Number and Operations, Part 2: Making Meaning for Operations Casebook
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Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable, and Susan Jo Russell
The Making Meaning for Operations Casebook was developed as the key resource for participants’ Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The twenty-nine 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 7; 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 Making meaning for whole number addition and subtraction
Chapter 2 Making meaning for multiplication and division
Chapter 3 When dividing doesn't come out evenly
Chapter 4 Greater than, less than, equal to
Chapter 5 Combining shares, or adding fractions
Chapter 6 Taking portions of portions, or multiplying fractions
Chapter 7 Expanding ideas about division in the context of fractions
Chapter 8 Highlights of related research