Got Tools? Exploring Children's Use of Mathematics Tools during Problem Solving

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  • 1 Mathematics educator at San Diego State University.
  • 2 First-grade teacher at Ocean Knoll Elementary School in Encinitas, California.

The results of a year–long exploration of first graders' tool use. Article also showcases instructional activities designed to link tool use with quantitative understanding.


They collaborate to explore children's mathematical thinking and how that thinking can drive instruction.

Teaching Children Mathematics


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