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Are They Wrong? Or Did They Just Answer a Different Question?

Pamela Wells, David Coffey 

November 2005, Volume 12, Issue 4, Page 202

Abstract:
Exploration of several examples of students' incorrect answers when solving problems and how classroom teachers can build upon these types of answers in order to deepen students' mathematical understanding.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Algebraic Patterns
Addition and Subtraction
Grades 3-5
Communication
Teacher
Problems
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work