Number and Operations, Part 1: Building A System of Tens Casebook (Download)
Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable, and Susan Jo Russell
The Building a System of
Tens Casebook was developed as the key resource for participants’ Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The thirty cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session’s investigation of specific
mathematical concepts and teaching strategies.
By reading and discussing the cases under the guidance of the facilitator, participants are actively engaged in their own learning enterprise and will—
The casebook is composed of eight chapters: the first seven consist of classroom cases from kindergarten through grade 8; chapter 8 is an essay providing an overview of the research related to the situations described in the first seven chapters. The chapters are as follows:
Chapter 1 Students’ addition and subtraction strategies
Chapter 2 The base-ten structure of numbers
Chapter 3 Making sense of addition and subtraction algorithms
Chapter 4 Multiplication of multidigit numbers
Chapter 5 Division with multidigit numbers
Chapter 6 Place-value representation of numbers less than 1
Chapter 7 Multiplying and dividing with decimals
Chapter 8 Highlights of related research
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