Math for Teachers: An Exploratory Approach, by Robert G. Stein, gives those who teach K-8 mathematics the opportunity to build a strong foundation for teaching mathematics. This strong foundation gives the reader confidence, joy, and satisfaction.
Math for Teachers uses an exploratory approach to mathematics. These challenging, guided explorations, many found nowhere else, are open-ended and foster independent learning.
The new second edition has been rearranged to flow more smoothly and includes new chapters on statistics and probability. In addition, pictures, diagrams, and uses of manipulatives have been enhanced to provide more concrete foundations for abstract ideas and to model how the material can be taught in schools.
Math for Teachers: An Exploratory Approach includes:
History used throughout to enrich, clarify and humanize mathematics.
Practical teaching tips and discussions about math curriculum.
Coverage of mathematics through grade 10.
The belief that students need to master both basic skills and underlying concepts in order to use mathematics effectively.