Gaea Leinhardt, Ralph Putnam,
Rosemary A. Hattrup

*Analysis of Arithmetic for Mathematics Teaching*

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
Inc.

1992

ISBN 0-08058-0929-5

Grade focus: K-2, 3-5

*Analysis of Arithmetic for Mathematics Teaching* presents a comprehensive
review of the research on elementary school students' understanding of
many topics included in *Science For All Americans* Chapter 9: The
Mathematical World, Section 9A: Numbers, and Chapter 12: Habits of Mind,
Section 12B: Computation and Estimation Skills. Such topics include: place
value, relative magnitude of numbers, mental computation, computational
estimation, counting, operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals,
and converting between fractions and decimals.

The book's primary audience is educational researchers. However, it will also be informative to elementary and middle-school teachers who are interested in expanding their knowledge of students' understanding of arithmetic and exploring the research base upon which many of the current recommendations for restructuring mathematics education are made.