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Adding it up : helping children learn mathematics

Adding it Up explores how students in pre-K through eighth grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning. The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics
Print Book, English, ©2001
National Academy Press, Washington, DC, ©2001
xvii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
9780309069953, 9780309218955, 0309069955, 0309218950
Looking at mathematics and learning
The state of school mathematics in the United States
Number: what is there to know?
The strands of mathematical proficiency
The mathematical knowledge children bring to school
Developing proficiency with whole numbers
Developing proficiency with other numbers
Developing mathematical proficiency beyond number
Teaching for mathematical proficiency
Developing proficiency in teaching mathematics
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