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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally

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""It is fun to figure out the puzzle of how children go about making sense of mathematics and then how to help teachers help kids." John A. Van de Walle, Late of Virginia Commonwealth University"" "This is the philosophy behind "Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally." John A. Van de Walle wrote this book to help students understand mathematics ...more
Paperback, 490 pages
Published January 15th 2009 by Allyn & Bacon (first published January 1st 1994)
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Jonathan Peto
Aug 07, 2010 Jonathan Peto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, excellent book. I keep it on hand and refer to it all the time. I highly recommend it. Parents who are interested in helping their children understand math could read the initial chapters about the foundations of teaching math and then refer to section 2 when teaching specific concepts. If you home school and do not use this book you should probably be incarcerated, especially if you are not confident of your own math abilities. Parents who understand math could benefit from this book ...more
Jun 25, 2009 Meg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually used the 7th edition with my students this past semester but either way, this is a terrific book for pre-service teachers! The author(s) introduce pre-service teachers to think about steering away from teacher-led instruction and toward having a math class based on student thinking and building classroom norms centered on communication. I highly recommend using the my education lab on the computer with your students. The site compliments the book beautifully (once you get past a few b ...more
Nov 22, 2008 Sima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: math teachers
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A wonderful resource about how to teach math, with a great developmental approach that meshes well with Montessori values. The book comprehensively explains the NCTM standards, and goes into depth on lots of different subjects from kindergarten through 8th grade. Lots of links to other resources as well, with annotated bibliographies including web sites.
May 17, 2015 Dani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a stupendous textbook and reference material. It is not only provides fundamental pedagogy on how math is taught and learned, but it also has chapters how to best approach specific subjects within math. The book discusses best practices and provides example math problems. Features at the end of each chapter include online resources, reflection questions, and questions for discussion and exploration. I especially loved the frequently asked questions provided in some of the chapters because t ...more
Jun 16, 2009 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a developmental or foundational resource which I have used many times to try to identify and beef up gaps in a student's math foundations. Chocked full of strategies for teaching concepts and procedures, games, prompts for writing reflections and long list of references and on-line resources.
Jan 16, 2013 Patty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The absolute best resource for "best practices" and content in mathematics. My dream would be that all math educators embraced and delivered instruction according to J Van de Walle.
May 07, 2009 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many great ideas and activities. The book is definitely all about the problem-solving approach and emphasizes cooperative learning.
Jan 24, 2014 Rebeka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Είναι ένα εξαιρετικό βιβλίο και το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα. Κάθε δάσκαλος ή καθηγητής Μαθηματικών πρέπει να το διαβάσει, έχει μεγάλη ποικιλία βοηθητικού υλικού και πολλές ιδέες για κάθε ενότητα.
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Mary Christensen-cooper
I got to see Van de Walle speak at the Colorado Council for Teachers of Math conference, and he was amazing. Such a great leader in reform math education.
Jul 09, 2007 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jon understands math well and presents some strong samples to support his network of ideas of proper math instruction.
Nov 11, 2012 Candace rated it really liked it
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Actually reading the 7th edition but definitely some interesting things about how we teach math.
Dustin Davis
Nov 25, 2011 Dustin Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition's a textbook, but it is a very good one. I'm learning a lot from it :)
has some good ideas, but is not always clear with material outside of the activities.
Elizabeth Urgell
Very useful way of thinking and teaching mathematics.
Jul 25, 2008 Nickoleta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm learning that I am a much bigger math geek than I imagined possible.
Jun 15, 2009 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A must-read for all elementary and middle grade teachers!
Sep 03, 2011 Yarrow rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Dry read, but a great reference for teaching math!
I am reading the sixth edition of this book.
Aug 13, 2011 Carrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
School read, continuing education.
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