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Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Fifth Canadian Edition, 5th edition

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

Published by Pearson Canada (February 1st 2017) - Copyright © 2018

5th edition

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An “inquiry-based” approach to Mathematics that recognizes research and teaching that is currently taking place in Canadian classrooms.

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics guides both new and experienced teachers through a basic understanding of mathematics and problem solving, and encourages them to think about their own perceptions and misconceptions about mathematics. As well, it addresses potential pitfalls, and demonstrates how teachers can foster a favourable learning environment for their students.

The text covers concepts and procedures specific to mathematical topics encountered in grades K–8, using real experiences and assessment techniques to address the foundations of how children learn. The previous edition’s focus on teaching through problem solving now takes a broader focus on mathematical inquiry through rich tasks and classroom discourse.

Table of contents

Section I - Teaching Mathematics: Foundations and Perspectives

Chapter 1 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 2 Exploring What It Means to Know and Do Mathematics

Chapter 3 Mathematical Inquiry through Rich Tasks and Classroom Discourse

Chapter 4 Preparing to Teach and Planning for Mathematics Learning

Chapter 5 Blending Teaching and Assessment

Chapter 6 Teaching Mathematics for All Learners

Chapter 7 Tools for Learning Mathematics


Section II - Development of Mathematical Concepts and Procedures

Chapter 8 Developing Early Number Concepts and Number Sense

Chapter 9 Developing Meanings for the Operations

Chapter 10 Developing Basic Fact Fluency (Note: new chapter title)

Chapter 11 Developing Whole-Number Place Value Concepts

Chapter 12 Developing Strategies for Addition and Subtraction Computation

Chapter 13 Developing Strategies for Multiplication and Division Computation

Chapter 14 Algebraic Thinking: Generalizations, Patterns, and Functions

Chapter 15 Developing Fraction Concepts

Chapter 16 Developing Strategies for Fraction Computation

Chapter 17 Developing Concepts of Decimals and Percents

Chapter 18 Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning (Note: revised chapter title)

Chapter 19 Developing Measurement Concepts

Chapter 20 Geometric Thinking and Geometric Concepts

Chapter 21 Developing Concepts of Data Analysis

Chapter 22 Exploring Concepts of Probability

Chapter 23 Developing Concepts of Exponents, Integers, and Real Numbers


Appendix Guide to Blackline Masters 



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