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#### Mathematics Success and Failure Among African-American Youth

Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 47.95No matter how mathematics achievement and persistence are measured, African Americans seem to lag behind their peers. This state of affairs is typically explained in terms of student ability, family background, differential treatment by teachers, and biased curricula. But what can explain disproportionately poor performance and persistence of African-American... more...

#### Learning and Teaching Early Math

Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 60.95In this important new book for pre- and in-service teachers, early math experts Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama show how "learning trajectories" help teachers become more effective professionals. By opening up new windows to seeing young children and the inherent delight and curiosity behind their mathematical reasoning, learning trajectories ultimately... more...

#### Using Assessment To Reshape Mathematics Teaching

Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 60.95This casebook is intended to support professionals who are working in a variety of contexts to use classroom-based assessment more effectively to support teacher learning and teaching change, and to enhance the opportunities for all students to develop mathematical power. It grows out of a collaboration of mathematics teachers and teacher educators,... more...

#### Math Puzzles and Brainteasers

Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95Number puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school students. In these two new collections, puzzle master Terry Stickels provides puzzles and brain games that range from simple to challenging and... more...

#### Math Puzzles and Brainteasers

Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95Terry Stickels is a well-known puzzle creator and the author of many puzzle books, such as Classic Mind Benders and The Little Book of Bathroom Sudoku . He writes three syndicated columns: Frame Games in USA Weekend magazine, Stickelers, sydicated by King Features, and Stickdoku, a sudoku puzzle in USA Weekend magazine. He is also a frequent... more...

#### Increasing the Competitive Edge in Math and Science

R&L Education 2009; US$ 39.99The U. S. is losing its competitive edge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Thomas Friedman warns that America is not producing enough young people in STEM fields that are essential for entrepreneurship and innovation in the 21st century (The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, 2005). more...

#### Primary Mathematics

McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 44.00Supports and develops teachers' understanding of the key primary mathematics topics. This book emphasizes the importance of the different representations that can be used for mathematical concepts and inform the reasoning process. By focusing on understanding, it draws attention to common misconceptions that teachers encounter in the classroom. more...

#### Math Teacher's Survival Guide

Wiley 2010; US$ 32.95Classroom-tested strategies to help new and experienced math teachers thrive Math teachers must not only instruct their students in basic mathematical skills and concepts, they must also prepare them for standardized tests, provide instruction in the use of technology, and teach problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. At the same time, they... more...

#### Children's Fractional Knowledge

Springer US 2009; US$ 189.00Children?s Fractional Knowledge elegantly tracks the construction of knowledge, both by children learning new methods of reasoning and by the researchers studying their methods. The book challenges the widely held belief that children?s whole number knowledge is a distraction from their learning of fractions by positing that their fractional learning... more...

#### Math Games for Middle School

Chicago Review Press 1998; US$ 13.99From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle school math with problems that kids want to solve: “Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get?? Intriguing facts about the history of math... more...