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[ncsmmembers] Fwd: Wu's New Book
Posted:
Apr 15, 2011 1:18 PM



Hello,
Forwarding the following announcement in case some of you may be interested...
The book will be available in June, just in time for summer reading. ;>
Patsy
 Forwarded message  Understanding Numbers in Elementary School Mathematics HungHsi Wu For preservice and current elementary school teachers interested in the basic facts about numbers
This is a textbook for preservice elementary school teachers and for current teachers who are taking professional development courses. By emphasizing the precision of mathematics, the exposition achieves a logical and coherent account of school mathematics at the appropriate level for the readership. Wu provides a comprehensive treatment of all the standard topics about numbers in the school mathematics curriculum: whole numbers, fractions, and rational numbers. Assuming no previous knowledge of mathematics, the presentation develops the basic facts about numbers from the beginning and thoroughly covers the subject matter for grades K through 7.
Every single assertion is established in the context of elementary school mathematics in a manner that is completely consistent with the basic requirements of mathematics. While it is a textbook for preservice elementary teachers, it is also a reference book that school teachers can refer to for explanations of wellknown but hitherto unexplained facts. For example, the sometimespuzzling concepts of percent, ratio, and rate are each given a treatment that is down to earth and devoid of mysticism. The fact that a negative times a negative is a positive is explained in a leisurely and comprehensible fashion.
Readership
Preservice elementary school teachers and current teachers interested in a logical and coherent account of school mathematics.
********************************************** Patsy WangIverson cell: 609.532.0292 net: pwangiverson@gmail.com



