The second part of Thinking Math presents research-based strategies for teaching and learning multiplication, division, and beginning proportional reasoning. Primary teachers andparaprofessionals can see how children in the earliest grades can build a foundation ofunderstanding as they begin to deal with problems that typically are reserved for later years.
Teachers of older students learn how to promote understanding of basic mathematical properties and laws that will be used when students study algebra. The course also shows a connection between several of the practices suggested by Thinking Math and the study of higher mathematics.
Pre-requisite: Thinking Mathematics I.