Using Knowledge of Children’s Mathematics Thinking in Classroom Teaching: An Experimental Study

  title={Using Knowledge of Children’s Mathematics Thinking in Classroom Teaching: An Experimental Study},
  author={Thomas P. Carpenter and Elizabeth Fennema and Penelope L. Peterson and Chi-Pang Chiang and Megan Loef},
This study investigated teachers’ use of knowledge from research on children’s mathematical thinking and how their students’ achievement is influenced as a result. Twenty first grade teachers, assigned randomly to an experimental treatment, participated in a month-long workshop in which they studied a research-based analysis of children’s development of problem-solving skills in addition and subtraction. Other first grade teachers (n = 20) were assigned randomly to a control group. Although… 

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