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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally
""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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Aug 07, 2010 Jonathan Peto rated it 5 of 5 stars · 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
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 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: math teachers
Recommended to Sima by: Sheila
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.
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
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.