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ERIC Number: EJ892705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
A Local Instruction Theory for the Development of Number Sense
Nickerson, Susan D.; Whitacre, Ian
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v12 n3 p227-252 2010
Gravemeijer's (1999, 2004) construct of a "local instruction theory" suggests a means of offering teachers a framework of reference for designing and engaging students in a set of sequenced, exemplary instructional activities that support students' mathematical development for a focused concept. In this paper we offer a local instruction theory to guide the design of a set of instructional activities in support of the development of number sense. We make explicit the goals, assumptions, underlying rationale, and related instructional activities and provide examples from a mathematics content course for preservice elementary teachers. In this way, we contribute to an elaboration of the construct of local instruction theory. (Contains 3 tables, 9 figures, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A