ERIC Number: ED373971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Mathematics for Learning with Understanding in the Primary Grades.
Carpenter, Thomas P.; And Others
In this paper four programs are described in which children learn multidigit number concepts and operations with understanding: (1) the Supporting Ten-Structured Thinking projects, (2) the Conceptually Based Instruction project, (3) Cognitively Guided Instruction projects, and (4) the Problem Centered Mathematics Project. The diversity in these programs indicates that learning with understanding is possible under a variety of conditions; however, a critical feature shared by the four programs is that they engage students in building connections. In each of the programs, treating the development of arithmetic procedures as a problem-solving activity and asking students to share and explain their answers encourages students to reflect on procedures and on the properties of the whole number system and to learn these topics with understanding. Contains 16 references. (MKR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education, Madison, WI.
Identifiers: Cognitively Guided Instruction; Conceptually Based Instruction; Mathematical Communication; Number Sense; Supporting Ten Structured Thinking Project
Note: A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-8, 1994).