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Teaching School Mathematics: Pre-Algebra
 
Hung-Hsi Wu University of California, Berkeley, CA
Teaching School Mathematics: Pre-Algebra
Hardcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-2720-7
Product Code:  MBK/98
List Price: $69.00
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eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-3009-2
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Hardcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-2720-7
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Teaching School Mathematics: Pre-Algebra
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Teaching School Mathematics: Pre-Algebra
Hung-Hsi Wu University of California, Berkeley, CA
Hardcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-2720-7
Product Code:  MBK/98
List Price: $69.00
MAA Member Price: $62.10
AMS Member Price: $55.20
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-3009-2
Product Code:  MBK/98.E
List Price: $65.00
MAA Member Price: $58.50
AMS Member Price: $52.00
Hardcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-2720-7
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-3009-2
Product Code:  MBK/98.B
List Price: $134.00 $101.50
MAA Member Price: $120.60 $91.35
AMS Member Price: $107.20 $81.20
  • Book Details
     
     
    2016; 383 pp
    MSC: Primary 97; 00;

    This is a systematic exposition of a major part of the mathematics of grades 5 to 8 (excluding statistics), written specifically for Common Core era teachers. It differs from other books for teachers in that the mathematics is correct, in the sense that all the concepts are clearly and correctly defined, and a grade-appropriate explanation (that is, proof) is given for every assertion. For example, it gives a precise definition of percent and explains how to use the definition to do all the standard problems about percent in an entirely routine manner. It also gives a leisurely explanation for “negative times negative is positive”. Another key feature is an intuitive introduction to plane geometry via rotations, translations, reflections, and dilations that, instead of treating these transformations as merely fun activities, shows how they make sense of the usual geometric topics in middle school, including congruence, similarity, length, area, and volume. In short, the readers will find in this volume a clear explanation of whatever was once puzzling to them in the mathematics of grades 5 to 8.

    Readership

    Teachers of middle school mathematics; students and professionals interested in mathematical education.

    This item is also available as part of a set:
  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Chapter 1. Fractions
    • Chapter 2. Rational numbers
    • Chapter 3. The Euclidean algorithm
    • Chapter 4. Experimental geometry
    • Chapter 5. Length, area, and volume
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2016; 383 pp
MSC: Primary 97; 00;

This is a systematic exposition of a major part of the mathematics of grades 5 to 8 (excluding statistics), written specifically for Common Core era teachers. It differs from other books for teachers in that the mathematics is correct, in the sense that all the concepts are clearly and correctly defined, and a grade-appropriate explanation (that is, proof) is given for every assertion. For example, it gives a precise definition of percent and explains how to use the definition to do all the standard problems about percent in an entirely routine manner. It also gives a leisurely explanation for “negative times negative is positive”. Another key feature is an intuitive introduction to plane geometry via rotations, translations, reflections, and dilations that, instead of treating these transformations as merely fun activities, shows how they make sense of the usual geometric topics in middle school, including congruence, similarity, length, area, and volume. In short, the readers will find in this volume a clear explanation of whatever was once puzzling to them in the mathematics of grades 5 to 8.

Readership

Teachers of middle school mathematics; students and professionals interested in mathematical education.

This item is also available as part of a set:
  • Chapters
  • Chapter 1. Fractions
  • Chapter 2. Rational numbers
  • Chapter 3. The Euclidean algorithm
  • Chapter 4. Experimental geometry
  • Chapter 5. Length, area, and volume
Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
Desk Copy – for instructors who have adopted an AMS textbook for a course
Examination Copy – for faculty considering an AMS textbook for a course
Permission – for use of book, eBook, or Journal content
Accessibility – to request an alternate format of an AMS title
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