How Math Works

Author: G. Arnell Williams
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442218762
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We hear all the time how American children are falling behind their global peers in various basic subjects, but particularly in math. Is it our fear of math that constrains us? Or our inability to understand math’s place in relation to our everyday lives? How can we help our children better understand the basics of arithmetic if we’re not really sure we understand them ourselves? Here, G. Arnell Williams helps parents and teachers explore the world of math that their elementary school children are learning. Taking readers on a tour of the history of arithmetic, and its growth into the subject we know it to be today, Williams explores the beauty and relevance of mathematics by focusing on the great conceptual depth and genius already inherent in the elementary mathematics familiar to us all, and by connecting it to other well-known areas such as language and the conceptual aspects of everyday life. The result is a book that will help you to better explain mathematics to your children. For those already well versed in these areas, the book offers a tour of the great conceptual and historical facts and assumptions that most simply take for granted. If you are someone who has always struggled with mathematics either because you couldn’t do it or because you never really understood why the rules are the way they are, if you were irritated with the way it was taught to you with the emphasis being only on learning the rules and “recipes” by rote as opposed to obtaining a good conceptual understanding, then How Math Works is for you!

Parent Teacher Guide For Ray S New Arithmetics

Author: Ruth Beechick
Editor: Mott Media (MI)
ISBN: 9780880620710
Size: 14,62 MB
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Guides your scheduling and planning through the Ray's Arithmetic books. Shows where you can adapt to the needs of slower or advanced students, making selective use of basic portions that are important for all students and higher-level portions that challenge the best students. Provides a test for each unit. Describes games and activities which add variety to your teaching.

Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies With Videos Online

Author: Christopher Danielson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119013933
Size: 15,89 MB
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Provides help for frustrated parents used to doing math “the old way” by explaining what and how their children are learning in the Common Core math curriculum, including sample problems and tips for more effectively communicating with teachers. Original.

All The Math You Ll Ever Need

Author: Steve Slavin
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471674028
Size: 11,38 MB
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A sharp mind, like a healthy body, is subject to the same rule of nature: Use it or lose it Need a calculator just to work out a 15 percent service charge? Not exactly sure how to get the calculator to give you the figure you need? Turn to this revised and updated edition of All the Math You'll Ever Need, the friendliest, funniest, and easiest workout program around. In no time, you'll have total command of all the powerful mathematical tools needed to make numbers work for you. In a dollars-and-cents, bottom-line world, where numbers influence everything, none of us can afford to let our math skills atrophy. This step-by-step personal math trainer: Refreshes practical math skills for your personal and professional needs, with examples based on everyday situations. Offers straightforward techniques for working with decimals and fractions. Demonstrates simple ways to figure discounts, calculate mortgage interest rates, and work out time, rate, and distance problems. Contains no complex formulas and no unnecessary technical terms.

Arithmetic For Parents

Author: Ron Aharoni
Editor: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814602891
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This book is the result of a unique experience: a research mathematician teaching in an elementary school. It summarizes this experience and quickly became a bestseller in Israel. It tells about a fascinating discovery made by the author that elementary mathematics has a lot of depth and beauty, and that the secret to its teaching is to understand its deep points. The first part of the book discusses the nature of mathematic and its beauty. The second part tells about the teaching principles the author distilled from his experience. The third part is an excursion through the arithmetic studied in elementary school, accompanied by personal stories, historical anecdotes and teaching suggestions. The appendix relates the fascinating story of modern day politics of mathematical education. This is a unique guide for parents and teachers, describing vividly and informally the principles of teaching mathematics in elementary school. It is written from the perspective of a mathematician, and goes into the delicate mathematical points that are the secrets to teaching well.

Understanding Numbers In Elementary School Mathematics

Author: Hung-Hsi Wu
Editor: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821852604
Size: 12,89 MB
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This is a textbook for pre-service elementary school teachers and for current teachers who are taking professional development courses. By emphasizing the precision of mathematics, the exposition achieves a logical and coherent account of school mathematics at the appropriate level for the readership. Wu provides a comprehensive treatment of all the standard topics about numbers in the school mathematics curriculum: whole numbers, fractions, and rational numbers. Assuming no previous knowledge of mathematics, the presentation develops the basic facts about numbers from the beginning and thoroughly covers the subject matter for grades K through 7. Every single assertion is established in the context of elementary school mathematics in a manner that is completely consistent with the basic requirements of mathematics. While it is a textbook for pre-service elementary teachers, it is also a reference book that school teachers can refer to for explanations of well-known but hitherto unexplained facts. For example, the sometimes-puzzling concepts of percent, ratio, and rate are each given a treatment that is down to earth and devoid of mysticism. The fact that a negative times a negative is a positive is explained in a leisurely and comprehensible fashion.

Patterns In Arithmetic Book 2

Author: Suki Glenn
Editor: Pattern Press
ISBN: 9780972924832
Size: 12,10 MB
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The book is about how to teach arithmetic using an inquiry method. A childs innate love of learning is encouraged through hands-on exploration, discovery, and the creation of models. The Parent/Teacher Guide is a collection of lessons, games, activities, Black Line Masters, and an answer key to the student workbook. The Subjects covered are subtraction, multiplication, division, regrouping in addition, patterns, fractions, place value into the thousands, and other general math topics. This mathematics program was developed and successfully used at the University of California, Irvine Farm Elementary School.

The Elephant In The Classroom

Author: Jo Boaler
Editor:
ISBN: 9780285643185
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Following the progress of pupils at various schools and into adult life, Jo Boaler outlines the crisis in maths education and proposes ways to motivate pupils about the subject. She offers concrete solutions, including classroom approaches, strategies for pupils, advice for parents and ways that parents can work with teachers.