About the Author John A. Van de Walle is Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University

About the Author John A. Van de Walle is Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University. As a mathematics education consultant, he regularly works with K-8 teachers and in elementary school classrooms, and has taught mathematics to children at all levels, K-8. He is also a co-author of the Scott Foresman,Addison Wesley Mathematics K,6 series.

About the Author John A. Van de Walle is Professor Emeritus, Virginia . As a mathematics education consultant, he regularly works with K-8 teachers and in elementaryschool classrooms and has taught mathematics to children at all levels, K-8. He is also a coauthor of the Scott Foresman, Addison Wesley Mathematics K,6 series.

John A. Van de Walle. Mathematics - Study and teaching (Elementary), Mathematics - Study and teaching (Middle school). Van de Walle wrote this book to help students understand mathematics and become . This is the philosophy behindElementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally. Van de Walle wrote this book to help students understand mathematics and become confident in their ability to teach the subject to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Although he could not have foreseen the changes in mathematics teaching over the last three decades, he was at the forefront of the movement towards a constructivist view of teaching, or teaching developmentally. Constructivism says that children construct their own knowledge. They are not blank slates waiting to absorb whatever the teacher tells them. Van de Walle, Late of Virginia Commonwealth University This is the philosophy behind Elementary and Middle . Van de Walle, Late of Virginia Commonwealth University This is the philosophy behind Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally. John A.

Van de Walle achieves high marks. Published by Thriftbooks. Chapters include information for varying grade levels. All chapters relate mathematics instruction to the NCTM content and process standards. Principles of a high quality mathematics program (equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment and technology) are presented throughout.

John Van de Walle, one of the foremost experts on how children learn mathematics, finds that 80 percent of the students who purchase this book keep it for reference when they begin their professional teaching careers

John Van de Walle, one of the foremost experts on how children learn mathematics, finds that 80 percent of the students who purchase this book keep it for reference when they begin their professional teaching careers. This book reflects the NCTM Principles and Standards and the benefits of constructivist-or hematics instruction. Van de Walle, Late of Virginia Commonwealth University. John Van de Walle is one of the foremost experts on how children learn mathematics, and 80 percent of students keep his book for reference when they enter the classroom. The text reflects the NCTM Principles and Standards and the benefits of constructivist-or hematics instruction. Moreover, it is structured for maximum flexibility, offering 24 brief, compartmentalized chapters that may be mixed and matched to fit any course or teaching approach.

*Elementary and Middle School Mathematics* is the best-selling text for elementary and middle school mathematics methods. Written by math methods expert John A. Van de Walle, the book reflects the NCTM *Principles and Standards* and the benefits of constructivist, or student-centered, mathematics instruction. The text is structured for maximum flexibility, offering 24 brief, compartmentalized chapters that may be mixed and matched to fit any course or teaching approach. The eight chapters in Section 1 include detailed guidelines for planning problem-based lessons, as well as complete information about implementing assessment, inclusion, and technology in the K-8 mathematics classroom. Section 2 contains 16 content chapters that provide understanding of mathematics content and how children develop that content.