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Description:

In this 4-page monograph (pdf), Dr. Alex Lawson cites research to support the position that children who are encouraged to create their own algorithms make fewer errors and develop a deeper understanding of mathematics than those who are taught to memorize and apply standard algorithms without understanding. She provides examples of common errors made by students mis-applying rules and offers suggestions for helping them to understand mathematical operations. The author includes a list of references.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Grade 2,Grade 3,Grade 1,Number concepts,NSDL,Grade 4,Teaching strategies,Early Elementary,Reason quantitatively,Misconceptions,Mathematics,Arithmetic,Analyze and persevere,Concept formation,Process skills,Number and operations,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,Model with mathematics,Modeling,Whole numbers,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-027,Practice Standards,Elementary School,Algorithms,Representation,Computing and Information,Operations,Problem solving,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140728160522601T,Reasoning

Language:

English

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