbers to 100: Early Introductions
Number Sense and the Real World
Expanded Lesson
Developing Meaning for the Operations and Solving Story Problems
Addition and Subtraction
Teaching Addition and Subtraction
Problem Structures for Multiplication and Division
Teaching Multiplication and Division
More Thoughts About Children Solving Story Problems
Expanded Lesson
Helping Children Master the Basic Facts
From Concepts and Strategies to Fact Mastery
Strategies for Addition Facts
Strategies for Subtraction Facts
Strategies for Multiplication Facts
Division Facts and "Near Facts"
Effective Drill
Expanded Lesson
Base-Ten Concepts and Place Value
Children's Pre-Base-Ten Concepts
Goals of Place Value Development
Models for Place Value
Developing Place-Value Concepts and Procedures
Number Sense Development
Activities for Flexible Thinking
Helping Children Work with Money
Expanded Lesson
Strategies for Whole-Number Computation
Toward Computational Fluency
Development of Invented Strategies: A General Approach
Invented Strategies for Addition and Subtraction
Traditional Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction
Invented Strategies for Multiplication
The Traditional Algorithm for Multiplication
Invented Strategies for Division
The Traditional Algorithm for Division
Expanded Lesson
Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts
Geometry Goals for Your Students
Geometric Thought: Reasoning about Shapes and Relationships
Shapes and Properties Activities
Transformation Activities
Location Activities
Visualization Activities
Expanded Lesson
Developing Measurement Concepts
The Meaning and Process of Measuring
Developing Measurement Concepts and Skills
Measuring Length
Measuring Area
Measuring Volume and Capacity
Measuring Weight and Mass
Measuring Time
Introducing Standard Units
Expanded Lesson
Early Fraction Concepts
Sharing and the Concept of Fractional Parts
Models for Fractions
From Fractional Parts to Fraction Symbols
Fraction Number Sense
Equivalent-Fraction Concepts
Expanded Lesson
Algebraic Reasoning
Repeating Patterns
Growing Patterns
Patterns with Numbers
Representing Ideas
Variables and Equations
Relations and Functions
Expanded Lesson
Helping Children Use Data
Gathering Data to Answer Questions
Classification and Data Analysis
Graphical Representations
Describing a Set of Data
Expanded Lesson
Early Experiences with Probability Concepts
Probability on a Continuum
Sample Spaces and Probability
Short-Run versus Long-Run Results
Expanded Lesson
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
A Guide to the Blackline Masters
References
Index

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