Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, 10th edition

  • John A. Van de Walle, 
  • Karen S. Karp, 
  • Jennifer M. Bay-Williams

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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics illustrates how children in PreK to 8th grade learn math, and then shows the most effective methods of teaching math using problem-based activities. Examples of real student work and new common challenges help you visualize developmentally appropriate mathematics instruction and assessment that supports and challenges all learners. Clear discussions detail how to teach each topic, what a learning progression for that topic might be, and what worthwhile tasks look like. Hundreds of classroom-ready activities show how you can engage students with the concepts. A valuable reference to consult throughout your teaching career, Elementary and Middle School Mathematics helps you develop pedagogical strategies now, and in your future teaching.

The 10th Edition reflects the Common Core State Standards and NCTM's Principles to Actions, as well as current research and the latest teaching technology.

Published by Pearson (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780136941101

Subject: Curriculum & Instruction

Category: Math Methods


SECTION I: Teaching Mathematics: Foundations and Perspectives

  1. Teaching Mathematics in the 21st Century
  2. Exploring What It Means to Know and Do Mathematics
  3. Teaching through Problem Solving
  4. Planning in the Problem-Based Classroom
  5. Creating Assessments for Learning
  6. Teaching Mathematics Equitably to All Students

SECTION II: Development of Mathematical Concepts and Procedures

  1. Developing Early Number Concepts and Number Sense
  2. Developing Meanings for the Operations
  3. Developing Basic Fact Fluency
  4. Developing Whole-Number Place-Value Concepts
  5. Developing Strategies for Addition and Subtraction Computation
  6. Developing Strategies for Multiplication and Division Computation
  7. Algebraic Thinking, Equations, and Functions
  8. Developing Fraction Concepts
  9. Developing Fraction Operations
  10. Developing Decimal and Percent Concepts and Decimal Computation
  11. Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning
  12. Developing Measurement Concepts
  13. Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts
  14. Developing Concepts of Data Analysis
  15. Exploring Concepts of Probability
  16. Developing Concepts of Exponents, Integers, and Real Numbers


  1. Standards for Mathematical Practice
  2. NCTM Mathematics Teaching Practices: from Principles to Actions
  3. Guide to Blackline Masters
  4. Activities at a Glance

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