First graders outwit a famous mathematician

Find zero minus four? Pascal argued it was impossible! Twenty-first-century students, given the right tools, can solve counterintuitive problems.

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Jessica Pierson Bishop,, Lisa L. C. Lamb,, Randolph A. Philipp,, Bonnie P. Schappelle,, and Ian Whitacre,, are colleagues at the center for research in mathematics and science education at san diego state University in california. they are interested in children's mathematical thinking with a specific focus on mapping developmental trajectories of children's understanding of negative numbers.

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