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, jpierson@mail.sdsu.edu, Lisa L. C. Lamb, lisa.lamb@sdsu.edu, Randolph A. Philipp, rphilipp@mail.sdsu.edu, Bonnie P. Schappelle, bschappe@sunstroke.sdsu.edu, and Ian Whitacre, ianwhitacre@yahoo.com, 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.

(Corresponding author is Bishop jpierson@mail.sdsu.edu)(Corresponding author is Lamb lisa.lamb@sdsu.edu)(Corresponding author is Philipp rphilipp@mail.sdsu.edu)(Corresponding author is Schappelle bschappe@sunstroke.sdsu.edu)(Corresponding author is Whitacre ianwhitacre@yahoo.com)
Teaching Children Mathematics

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