A series of diagnostic questions helps this teacher better assess and comprehend the misconceptions of third graders who struggle with multiplication.
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Thomas E. Hodges, firstname.lastname@example.org, teaches mathematics education courses at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He is interested in the mathematical thinking of beginning teachers and in providing professional development opportunities to teachers of mathematics.
Terry D. Rose, email@example.com, teaches mathematics education courses at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Her research interests include teaching problem solving, teaching mathematics for conceptual understanding, and differentiation in mathematics instruction.
April D. Hicks, firstname.lastname@example.org, a 2010 graduate of Western Carolina University, teaches second grade at Cullowhee Valley School. She is working to develop her understanding and implementation of effective mathematics practices, especially as they relate to students' comprehension and mastery of number sense and place value.