brief essay (suggested length of 3 pages):
A. Explain the relationship between multiplication
B. Describe how understanding the relationship
between multiplication and addition contributes to students’ understanding of
these operations. For example, how does multiplication extend addition concepts
(e.g., manipulation of groups for a total product)?
C. Explain the commutative, associative, and
distributive properties using examples.
D. For each property, describe how it is connected
to thinking strategies students might use in performing computations (e.g.,
counting by two’s or five’s, groupings or “many sets of” items, adding several
equal groups together).
E. Provide specific examples of at least
two common conceptual errors.
1. Describe an instructional strategy that would
serve to correct and/or avoid each of these conceptual errors (1 strategy
per conceptual error for a total of at least 2 strategies).
2. Explain how each of the instructional
strategies serves to correct and/or avoid its associated conceptual
F. When you use sources, include all in-text
citations and references in APA