id: 05948916
dt: j
an: 2011f.00092
au: Nickerson, Susan D.; Whitacre, Ian
ti: A local instruction theory for the development of number sense.
so: Math. Think. Learn. 12, No. 3, 227-252 (2010).
py: 2010
pu: Taylor \& Francis (Routledge), Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: B50 D20
ut: preservice teacher education; student evaluation; theories of mathematics
education; teaching models; class activities; numeracy; lower secondary
education
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10986061003689618
ab: 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.)
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