The roles of tools and models in a prospective elementary teachers’ developing understanding of multidigit multiplication
Mental computation, Models, Multiplication, Prospective teachers, Tools
Journal of Mathematical Behavior
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.
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Whitacre, Ian and Rumsey, Chepina, "The roles of tools and models in a prospective elementary teachers’ developing understanding of multidigit multiplication" (2020). Faculty Publications. 232.