Introduction to Problem Solving, Second Edition, Grades 3-5 by Susan
Introduction to Problem Solving, Second Edition, Grades 3-5
Download a Sample

Introduction to Problem Solving, Second Edition, Grades 3-5

By Susan O'Connell

NCTM’s Process Standards were designed to support teaching that helps children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every elementary teacher the opportunity to explore each one of the standards in depth. And with language and examples that don’t require prior math training to understand, the series offers friendly, reassuring advice to any teacher preparing to embrace the Process Standards.
 
In the second edition of Introduction to Problem Solving, Susan O’Connell updates her popular and easy-to-use
...

Read Full Description below »

Star Special Offer: Save 30% off our list price automatically when you buy 15 or more.

BOOK WITH CD

In Stock

List Price: $36.25

Web/School Price: $29.00

This product is part of the series:  The Math Process Standards , Grades 3-5 Series


(click any section below to continue reading)

Full Description

NCTM’s Process Standards were designed to support teaching that helps children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every elementary teacher the opportunity to explore each one of the standards in depth. And with language and examples that don’t require prior math training to understand, the series offers friendly, reassuring advice to any teacher preparing to embrace the Process Standards.
 
In the second edition of Introduction to Problem Solving, Susan O’Connell updates her popular and easy-to-use guide. O’Connell eases you into problem solving, giving you an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching; strategies that help students develop mathematical thinking; and a wealth of all-new activities that are modifiable for immediate use with students of all levels. Written by a veteran teacher for teachers of every level of experience, Introduction to Problem Solving fosters a new awareness of the importance of problem solving and highlights ways to implement it without rewriting your curriculum.
 
Best of all, like all the titles in the Math Process Standards Series, Introduction to Problem Solving comes with two powerful tools to help you get started and plan well: a CD-ROM with activities customizable to match your lessons and a correlation guide that helps you match mathematical content with the processes it utilizes.
 
If problem solving is a problem you’d like to solve. Or if you’re simply looking for new ways to work the problem-solving standards into your curriculum, read, dog-ear, and teach with Introduction to Problem Solving, Second Edition. And if you’d like to learn about any of NCTM’s process standards, or if you’re looking for new, classroom-tested ways to address them in your math teaching, look no further than Heinemann’s Math Process Standards Series. You’ll find them explained in the most understandable and practical way: from one teacher to another.

Contents

Introduction to the Problem-Solving Standard

1. Building Math Understanding through Problem Solving
2. Guiding Students through the Problem-Solving Process
3. Focusing on Problem-Solving Strategies
4. Strategy: Choose an Operation
5. Strategy: Find a Pattern
6. Strategy: Make a Table
7. Strategy: Make an Organized List
8. Strategy: Draw a Picture or Diagram
9. Strategy: Guess, Check, and Revise
10. Strategy: Use Logical Reasoning
11. Strategy: Work Backward
12. Real-World Problem Solving
13. Assessing Problem Solving
14. Problem Solving Across the Content Standards                        

 

Conclusion: Accepting the Challenge                                              

Samples

Related PD Services

PD Resources From Susan O'Connell

Seminars

Speakers

Workshops