Mathematics for Elementary Teachers A Contemporary Approach

ISBN-10: 0470105836
ISBN-13: 9780470105832
Edition: 8th 2008
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Book details

List price: $178.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1072
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.246

Now in its eighth edition, this book masterfully integrates skills, concepts, and activities to motivate learning. It emphasizes the relevance of mathematics to help readers learn the importance of the information being covered. This approach ensures that they develop a sold mathematics foundation and discover how to apply the content in the real world.

Preface
Introduction to Problem Solving
The Problem Solving Process and Strategies
Three Additional Strategies
Sets, Whole Numbers, and Numeration
Sets as a Basis for Whole Numbers
Whole Numbers and Numeration
The Hindu-Arabic System
Relations and Functions
Whole Numbers: Operations and Properties
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication and Division
Ordering and Exponents
Whole Number Computation-Mental, Electronic, and Written
Mental Math, Estimation, and Calculators
Written Algorithms for Whole-Number Operations
Algorithms in Other Bases
Number Theory
Primes, Composites, and Tests for Divisibility
Counting Factors, Greatest Common Factor, and Least Common Multiple
Fractions
The Sets of Fractions
Fractions: Addition and Subtraction
Fractions: Multiplication and Division
Decimals, Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
Decimals
Operations with Decimals
Ratios and Proportion
Percent
Integers
Addition and Subtraction
Multiplication, Division, and Order
Rational Numbers, Real Numbers, and Algebra
The Rational Numbers
The Real Numbers
Functions and Their Graphs
Statistics
Organizing and Picturing Information
Misleading Graphs and Statistics
Analyzing Data
Probability
Probability and Simple Experiments
Probability and Complex Experiments
Additional Counting Techniques
Simulation, Expected Value, Odds, and Conditional Probability
Geometric Shapes
Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Analyzing Shapes
Properties of Geometric Shapes: Lines and Angles
Regular Polygons and Tessellations
Describing Three-Dimensional Shapes
Measurement
Measurement with Nonstandard and Standard Units
Length and Area
Surface Area
Volume
Geometry Using Triangle Congruence and Similarity
Congruence of Triangles
Similarity of Triangles
Basic Euclidean Constructions
Additional Euclidean Constructions
Geometric Problem Solving Using Triangle Congruence and Similarity
Geometry Using Coordinates
Distance and Slope in the Coordinate Plane
Equations and Coordinates
Geometric Problem Solving Using Coordinates
Geometry Using Transformations
Transformations
Congruence and Similarity Using Transformations
Geometric Problem Solving Using Transformations
Epilogue: An Eclectic Approach to Geometry
Elementary Logic
Clock Arithmetic: A Mathematical System
Answers to Exercise/Problem Sets-Part A, Chapter Tests, and Topics A1
Photograph Credits P1
Index I1

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