Faculty Publications

Title

The roles of tools and models in a prospective elementary teachers’ developing understanding of multidigit multiplication

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Mental computation, Models, Multiplication, Prospective teachers, Tools

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Mathematical Behavior

Volume

60

Abstract

It is important for prospective elementary teachers to understand multidigit multiplication deeply; however, the development of such understanding presents challenges. We document the development of a prospective elementary teacher's reasoning about multidigit multiplication during a Number and Operations course. We present evidence of profound progress in Valerie's understanding of multidigit multiplication, and we highlight the roles of particular tools and models in her developing reasoning. In this way, we contribute an illuminating case study that can inform the work of mathematics teacher educators. We discuss specific instructional implications that derive from this case.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2020

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.jmathb.2020.100816

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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