About Teaching Mathematics.
California: Math Solutions Publications, 2000. This book addresses the toughest issues teachers face in mathematics teaching. It discusses replacing traditional mathematics teaching with strategies that focus on students’ thinking and reasoning. It emphasizes teaching mathematics through problem solving. It is an essential teaching source.
Carpenter, T., Fennema, E., Franke, M., Levi, L. and Empson, S.
. New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2003. This book was written to help you understand children’s intuitive mathematical thinking and use that knowledge to help children learn math with understanding. The authors offer a detailed explanation and numerous examples of the problem-solving and computational processes that virtually all children use. They also describe how classrooms can be organized to foster that development.
Hatfield, M., Edwards, N. and Bitter, G.
Mathematics Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
. Massachusetts: Allyn & Bacon, 1997. This book provides teachers of grades K-8 with ideas, techniques, and approaches to teaching mathematics so that students will be prepared for later study. There is an emphasis on manipulatives, problem solving, and mathematical connections.
Teaching Problems and the Problems of Teaching.
Connecticut:Yale University Press, 2001. In this book an experienced classroom teacher and noted researcher takes us into her fifth grade math class. She shows how classroom dynamics are critical in the process of bringing students to a deeper understanding of mathematics (or any subject). Lampert looks at the common problems of teaching and arrives at an original model of teaching.
Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics
. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999. The author compares American to Chinese teaching. Ma’s key point is that American teachers are not trained to think mathematically. Ma brings forth interesting information about Chinese educational practices.