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Developing number sense; progression in the middle years.


Developing number sense; progression in the middle years.

Anghileri, Julia.

Continuum Publishing Group


157 pages




Whether as the result of the wide introduction of calculators and computers or shifts in ideas about getting children to solve problems rather than perform drills, thinking about mathematics teaching has changed substantially and often in the past few years. Here Anghileri gives teachers ways to help children make sense of numbers and approach problems with a set of strategies for calculating answers. With dozens of samples of ways to present materials (along with their theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings) and examples from exams (both good and bad), she shows how children can learn to understand numbers and make sense of operations, develop additive and multiplicative thinking, calculate with measures, work with decimals, use functions with fractions and percentages appropriately, and solve problems with numbers. This also should work very well in teacher training.

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Date:Jun 1, 2008
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