List of errors in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers with Activity Manual, 4th edition, by Sybilla Beckmann, published by Pearson


Main text:


On p. 57 no. 7: The blue writing seems to be going with a different question.


On p. 130, in Figure 3.33, square 1 has a misplaced left corner. The shaded shape should hit the left side of the square in the center.


On p. 483 at the middle of the page: a kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy as opposed to power.


On p. 559, the reference to class activity 14BB (right before the list of class activities) should be changed to class activity 14W and #23 on page xxx should be changed to #24 on page 646.


Activity manual:


Page CA-51: #3. The question should be "How many bugs did Kwon have at first?" (not “How many bugs did Kwon get?”).


Page CA-309: In the top right picture, change the right-most h (which is right under the orange ring) to r, as shown in the picture below. This has been corrected in newer printings.


Page CA-123: Activity 6N part 2, change the wording as follows:

Rewrite 6/20 ÷ 3/4 = ?/? as ?/?*3/4=6/20 to help you explain why you can divide fractions by dividing the numerators and dividing the denominators, as in

6/20 ÷ 3/4 = (6 ÷ 3)/(20 ÷ 4) = 2/5


Page CA-374: #1, change “box” to “bag”.


Solution manual for the problems in the text:


Section 4.4 #16. The answer given in the manual is incorrect.