Innovative techniques and approaches for modern mathematics teaching.Always on the cutting-edge of mathematics teaching, Mathematics Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Fifth Edition continues to integrate technology with hands-on experience and the latest research and standards.Highlights: Praxis IIa?-Style Test Questions: This is the only textbook that gives you Praxis IIa?-style questions, which will help you prepare for the high-stakes test used for teacher certification. Additional questions are available for instructors. National Research Council's New Research on Mathematical Proficiency: Includes Student Assessments, Lesson Plans, and Family Math Packets to support all five strands. Students with Special Needs: A new section in each of the concept chapters features alternative teaching strategies especially for these students. Eighteen Video Vignettes: The CD packaged with this text features videos with guiding questions to analyze real teacher-student interaction in the hard to teach math concepts. Use the videos as a motivator for your own K-8 students. Online Study Guide: These online resources will help you achieve better math scores. Available through the website: www.wiley.com/college/hatfield Colored Patterns for Download: 15 pages are ready to use with elementary and middle school students and to practice hands-on manipulations as you prepare for interactive test items.Hatfield, Mary M. is the author of 'Mathematics Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers', published 2004 under ISBN 9780471149835 and ISBN 0471149837.