Developing mathematical reasoning in grades K-12

Developing mathematical reasoning in grades K-12

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A collection of 23 chapters devoted to understanding and promoting mathematical reasoning by teachers and students. After a section explaining four views of how reasoning works, sections are devoted to early, middle, and high school grades. The articles present empirical and theoretical evidence to explain how students think about measurement, statistics, algebra, and the connection of math to the real world. Finally a section devoted to the development of mathematical reasoning, the professional development of teachers, and possible curricular approaches is presented.... but short, open-ended questions provide quick checks into studentsa#39; thinking and conceptual understanding and are generally ... (The curriculum is the University of Chicago School Mathematics Projecta#39;s elementary school curriculum, Everyday Mathematics. ... In particular students were told that one child reasoned that 1/2 was larger because each piece of a half was larger than each piece of a third.

Title:Developing mathematical reasoning in grades K-12
Author: Lee Stiff, Frances R. Curcio
Publisher:Natl Council of Teachers of - 1999

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