id: 05264441
dt: j
an: 2008b.00280
au: Lo, Jane-Jane; Grant, Theresa J.; Flowers, Judith
ti: Challenges in deepening prospective teachersâ€™ understanding of
multiplication through justification.
so: J. Math. Teach. Educ. 11, No. 1, 5-22 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: F39 H29 D49 B52
ut: meaning of multiplication; multiplication of natural numbers; arithmetic;
reasoning and justification; primary school teachers; preservice
teacher education
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10857-007-9056-6
ab: Summary: This article reports challenges faced by prospective elementary
teachers as they revisited whole number multiplication through a
sequence of tasks that required them to develop and justify reasoning
strategies for multiplication. Classroom episodes and student work are
used both to illustrate these challenges, as well as to demonstrate
growth over time. Implications for the design of mathematics courses
for prospective teachersâ€™ are discussed. Although the study is
situated in the context of multiplication, it has implications for
teachers reasoning and justification in other areas of mathematics.
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