# Young Mathematicians at Work

## Constructing Multiplication and Division

*Young Mathematicians at Work*, Catherine Fosnot and Maarten Dolk reveal what they learned after several years of intensive study in numerous urban classrooms.

In this second volume in a series of three,...

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*Young Mathematicians at Work*, Catherine Fosnot and Maarten Dolk reveal what they learned after several years of intensive study in numerous urban classrooms.

In this second volume in a series of three, Fosnot and Dolk focus on how to develop an understanding of multiplication and division in grades 3-5. Their book:

- describes and illustrates what it means to do and learn mathematics
- provides strategies to help teachers turn their classrooms into math workshops that encourage and reflect mathematizing
- examines several ways to engage and support children as they construct important strategies and big ideas related to multiplication
- takes a close look at the strategies and big ideas related to division
- defines modeling and provides examples of how learners construct modelsâ€”with a discussion of the importance of context
- discusses what it means to calculate using number sense and whether or not algorithms should still be the goal of computation instruction
- describes how to strengthen performance and portfolio assessment
- emphasizes teachers as learners by encouraging them to see themselves as mathematicians.

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