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From Simple Questions to Powerful Connections: A Two-Year Conversation about Negative Numbers

Jean Behrend, Laura Mohs 

January 2006, Volume 12, Issue 5, Page 260

Abstract:
The experiences of a group of primary-grade students and their teacher as they explore negative numbers over the course of two years. Teachers will learn about one example of how a problem-solving environment contributes to discussion and understanding in mathematics.

Keywords:
Pre-K-2
Article
Curriculum Developer
Addition and Subtraction
Communication
Conceptual Development
Higher Education
Math Coordinator / Coach
Complex Numbers
Teacher
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation