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ERIC Number: EJ756740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
What Nathan Teaches Us about Transitional Thinking
Taylor, Ann R.; Breck, Susan E.; Aljets, Carol M.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v11 n3 p138-142 Oct 2004
This article demonstrates how a child's invented algorithm about tens and ones generated "transitional thinking" on the way to the construction of a mathematical understanding of place value. The articles also discusses how two important "best practice" classroom strategies, mathematical discourse, and the role of wait time in that discourse take on increasing importance during transitional thinking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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