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Mathematics for children : challenging children to think mathematically

Publisher: [Sydney, N.S.W.] : Prentice Hall, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a comprehensive text for primary education students and an essential reference for practising educators and researchers of primary mathematics. It focuses on the growth of children's mathematical concepts and processes from informal to formal thinking and draws on recent theory, research, and practice.
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0724812113 9780724812110
OCLC Number: 154306967
Description: xiv, 367 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One. Children Learning Mathematics: 1. Understanding children's understandings of mathematics: insights from research and practice; 2. Challenging children to think mathematically: concepts and processes --
Part Two. The Growth of Mathematical Concepts and Processes: 3. Using real data to generate mathematical thinking; 4. Finding connections in space: shape, structure, location and transformations; 5. Constructing early number concepts and relationships; 6. Promoting number sense: beyond computation; 7. Using measurement to make links; 8. Integrating fractions, ratio and proportional reasoning; 9. Exploring chance and probability --
Part Three. Facilitating Mathematics Learning: 10. Assessing, recording and reporting progress; 11. Programming and planning for mathematics learning; 12. Managing the learning environment.
Responsibility: Janette Bobis [and others].

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This book is a comprehensive text for primary education students and an essential reference for practising educators and researchers of primary mathematics. It focuses on the growth of children's mathematical concepts and processes from informal to formal thinking and draws on recent theory, research, and practice.

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