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Got Tools? Exploring Children’s Use of Mathematics Tools during Problem Solving

Victoria Jacobs, Julie Kusiak 

May 2006, Volume 12, Issue 9, Page 470

Abstract:
The results of a year-long exploration of first graders' tool use. Article also showcases instructional activities designed to link tool use with quantitative understanding.

Keywords:
Article
Pre-K-2
Addition and Subtraction
Clinical Interviews
Communication
Conceptual Development
Basic Facts
Teacher
Manipulatives
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Representation
Whole Numbers / Natural Numbers / Counting Numbers