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In Children's Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction, Thomas Carpenter, Megan Franke, and Linda Levi helped tens of thousands of teachers understand children's intuitive problem-solving and computational processes. More important, the authors helped teachers figure out how to use that knowledge to enhance students' understanding of arithmetic. In this book the same author team takes teaching and learning mathematics to the next level, revealing how children's developing knowledge of the powerful unifying ideas of mathematics can deepen their understanding of arithmetic and provide a solid foundation for learning algebra. This book also shows how teachers can increase their own knowledge of mathematics in the process of interacting with their children and reflecting about their practice.
Thinking Mathematically provides numerous examples of classroom dialogues that indicate how algebraic ideas emerge in children's thinking and what problems and questions help to elicit them. Special features of the book help teachers develop their own understanding of mathematics along with their students':
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THOMAS CARPENTER is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught for twenty-five years. He is the former editor of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, and has received major awards for his research publications from the NCTM and the American Educational Research Association.MEGAN LOEF FRANKE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of CaliforniaLos Angeles and Director of Center X: Where Research and Practice Intersect for Urban School Professionals. Her work focuses on understanding and supporting teacher learning through professional development.LINDA LEVI is an Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of WisconsinMadison. Her recent work focuses on childrens algebraic reasoning in the elementary school. She has designed and conducted professional development workshops for teachers across the country.Review:
?Thinking Mathematically provides a rich portrait of arithmetic set in a broader perspective on mathematics, and on what it means to do and learn it. . . . The book overflows with supports for the mathematical work of the teacher in pressing students, provoking, supporting, pointing, and attending with care.?-Hyman Bass and Deborah Loewenberg Ball
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