AUTHORS: Bassarear, Tom - ©2012
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, 5E offers future teachers a comprehensive mathematics course designed to foster concept development through examples, investigations, and explorations. In this text, Bassarear demonstrates that there are many paths to solving a problem, and sometimes problems have more than one solution. The author presents real-world problems—problems that require active learning in a method similar to how archaeologists explore an archaeological find: they carefully uncover the site, slowly revealing more and more of the structure. Visual icons throughout the main text allow pre-service teachers to easily connect content to the hands-on activities in the corresponding Explorations Manual. With this exposure, future teachers will be better able to assess student needs using diverse approaches.
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