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Title:
Understanding rational numbers
Author:
Terezinha Nunes: University of Oxford, UK
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Att erövra världen. Grundläggande färdigheter i läsning; skrivning och matematik; 26-27 november 2007; Linköping
Issue:
032
Article no.:
003
Pages:
23-52
No. of pages:
30
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2008-11-10
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Rational numbers are important as a foundation for later mathematics learning and particularly for learning algebra. Most researcher agree that students find rational numbers difficult. This article question the traditional use of partitioning as the starting point for the teaching of fractions. It seeks the origin of children’s understanding of rational numbers in their understanding of division. A number of empirical studies are presented on children’s use of action schemes for division; correspondence and partitioning. At last conclusions and implications for education are drawn.

Att erövra världen. Grundläggande färdigheter i läsning; skrivning och matematik; 26-27 november 2007; Linköping

Author:
Terezinha Nunes
Title:
Understanding rational numbers
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Att erövra världen. Grundläggande färdigheter i läsning; skrivning och matematik; 26-27 november 2007; Linköping

Author:
Terezinha Nunes
Title:
Understanding rational numbers
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