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April 2001, Volume 7, Issue 8

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Strategies for Advancing Children's Mathematical Thinking
Judith Fraivillig
Presents a framework for incorporating classroom strategies that advance children's thinking through eliciting student responses, supporting children's conceptual understanding, and extending children's mathematical thinking.

Fostering the Mathematical Power of Children with Behavioral Difficulties: The Case of Carter
Lynn Isenbarger, Arthur Baroody
Through The Case of Carter, this article discusses how an investigative approach to mathematics can help develop mathematical power in children with behavioral disorders.

Alternative Algorithms: Increasing Options, Reducing Errors
Tamela Randolph, Helene Sherman
Several alternatives to customary algorithms for whole number arithmetic. Includes a brief history of each algorithm, and discusses why each might be a useful algorithm for particular kinds of children.