"First Graders Dividing 62 by 5: A Teacher Uses Piaget's Theory"

Developed and Narrated by: Constance Kamii, Ph.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Produced by: Faye B. Clark

Samford University

Teacher: Leslie Baker Housman

South Shades Crest Elementary School - Hoover, Alabama

Pub Date: 2000, 25-min.

Constance Kamii and Faye Clark show constructivist teaching in action.

Using an approach based on Piaget’s theory, Leslie Baker Housman encourages her first-grade students to think critically about mathematics.

The results are compelling. We see a room of students who have faith in their own deliberative skills. We are privy to a teacher who does not correct students,

but instead encourages them to question answers and subsequently express their viewpoints.

Finally, we observe children who have a genuine understanding of mathematics rather than a superficial, perfunctory one.

"Young Children Reinvent Arithmetic - Multidigit Division: Two Teachers Use Piaget's Theory"

Developed and Narrated by: Constance Kamii, Ph.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Produced by: Mel Knight, Ed.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Teachers: Linda Joseph [2nd grade], and Sally Jones [3rd grade]

Hall-Kent Elementary School - Homewood, Alabama

Pub Date: 1990, 19-min.

Constance Kamii shows constructivist teaching in elementary classrooms.

Linda Joseph and Sally Jones, two elementary school teachers, use an approach based on Piaget’s theory to encourage their students to reinvent arithmetic.

This video show examples of how students can invent the logic of division.

"Direct vs. Indirect Ways of Teaching Number Concepts at Ages 4-6"

by Constance Kamii, Ph.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

November 2013

Recorded in conjunction with:

Center for Teaching and Learning

University of Alabama at Birmingham

This videotape shows that although number concepts cannot be taught directly, they can be taught indirectly by encouraging children to think.

Kamii, C. (1989).

*Double-column addition: A teacher uses Piaget's theory*(videotape).New York: Teachers College Press.

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