Understanding the Math You Teach: Content and Methods for Prekindergarten Through Grade Four
Teaching strategies are grounded in the NCTM standards and illustrated with real student work. In addition, the author provides a full range of ... Show synopsis Teaching strategies are grounded in the NCTM standards and illustrated with real student work. In addition, the author provides a full range of concrete developmental activities that encourage future teachers to make math make sense for themselves as well as for their students. Believing that teachers who are comfortable with mathematics develop learners who are comfortable with mathematics, this author empowers preservice preK-4 teachers to teach math confidently by laying a solid foundation of math concepts, and building on that foundation with engaging, meaningful, standards-based teaching methods. Integrated in this unique combined approach to teaching mathematics is a thorough discussion of math manipulatives, as well as the use of technology--computer and otherwise--to assist today's mathematics teacher. For educators, aids, and parents responsible for teaching Pre-K to fourth grade math.