What Nathan Teaches Us about Transitional Thinking
Ann Taylor, Susan Breck, Carol Aljets
October 2004, Volume 11, Issue 3, Page 138
How a child's invented algorithm about tens and ones generated "transitional thinking" on the way to the construction of a mathematical understanding of place value. Also discusses how teachers can employ two important "best practice" classroom strategies, mathematical discourse, and the role of wait time in that discourse take on increasing importance during transitional thinking.
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Addition and Subtraction