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ERIC Number: EJ785282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Challenges in Deepening Prospective Teachers' Understanding of Multiplication through Justification
Lo, Jane-Jane; Grant, Theresa J.; Flowers, Judith
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v11 n1 p5-22 Feb 2008
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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