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ERIC Number: EJ1096151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
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Fuentes, Sarah Quebec; Quebec, Rachael
Teaching Children Mathematics, v22 n8 p458-461 Apr 2016
"Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" (NCTM 2010) outlines eight teaching practices for effective teaching and learning of mathematics. One of the teaching practices, building procedural fluency from conceptual understanding, states the following: Effective teaching of mathematics builds fluency with procedures on a foundation of conceptual understanding so that students, over time, become skillful in using procedures flexibly as they solve contextual and mathematical problems. The context of the problem scenario featured in this article aligns with the leveling concept of the mean (Van de Walle and Lovin 2006) and allows for generalizations leading to the procedure for calculating the mean. This article includes an activity sheet, a list of materials needed to work on the problem scenario in the classroom, sample questions, and suggestions for extensions and modifications to the problem scenario.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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