Learning Through Problems Number Sense and Computational Strategies/A Resource for Primary Teachers

ISBN-10: 032500126X

ISBN-13: 9780325001265

Edition: 1999

Authors: Paul R. Trafton, Diane Thiessen

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Read a sample chapter from Learning Through Problems (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)! Learning Through Problems describes a powerful approach to mathematics instruction that honors children's thinking and sense-making ability. Too often, the strands of mathematics (addition, subtraction, place value, and problem solving) are viewed as isolated topics. Paul Trafton and Diane Thiessen weave these strands together and offer a wide variety of contexts for genuine mathematical exploration.While grounded in solid theory, Learning Through Problems is above all a practical resource, based on many years of field testing. The book takes you into classrooms where students value challenges, reflect on their work, and participate in thoughtful discussions with their classmates. Throughout the book, classroom teachers reflect on their experiences and offer suggestions on a comprehensive range of issues, including how to get started, where to find good problems, when to provide help, when to step ba
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 11.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Paul Trafton is a professor in the mathematics department and Fellow in the Regent's Center for Early Developmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa. His long-term interest in primary mathematics led to his chairing the K-4 writing team of the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 1989).

Diane Thiessen is a professor in the mathematics department at the University of Northern Iowa. She has designed undergraduate and graduate mathematics education programs, authoredelementary math methods textbooks, and worked as a member of the Evaluation of Mathematics Teaching group for the Professional Teaching Standards (NCTM, 1991).

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Getting Started: A User's Guide
Developing Number Sense and Computational Strategies
Toward a New Approach: An Evolutionary Process
A Teaching Plan
Children's Computational Strategies
In the Classroom: Guidelines, Reflections, Ideas
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