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Are Rules Interfering with Children's Mathematical Understanding?

Jean Behrend 

September 2001, Volume 8, Issue 1, Page 36

Abstract:
The consequences of teaching rules without understanding are demonstrated with examples from two third-grade children. Suggestions are given for alternative instructional strategies.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Grades 3-5
Addition and Subtraction
Teacher
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof