Children's representations and conceptual understanding of number

Joanne Mulligan, Michael Mitchelmore, Nerida Outhred, Janette Bobis

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    This paper reports the developmental phase of a 2-year longitudinal study of 120 Grade 2 children, which is designed to explore the relationship between their representations and understandings, of key number processes. The study focuses on the structure of children's representations of estimating, counting, grouping, re-grouping, partitioning and multiplicative processes. The research methodology, including videotaped interview tasks used during trialing in March and April 1996, and preliminary findings will be presented for discussion and critical analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Reseach Group of Australasia
    Place of PublicationUniversity of Melbourne
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


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