In our efforts to reform mathematics education, we've learned a tremendous amount about young students' strategies and the ways they construct knowledge, without fully understanding how to support such development over time. The Dutch do. So, funded by the NSF and Exxon Mobil, Mathematics in the City was begun, a collaborative inservice project that pooled the best thinking from both countries. In Young Mathematicians at Work, Catherine Fosnot and Maarten Dolk reveal what they learned after several years of intensive study in numerous urban classrooms.
In this second volume in a series of three, Fosnot and Dolk focus on how to develop an understanding of multiplication and division in grades 3-5. Their book:
CATHERINE TWOMEY FOSNOT is Professor of Education at the City College of New York and Director of Mathematics in the City, the inservice project described in Young Mathematicians at Work. She has twice received the "best writing" awards from AERA's Constructivist SIG as well as the "young scholar" award from the Educational Communication and Technology Journal. In addition to Young Mathematicians at Work: Constructing Number Sense, Addition, and Subtraction, her previous books include: Enquiring Teachers, Enquiring LearnersConstructivism: Theory, Perspectives, and Practice