Gaea Leinhardt, Ralph Putnam, Rosemary A. Hattrup

Analysis of Arithmetic for Mathematics Teaching

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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.