Exponentiation: A New Basic?

Author: Brent Davis
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A weeklong unit in an eighth-grade classroom shows how instruction should extend beyond the four basic operations for better understanding of the realities and needs of today's world.

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Brent Davis, brent.davis@ucalgary.ca, is professor of mathematics education at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A former middle school mathematics teacher, his main research interest is the complex relationship between teachers' disciplinary knowledge and their abilities to listen to their students, that is, to make sense of the sense that students make.

(Corresponding author is Davis brent.davis@ucalgary.ca)
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