@article {MATHEDUC.05948916,
author = {Nickerson, Susan D. and Whitacre, Ian},
title = {A local instruction theory for the development of number sense.},
year = {2010},
journal = {Mathematical Thinking and Learning},
volume = {12},
number = {3},
issn = {1098-6065},
pages = {227-252},
publisher = {Taylor \& Francis (Routledge), Philadelphia, PA},
doi = {10.1080/10986061003689618},
abstract = {Summary: Gravemeijer's (1999, 2004) construct of a ``local instruction theory'' suggests a means of offering teachers a framework of reference for designing and engaging students in a set of sequenced, exemplary instructional activities that support students' mathematical development for a focused concept. In this paper we offer a local instruction theory to guide the design of a set of instructional activities in support of the development of number sense. We make explicit the goals, assumptions, underlying rationale, and related instructional activities and provide examples from a mathematics content course for preservice elementary teachers. In this way, we contribute to an elaboration of the construct of local instruction theory. (Contains 3 tables, 9 figures, and 1 footnote.) (ERIC)},
msc2010 = {B50xx (D20xx)},
identifier = {2011f.00092},
}