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Patsy Wang-Iverson

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[ncsm-members] Fwd: Wu's New Book
Posted: Apr 15, 2011 1:18 PM
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Forwarding the following announcement in case some of you may be

The book will be available in June, just in time for summer reading. ;->


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Understanding Numbers in Elementary School Mathematics
Hung-Hsi Wu
For pre-service and current elementary school teachers interested in the
basic facts about numbers

This is a textbook for pre-service 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

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 pre-service
elementary teachers, it is also a reference book that school teachers can
refer to for explanations of well-known but hitherto unexplained facts. For
example, the sometimes-puzzling 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.


Pre-service elementary school teachers and current teachers interested in a
logical and coherent account of school mathematics.

Patsy Wang-Iverson
cell: 609.532.0292
net: pwangiverson@gmail.com

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