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# Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 10th Edition

Helping Children Learn Mathematics, Tenth Edition reflects the ever changing world of learning and teaching elementary school mathematics. Change is everywhere. Teachers of mathematics in elementary school not only experience change but, more important, also have an opportunity to help lead the way. This edition of Helping Children Learn Mathematics is built around three main themes; helping children make sense of mathematics, incorporating practical experiences and research to guide teaching, and emphasizing major ideas from the 2010 Common Core State Standards: Mathematics.

This text is intended for those who are or who will be teachers of mathematics in elementary school. It is designed to help readers, help children.

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Chapter 1:     School Mathematics in a Changing World

Chapter 2:     Helping Children Learn Mathematics with Understanding

Chapter 3:     Planning for and Teaching Diverse Learners

Chapter 4:     Assessment: Enhanced Learning and Teaching

Chapter 5:     Mathematical Processes and Practices

Chapter 6:     Helping Children with Problem Solving

Chapter 7:     Developing Counting and Number Sense in Early Grades

Chapter 8:     Extending Number Sense: Place Value

Chapter 9:     Operations: Meaning and Basic Facts

Chapter 10: Computation Methods: Calculators, Mental Computation, and Estimation

Chapter 11: Standard and Alternative Computational Algorithms

Chapter 12: Fractions and Decimals: Concepts and Operations

Chapter 13: Ratio, Proportion, and Percent: Meanings and Applications

Chapter 14: Algebraic Thinking

Chapter 15: Geometry

Chapter 16: Measurement

Chapter 17: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

Chapter 18: Number Theory

New To This Edition
• Updated to reflect current recommendations from the Common Core State Standards: Mathematics, and from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and other associations.
• All “Snapshots of a Lesson” now include video clips, easily accessed online.
• This edition utilizes videos from TeachScape, with research-based best practices, commentaries by noted researchers, and teacher reflections on featured instructional decisions to better promote understanding.

Hallmark Features

• Focus Questions: point the way into each of the chapters.
• Cultural Connections: located near the end of most chapters, highlights differences in the mathematical experiences and performance of students from different countries.
• Equity: an important issue in mathematics classrooms is highlighted throughout the text. Many ways of providing for individual differences are discussed and illustrated.
• "In the Classroom" Activities: found throughout the text in special boxes, these activities provide a wealth of ideas and strategies for teaching children the topics of each chapter.
• "Things to Do" End of Chapter Activities: found near the end of each chapter, these sections embody the text's active learning and teaching approach to mathematics.
• Children's Literature: specific books are referenced at various points within the text and an annotated list of useful books is provided at the end of each chapter.
• Updated and streamlined research is referenced throughout the text.
• Technology tools and strategies are discussed and illustrated within the text. Math Link boxes within the chapters also highlight additional technology resources, including virtual manipulatives.

## Available Versions

Helping Children Learn Mathematics, 10th Edition
by Robert E. Reys, Mary Lindquist, Diana V. Lambdin, Nancy L. Smith
ISBN 978-1-118-00180-6
Paperback, 472 pages