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ERIC Number: EJ793874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Sitting at the Back: Noticing "Math Noticing"
Sparrow, Len
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v9 n1 p7-12 2004
Recently, the author has been fortunate to be a visitor in a number of classrooms in the United States, England and Europe. On one such visit to an Elementary School in Columbia, Missouri, the teachers accepted him into their normal classrooms for their normal lessons. He moved between three classes: Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 4. A snapshot account of what he saw and his reactions are presented. Here, the author highlights the significance of helping children make connections in mathematics via problem solving. He describes how teachers encourage children to think mathematically by "taking notice" of the mathematics they encounter.
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A