Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach, 10th Edition

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Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach, 10th Edition

By Gary L. Musser, Blake E. Peterson, William F. Burger

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The 10th Edition of Musser, Burger, and Peterson’s best-selling textbook focuses on one primary goal: helping students develop a true understanding of central concepts using solid mathematical content in an accessible and appealing format. With the freedom and flexibility of the online WileyPLUS platform the components in this complete learning program featuring WileyPLUS, including e-Manipulative activities, Children’s Videos, and online problem-solving tools, all work in harmony to help achieve this goal.

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Newly Authored Interactive “eManipulative” Explorations coded with GeoGebra

Students can visualize concepts in these interactive examples of key topics throughout the text which allow for real-time modification.

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Children’s Videos

Children’s Videos are videos of children solving mathematical problems linked to QR codes placed in the margin of the book in locations where the content being discussed is related to the content of the problems being solved by the children. These videos will bring the mathematical content being studied to life.

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Author Walkthrough Videos

Author Walkthrough Videos are videos linked to the QR code on the third page of each chapter. These brief videos are of an author, Blake Peterson, describing and showing points of major emphasis in each chapter so students’ study can be more focused.

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  • The Geometer’s Sketchpad® tutorial is written for those students who have access to the software and who are interested in investigating problems of their own choosing. The tutorial gives basic instruction on how to use the software and includes some sample problems that will help the students gain a better understanding of the software and the geometry that could be learned by using it.
  • Children’s Literature These margin inserts provide many examples of books that can be used to connect reading and mathematics. They should be invaluable to you when you begin teaching.

Gary L. Musser

Gary L. Musser is Professor Emeritus from Oregon State University. He earned both his B.S. in Mathematics Education in 1961 and his M.S. in Mathematics in 1963 at the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Mathematics (Radical Theory) in 1970 at the University of Miami in Florida. He taught at the junior and senior high, junior college, and university levels for more than 30 years. He spent his final 24 years teaching prospective teachers in the Department of Mathematics at Oregon State University. While at OSU, Dr. Musser developed the mathematics component of the elementary teacher program. Soon after Professor William F. Burger joined the OSU Department of Mathematics in a similar capacity, the two of them began to write the first edition of this book. Professor Burger passed away during the preparation of the second edition, and Professor Blake E. Peterson was hired at OSU as his replacement. Professor Peter-son joined Professor Musser as a coauthor beginning with the fifth edition. Professor Musser has published 40 papers in many journals, including the Pacific

Journal of Mathematics, Canadian Journal of Mathematics, The Mathematics Association of America Monthly, the NCTM’s The Mathematics Teacher, the NCTM’s The Arithmetic Teacher, School Science and Mathematics, The Oregon Mathematics Teacher, and The Computing Teacher. In addition, he is a coauthor of two other college mathematics books: College Geometry—A Problem-Solving Approach with Applications (2008) and A Mathematical View of Our World (2007). He also coauthored the K-8 series Mathematics in Action. He has given more than 65 invited lectures/ workshops at a variety of conferences, including NCTM and MAA conferences, and was awarded 15 federal, state, and local grants to improve the teaching of mathematics. While Professor Musser was at OSU, he was awarded the university’s prestigious College of Science Carter Award

for Teaching. He is currently living in sunny Las Vegas, were he continues to write, ponder the mysteries of the stock market, enjoy living with his wife and his faithful yellow lab, Zoey.

Blake E. Peterson

Blake E. Peterson is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics Education at Brigham Young University. He was born and raised in Logan, Utah, where he graduated from Logan High School. Before completing his BA in secondary mathematics education at Utah State University, he spent two years in Japan as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After graduation, he took his new wife, Shauna, to southern California, where he taught and coached at Chino High School for two years. In 1988, he began graduate school at Washington State University, where he later completed a M.S. and Ph.D. in pure mathematics. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Peterson was hired as a mathematics educator in the Department of Mathematics at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, where he taught for three years. It was at OSU where he met Gary Musser. He has since moved his wife and four children to Provo, Utah, to assume his position at Brigham Young University where he is currently a full professor.

Dr. Peterson has published papers in Rocky Mountain Mathematics Journal, The American Mathematical Monthly, The Mathematical Gazette, Mathematics Magazine, The New England Mathematics Journal, School Science and Mathematics, The Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, and The Journal for Research in Mathematics as well as chapters in several books. He has also published in NCTM’s Mathematics Teacher, and Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. His research interests are teacher education in Japan and productive use of student mathematical thinking during instruction, which is the basis of an NSF grant that he and 3 of his colleagues were recently awarded. In addition to teaching, research, and writing, Dr. Peterson has done consulting for the College Board, founded the Utah Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, and has been the chair of the editorial panel for the Mathematics Teacher. Aside from his academic interests, Dr. Peterson enjoys spending time with his family, fulfilling his church responsibilities, playing basketball, mountain biking, water skiing, and working in the yard.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Problem Solving

Chapter 2: Sets, Whole Numbers, and Numeration

Chapter 3: Whole Numbers: Operations and Properties

Chapter 4: Whole Number Computation: Mental, Electronic, and Written

Chapter 5: Number Theory

Chapter 6: Fractions

Chapter 7: Decimals, Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

Chapter 8: Integers

Chapter 9: Rational Numbers, Real Numbers, and Algebra

Chapter 10: Statistics

Chapter 11: Probability

Chapter 12: Geometric Shapes

Chapter 13: Measurement

Chapter 14: Geometry Using Triangle Congruence and Similarity

Chapter 15: Geometry Using Coordinates

Chapter 16: Geometry Using Transformations

Epilogue: An Eclectic Approach to Geometry

Topic 1: Elementary Logic

Topic 2: Clock Arithmetic: A Mathematical System

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