ERIC Number: ED465555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction.
Carpenter, Thomas P.; Fennema, Elizabeth; Franke, Megan Loef; Levi, Linda; Empson, Susan B.
This book, with accompanying CD-ROMs, was written to help readers understand children's intuitive mathematical thinking and use that knowledge to help children learn mathematics with understanding. Based on more than twenty years of research, this book portrays the development of children's understanding of basic number concepts. Detailed explanations and numerous examples of the problem-solving and computational processes that virtually all children use as their numerical thinking develops are included. There is also a description of how classrooms can be organized to foster that development. The accompanying CD-ROMs provide a look at students and teachers in real classrooms implementing the teaching and learning strategies described in the text. (MM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Numbers, Numeracy, Teaching Methods
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($24.50). Tel: 603-431-7894; Web site: http://www.heinemann.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.