
05264441
j
2008b.00280
Lo, JaneJane
Grant, Theresa J.
Flowers, Judith
Challenges in deepening prospective teachers' understanding of multiplication through justification.
J. Math. Teach. Educ. 11, No. 1, 522 (2008).
2008
Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
EN
F39
H29
D49
B52
meaning of multiplication
multiplication of natural numbers
arithmetic
reasoning and justification
primary school teachers
preservice teacher education
doi:10.1007/s1085700790566
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 teachers' 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.