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Multiplication

Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (GAMTE) Annual Conference

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Paper 4: Assessing Understanding Of Multiplication Through Words, Pictures, And Numbers, Marvin E. Smith, Stephanie Z. Smith Jan 2007

Paper 4: Assessing Understanding Of Multiplication Through Words, Pictures, And Numbers, Marvin E. Smith, Stephanie Z. Smith

Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (GAMTE) Annual Conference

The objective of this session is to engage mathematics teacher educators in a discussion of how to assess an understanding of the concept of multiplication as an operation and its relationships to other operations. The session will begin with a presentation of a previously published study assessing children’s understanding of multiplication as grouping and the relationship between multiplication and addition. The assessment asked a series of problems involving words, pictures, and numbers. The results of the study indicate that the types of problems asked were successful in providing evidence of children’s understanding of multiplication. The study also found ...